16th Annual

Big Mini Media Festival

November 10, 2017 to November 11, 2017

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Long Island University ( Brooklyn Campus)
1 University Plaza
Media Arts Department
Brooklyn NY 11201
USA
Phone: 7184881052
bigminimediafestival@gmail.com
http://www.bigminimedia.com

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

Short Screenplay
We seek short screenplays (30 or fewer pages) in any genre for competition. We do NOT guarantee performance for winning submissions.
Feature Screenplay
We seek feature-length screenplays (60 or more pages) of any genre for competition. We do NOT guarantee readings or production of any accepted screenplay.
Experimental
We seek Experimental films that are examples of alternative filmmaking, which embodies voices that are not normally heard in Hollywood.
Short Narrative
We seek Short Narrative films on any subject, any genre, screenable for all audiences, made with digital media with a running time of 30 minutes or less.
Short Documentary
We seek Short Documentaries (30 minutes or less) on any subject, acceptable for all audiences, shot or finished on digital media.
Feature Documentary
We seek Feature Documentaries suitable for all audiences shot on and/or finished on digital media. There is no specific theme or subject for this category.
Animation
We seek Animation films suitable for all audiences on any subject or theme.These movies must be shot or finished on digital media.
Super Short (one minute or less)
We seek Super Short movies (one minute or less in length) of an artistic flavor suitable for all audiences. These films do not have to fit any specific theme or subject but they should be considered "visual haiku or poetry."
Virtual Reality Short Films
We seek Virtual Reality short films, on any subject, any genre, screenable for all audiences, made with digital media. Movies must be in virtual reality, not just about virtual reality.
Web Series
We seek Web Series with a minimum of six webisodes on any subject, any genre, screenable for all audiences, made with digital media. These web series are not limited to genre or subject matter.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Big MINI Media Festival was set up 16 years ago to showcase undiscovered talent, who were using DV when it was in its infancy. After a decade, BMMF is still doing just that, giving an outlet to up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world who are using digital media to showcase their talent.

With a growing group of sponsor/partners, BMMF looks to differentiate itself in its second decade.

All of our festival submissions are digital.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Big MINI Media Festival is a two-day event hosted by the Media Arts Department of Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus. The festival recognizes the best short- and feature-length documentary, experimental, super short (less than a minute), short narrative, animation, webisodes, and virtual reality short films. We also have short- and feature-length screenplay categories.

With our 16th annual festival, we further encourage filmmakers of all genres and technical levels to submit their videos and again make this year's festival an exciting array of independent and international films.

Festival Organizers:
Larry Banks (Festival Director)
Asli Tuney (Associate Director)
Trupti Kottary (Associate Director)

This year's festival theme is Interactive Film: A look into the future of branching narrative. "How will the technology of branching narrative affect and change modalities of storytelling and audience participation? Through this, we will look at new relationships between the filmmaker and the audience.”

Join a group of award-winning new media artists for a discussion on innovation in virtual reality technologies and its vast money market possibilities.


Learn more: bigminimedia.com
EMAIL: bigminimediafestival@gmail.com
LIKE us: facebook.com/BigMiniMediaFestival
FOLLOW us: twitter.com/bigminimedia & instagram.com/bigminimediafestival

ORGANIZERS

Asli Tuney (Associate Director); Chevonne Windbish (Associate Director); Larry Banks (Festival Director); Trupti Kottary (Associate Director)

GENERAL RULES

1) Short Screenplay:
The short screenplay category does not have to adhere to any specific themes,meaning any submission is fine. The short screenplay category is for works equal to or less than 30 pages. Please submit your screenplay in Adobe Reader (PDF) format. Only screenplays submitted electronically will be accepted. Incomplete submission package will not be viewed nor considered.

If submitting more than one work, please fill out a separate submission form and pay a separate submission fee for each submission.

We cannot guarantee live reading for accepted or winning submissions.

If you have any trouble uploading your film, please let us know at bigminimediafestival@gmail.com.

2) Feature Screenplay:
The Feature Screenplay category does not have specific themes, meaning anysubmission is fine. The feature screenplay category is for works of 60 pages or more. Please submit and upload your screenplay in Adobe Reader (PDF) format. Only screenplays submitted electronically will be accepted. Incomplete submission package will not be viewed nor considered.

We cannot guarantee live reading for accepted or winning submissions.

If you have any trouble uploading your screenplay, please let us know at bigminimediafestival@gmail.com.

3) Experimental:
We seek Experimental films of artistic quality suitable for all audiences. These films should be examples of alternative filmmaking, from voices not normally heard in film and video. These movies must be shot or finished on digital media. Please submit your film as a downloadable digital movie file (.mov) via Withoutabox.com. Only movies submitted electronically will be accepted. Incomplete submission package will not be viewed nor considered.

If submitting more than one work, please fill out a separate submission form and pay a separate submission fee for each submission.

Films submitted by the July 31 deadline, will be considered as one of the premier films in the festival and will be nominated as one of the early "Top Five" films in its category. Films that are in the "Top Five" will get special coverage on the Big Mini Media Website, as well as, on social media.

If you have any trouble uploading your film, please let us know at bigminimediafestival@gmail.com.

4) Short Narrative:
We seek Short Narrative films of artistic quality suitable for all audiences. These films are not limited to genre or subject matter. These movies must be shot or finished on digital media. Please submit your film as a downloadable digital movie file (.mov) via Withoutabox.com. Only movies submitted electronically will be accepted. Incomplete submission package will not be viewed nor considered.

