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04-May-2015 10:12pm PDT  

 

New York City International Film Festival

6 Annual April 30, 2015 to May 07, 2015

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Narrative Feature Films
40 minutes up to 180 minutes
The Best Feature Films will be Show at the Marche Du Film CANNES Film Festival MAY 13 to 22, 2015
Narrative Short Films
up to 40 Minutes
BEST SHORT FILM will be Submitted For the OSCARS Consideration
Documentary Feature
40 minutes up to 180 minutes
Documentary Short
up to 40 minutes
Animated Short
up to 40 minutes
Animated Feature
40 minutes up to 120 minutes

TV Shows - TV Series Pilots
TV Pilots - TV Series - Web series - up to 42 minutes
MUSICAL VIDEO
Any Musical Video no more than 40 minutes

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
New York City International Film Festival is unlike any other film festival because we complete the circle for our filmmakers. We not only help up and coming talent both Internationally and Nationally have the opportunity to showcase their film in New York City, the center for the film industry and the city of the world, but we also take things to the next level by offering film distribution.

New York CIty International Film Festival can help with aTheatrical Distribution and enables new talent from all around the world to network and come together through their shared passion for art.

Caroline Johnson
PRESIDENT

We want to encourage filmmakers from all over the world to participate in this event organized by New York City International Film Festival with the support of the City of New York. Submit your film to one of the circuit’s most celebrated Film Festivals


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
New York City International Film Festival is unlike any other film festival because we complete the circle for our filmmakers. We not only help up and coming talent both Internationally and Nationally have the opportunity to showcase their film in New York City, the center for the film industry and the city of the world, but we also take things to the next level by offering film distribution.

New York City International Film Festival can help with a Theatrical Distribution and enables new talent from all around the world to network and come together through their shared passion for art.

Caroline Johnson
PRESIDENT

We want to encourage filmmakers from all over the world to participate in this event organized by New York City International Film Festival with the support of the City of New York. Submit your film to one of the circuit’s most celebrated Film Festivals

ORGANIZERS
Caroline Johnson (President) ; Melissa Wilson (Director Hospitality) ; Roberto Rizzo (Founder & CEO) ; Roberto Rizzo (Founder)

GENERAL RULES
PLEASE READ OUR RULES BELOW

Since submission of a film constitutes acceptance of these Entry Rules & Regulations (by filmmakers and their agents), please review this document carefully.

1- ALL SHORT FILMS MUST BE NEW YORK PREMIERE

2- ALL FEATURE FILMS MUST BE NEW YORK PREMIERE

**ENTRY FEES ARE IN US DOLLARS AND NON-REFUNDABLE.

NOTIFICATION DATE: Filmmaker will be notified by email or phone approximately March 30, 2015

NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS: MUST have English subtitles

ENTRY MATERIALS: 1) Entry form online along with payment 2) 1 DVD of the film, formatted for Zone 1 (North America) labeled with the work's Title, Running Time, Director(s) name(s)

* Please do not put adhesive labels on the disc unless it is a professional output job (Use a permanent marker to write the information on the disc).

** ENTRY MATERIAL WILL NOT BE RETURNED **

________________________________________________________

MULTIPLE ENTRIES: A separate DVD must accompany by its own entry form and each entered work

IF YOUR FILM IS SELECTED: You must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by the Festival upon invitation:

(1) You will be required to execute a release and agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at the New York City International Film Festival, warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at New York City International Film Festival and NYCIFF, indemnify and hold harmless New York City International Film Festival, LLC at its affiliates against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at New York City International Film Festival.

________________________________________________________

(2) You will be responsible for delivery of the exhibition copy of the invited work in one of the Exhibition Formats specified below to the address designated by the Festival. THE FESTIVAL WILL NOT COVER the cost of the return shipping of your print or video after the conclusion of the Festival. We recommend shipment via courier in order to permit the tracking of your entry once it leaves your hands and our film festival.

TECHNICAL SPECS For FEATURE FILMS We exhibit FEATURE FILMS in 35mm, (Platter),

DCP

DIGITAL PROJECTION CINEMA: Dolby DSS200 Digital Cinema Projection (DCP), Digibeta, Beta SP,BLU-RAY, HD DV, DVcam, MiniDV, DVD, Personal Computer ( Mac & PC)

SOUND CAPABILITIES: Film: Dolby SRD, Dolby SR, Dolby A Video Dolby E, Dolby 5.1, Dolby SR, Prologic, Left & Right Stero Shorts

*Additional RENTAL Equipment upon request, including: HD Cam, HD Cam SR, D5.

SHORTS FILMS ONLY in BLU-RAY.

Films in competition will be required to provide a second exhibition copy to accommodate juror screenings.

The Festival has the right to request additional exhibition copies to allow for multiple screenings at more than one venue with no Marks or logos in the film such as: ” Only for Screening Purposes”

________________________________________________________

(3) You will provide a properly completed and signed official New York City International Film Festival “Film Information Form” including all press and publication assets as specified in the “Materials Checklist”

________________________________________________________

(4) You will provide at least one DVD copy of the finalized and completed film for Festival Archive.

________________________________________________________

(5) ONCE A FILM HAS BEEN SELECTED IT CANNOT BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE FESTIVAL program during the event. If your film was accepted to be shown in New York City International Film Festival 2014, you and/or your production company, distributors etc. won’t be allowed to withdraw the selected film from our film festival. In the event of an exception, you will be responsible to reimburse all the cost New York City International Film Festival have incurred in promoting the film, advertising, programs, etc. and any damage to our reputation as a film festival.

