10th Annual

Korean American Film Festival New York

October 13, 2016 to October 22, 2016

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DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Shorts
All genres, for films shorter than 50 minutes, completed any year. Short films completed January 1, 2015 or later are eligible for competition (if any, at KAFFNY discretion).
Features
Narrative or documentary, for films longer than 50 minutes, completed any year. Films completed January 1, 2014 or later are eligible for competition (if any, at KAFFNY discretion).

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

KAFFNY is a New York film festival screening Korean American, Korean and non-Korean films of interest to the local community. KAFFNY doesn’t care to create or define an identity. Rather, KAFFNY highlights the wide-ranging grassroots connections and relationships that already exist between diverse people, acknowledging that our own perspective is only a starting point.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Whether presenting works by documentary filmmaker Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, DJ Spooky’s live musical re-score of the 1956 seminal classic Korean film, “Madame Freedom,” pioneer video art by Nam June Paik, multi-faceted perspectives on the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, or a three-wall gallery projection dance party for a music film set to the entirety of Girl Talk’s definitive mashup album, KAFFNY moves across platforms to bring present the richest exhibition of "third culture" life.

Originally founded in 2006 as the Korean American Shorts Film Festival New York, our festival venues include: Wythe Hotel, Village East Cinemas, TheTimesCenter, SVA Theatre, Chelsea Clearview Cinemas, Skirball Center at NYU, Anthology Film Archives, as well as gallery and outdoor public spaces throughout New York City. Our partners include: Ford Foundation (Good Neighbor Committee), Korean American Community Foundation, The Korea Society, CUNY Asian American/American Research Institute, Korean Association of New York Artists, Korea Times, The Korean Channel. KAFFNY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

KAFFNY is now accepting submissions for its 10th Annual film festival, taking place in Brooklyn, New York in October 2016. 

KAFFNY invites filmmakers of all backgrounds to submit for consideration films that are relevant to the Korean American community, the Korean diaspora, Korean-identified persons, or as our name implies, New York.

KAFFNY also considers works outside the Korean nexus featuring at least one key creative member of Korean heritage, regardless of the subject matter. 

Submissions are being accepted in the following categories:

1) SHORTS
All genres, for films shorter than 50 minutes, completed any year. Short films completed January 1, 2015 or later are eligible for competition (if any, at KAFFNY discretion).

2) FEATURE
Narrative or documentary, for films longer than 50 minutes, completed any year. Films completed January 1, 2014 or later are eligible for competition (if any, at KAFFNY discretion).

ORGANIZERS

Angela O; Dave Kim (Founder & Executive Director); Susie Lim (Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES

KAFFNY defines a short film as any film with a running time less than 50 minutes.

KAFFNY defines a feature film as any film with a running time greater then 50 minutes.

Non-narrative and experimental films of any length may be submitted to Shorts.

All films submitted to KAFFNY must be New York City premieres (first time screening theatrically to the public).

Films having received any theatrical or home-video distribution of any kind beyond festival screenings or that have been broadcast on television or the Internet may be considered by KAFFNY, only if the content shows promise of a successful screening at our festival, at our discretion.

Films that have had private, unpublicized screenings are eligible for submission to KAFFNY.

Films that have been previously submitted to KAFFNY are ineligible.

The applicant holds the sole responsibility of copyright clearance of any copyrighted material in the film. Films including unauthorized copyrighted material are ineligible.

Films not in English must be subtitled in English unless dialogue is minimal and not necessary for the comprehension of the film.

*** The final screening copy of your accepted film must be received by KAFFNY no later than August 31, 2015. If screening copy is not received by then, KAFFNY retains the right to disqualify the film, without refund of the submission fee.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Films must be submitted via FilmFreeway or Withoutabox.

Multiple versions of the same film will not be considered.

If the submitted material does not play, KAFFNY will make an attempt to contact the applicant based on the contact information supplied at the time of submission in order to obtain a replacement. If a replacement is not available, KAFFNY reserves the right to disqualify the film without refunding the submission fees.

KAFFNY will attempt, but is under no obligation, to view a submission that arrives after the designated deadline without refund of the submission fee.

KAFFNY reserves the right to excerpt portions and scenes of your film at no fee, up to 1 minute, for use in promotional materials.

There is no guaranteed travel stipend or reimbursement for filmmakers.