If submitting more than one work, please fill out a separate submission form and pay a separate submission fee for each submission.

Films submitted by the July 31 deadline, will be considered as one of the premier films in the festival and will be nominated as one of the early "Top Five" films in its category. Films that are in the "Top Five" will get special coverage on the Big Mini Media Website, as well as, on social media.

If you have any trouble uploading your film, please let us know at
bigminimediafestival@gmail.com.

5) Short Documentary:
We seek Short Documentaries of artistic quality suitable for all audiences. These films do not have to be of any particular theme or subject. These movies must be shot or finished on digital media. Please submit your film as a downloadable digital movie file (.mov) via Withoutabox.com. Only movies submitted electronically will be accepted. Incomplete submission package will not be viewed nor considered.

If submitting more than one work, please fill out a separate submission form and pay a separate submission fee for each submission.

Films submitted by the July 31 deadline, will be considered as one of the premier films in the festival and will be nominated as one of the early "Top Five" films in its category. Films that are in the "Top Five" will get special coverage on the Big Mini Media Website, as well as, on social media.

If you have any trouble uploading your film, please let us know at bigminimediafestival@gmail.com.

6) Feature Documentary:
We seek Feature Documentaries of artistic quality suitable for all audiences. There is no specific theme or subject for this category. These movies must be shot or finished on digital media. Please submit your film as a downloadable digital movie file (.mov) via Withoutabox.com. Only movies submitted electronically will be accepted. Incomplete submission package will not be viewed nor considered.

If submitting more than one work, please fill out a separate submission form and pay a separate submission fee for each submission.

Films submitted by the July 31 deadline, will be considered as one of the premier films in the festival and will be nominated as one of the early "Top Five" films in its category. Films that are in the "Top Five" will get special coverage on the Big Mini Media Website, as well as, on social media.

If you have any trouble uploading your film, please let us know at bigminimediafestival@gmail.com.

7) Animation:
We seek Animation films of artistic quality suitable for all audiences. These movies do not have to fit any specific theme or subject. These movies must be shot or finished on digital media. Please submit your film as a downloadable digital movie file (.mov) via Withoutabox.com. Only movies submitted electronically will be accepted. Incomplete submission package will not be viewed nor considered.

If submitting more than one work, please fill out a separate submission form and pay a separate submission fee for each submission.

Films submitted by the July 31 deadline, will be considered as one of the premier films in the festival and will be nominated as one of the early "Top Five" films in its category. Films that are in the "Top Five" will get special coverage on the Big Mini Media Website, as well as, on social media.

If you have any trouble uploading your film, please let us know at
bigminimediafestival@gmail.com.

8) Super Short (one minute or less):
We seek Super Short movies (one minute or less) of artistic quality suitable for all audiences. These films do not have to fit any specific theme or subject but they should be considered "visual haiku or poetry." These movies must be shot or finished on digital media. Please submit your film as a downloadable digital movie file (.mov) via Withoutabox.com. Only movies submitted electronically will be accepted. Incomplete submission package will not be viewed nor considered.

If submitting more than one work, please fill out a separate submission form and pay a separate submission fee for each submission.

If you have any trouble uploading your film, please let us know at bigminimediafestival@gmail.com.


9) Virtual Reality Short Films:
We seek Virtual Reality Short films of artistic quality suitable for all audiences. These films are not limited to genre or subject matter, however, these films must be in virtual reality, not just about virtual reality. These movies must be shot or finished on digital media. Please submit a link to a website your VR film is featured on via Withoutabox.com. Only movies submitted electronically will be accepted. Incomplete submission package will not be viewed nor considered.

If submitting more than one work, please fill out a separate submission form and pay a separate submission fee for each submission. Films submitted by the July 31 deadline, will be considered as one of the premier films in the festival and will be nominated as one of the early "Top Five" films in its category. 

Films that are in the "Top Five" will get special coverage on the Big Mini Media Website, as well as, on social media.

If you have any trouble uploading your film, please let us know at bigminimediafestival@gmail.com.

10) Webisodes:
We seek Web Series with a minimum of six webisodes on any subject, any genre, screenable for all audiences, made with digital media. These web series are not limited to genre or subject matter. Please submit a link to a website your web series is featured on via Withoutabox.com. Only web series submitted electronically will be accepted. Incomplete submission package will not be viewed nor considered.

If submitting more than one work, please fill out a separate submission form and pay a separate submission fee for each submission.

If you have any trouble uploading your web series, please let us know at bigminimediafestival@gmail.com.

Webisodes submitted by the July 31 deadline, will be considered as one of the premier web series in the festival and will be nominated as one of the early "Top Five" web series in its category. Webisodes that are in the "Top Five" will get special coverage on the Big Mini Media Website, as well as, on social media.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

INDEMNIFICATION INFORMATION:

The Big Mini Media Festival is not liable for any lost, stolen or damaged videotapes. To protect your media, please ship it in a padded envelope.

Submitted media will not be returned. DO NOT SUBMIT ORIGINALS OF ANY MATERIALS.

Submitting any project does not guarantee screening or awards at the Big MINI Media Festival.

The Big MINI Media Festival panel of judges will select festival award winners and screenings. All decisions made by this judging panel are final.

Submitters are responsible for obtaining all appropriate copyright clearances and licenses and may be asked to produce evidence of said clearances and licenses.