________________________________________________________

(6) The Festival reserves the right to change the date and venue if a feature film has not sell enough tickets to promote such film.

Any legal dispute will be held in New York City Court.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: Films invited to participate in the NEW YORK CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will be shown in the section that our Festival programmers determine will be most appropriate at their sole discretion.

________________________________________________________

AWARDS:

World Narrative Features Open to works from all regions. Eligible for: Best Narrative Feature, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actor in a leading role, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress in a leading role, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, Best Special Effect, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Wardrobe, Best Makeup.

Peroni Award for Best International Feature Film

World Animated Features Open to works from all regions. Eligible for: Best Animated Feature

World Documentary Features Open to works from all regions. Eligible for: Best Documentary Feature, Best Director, Best Film Editing.

World Shorts: Narrative Shorts Open to works from all regions. Eligible for: Best Narrative Short, Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actressin a Leading Role, Best Student Film, Most Original Storyline

Documentary Shorts Open to works from all regions. Eligible for: Best Documentary Short, Best Student Film, Most Original Storyline

Animated Shorts Open to works from all regions. Eligible for: Best Animated Short, Best director, Best Art Direction, Best Student Film, Most Original Storyline

Best Student films Student short films must be produced through an accredited educational institution AND HAS TO SUBMIT VALID CURRENT PROOF

Shorts will play either in a shorts program or before a feature film. Students Shorts Open to works from all regions.

ADDITIONAL AWARDS: All new feature-length works are eligible for the “Audience Award”

All feature-length shot in New York City are eligible for the “Best New York Narrative” and “Best New York Documentary” awards. (Must be a NY premiere.)



The Winners for Best: Narrative, Documentary & Animated Feature Film

will be show in our booth at Marche Du Film, Cannes Film Festival

May 13 to 22, 2015

_________________

Unless otherwise agreed to by Festival programmers in writing, awards will be given to the winning film director (as identified in the Film Information Form).

Award eligibility is subject to any restrictions or conditions imposed by applicable laws and regulations (international, federal, state or otherwise), and the award recipient is responsible for all applicable taxes, customs, tariffs, insurance and similar charges or costs (if any).

2015 Awards listed in the above Festival sections are subject to change.

The mission of the NEW YORK CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (NYCIFF) is to help new talented filmmakers to reach the best possible audience for their work. Since submission of a film constitutes acceptance of these Entry Rules & Regulations (by filmmakers and their agents), please review this document carefully.

________________________________________________________

LOGO: USE OF OUR LOGO Our logo was created by Roberto Rizzo, a Copyright and a Trade Mark, represents our Identity. The use of our logo without our written authorization is Illegal and will be prosecuted in the court of law. We ask Filmmakers and other Film Festivals to respect our property and rights, to not use our Logo in any form or color.

________________________________________________________

DISQUALIFICATION: If your film has been shown on the Internet, YouTube, Amazon, or any other site, it will be disqualified. If your film has been pirated, even through no fault of your own, it will be disqualified. Any submission fees or other expenses will not be returned.

________________________________________________________

PROMOTION/ADVERTISING/MARKETING/PRESS With the festival being the largest in New York City, the marketing and advertising is directed towards the festival as a whole. NYCIFF works hard to promote and attract people towards ALL events during the week of the festival.

Our website will display the following of each accepted film (provided by the filmmakers): - Title - Director - Short Synopsis - Poster - Trailer - Screening: Date/Time/Place

The following are suggestions for all filmmakers with accepted films to promote:

CONTACT: Reach out to consulates, embassies, and organizations that may be interested in your film, also interact with film schools and student filmmakers who would like to attend. Create press releases about your film and screening (date, time, and place) to be distributed among media contacts. Think outside the box and contact those who you know would be interesting in the message you reveal through your film.

POSTCARDS & FLYERS: Marketing materials such as postcards and flyers can be sent to our office and we will take care of their distribution throughout New York City. Specifications: THE NYCIFF LOGO (NYCIFF will provide), DATE, TIME, AND PLACE OF YOUR SCREENING, any marketing material that does not fulfill these specifications will be discarded.

POSTER: A printed poster is encouraged; posters are hung at the theater on the day of the screening. We recommend using a US company online and send it directly to NYCIFF office. Specifications: size 3’x4’ and THE NYCIFF LOGO (NYCIFF will provide), any poster that do not fulfill these specifications will be discarded.

- To retrieve a poster after the film festival, it can be picked up at the office or shipped AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE.

________________________________________________________

TICKETS: FEATURE FILM: ALL filmmakers will receive 2 tickets to EVERY screening and EVERY event (including Opening Gala and Closing Ceremony) unless it is sold out. ALL filmmakers will receive 6 tickets to their own screening,

SHORT FILM: ALL filmmakers will receive 2 tickets to EVERY screening and EVERY event (including Opening Gala and Closing Ceremony) unless it is sold out. ALL filmmakers will receive 3 tickets to their own screening,

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PLEASE READ OUR RULES BELOW Since submission of a film constitutes acceptance of these Entry Rules & Regulations (by filmmakers and their agents), please review this document carefully. 1- ALL SHORT FILMS MUST BE NEW YORK PREMIERE 2- ALL FEATURE FILMS MUST BE NEW YORK PREMIERE **ENTRY FEES ARE IN US DOLLARS AND NON-REFUNDABLE. NOTIFICATION DATE: Filmmaker will be notified by email or phone approximately March 30, 2015 NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS: MUST have English subtitles ENTRY MATERIALS: 1) Entry form online along with payment 2) 1 DVD of the film, formatted for Zone 1 (North America) labeled with the work's Title, Running Time, Director(s) name(s) * Please do not put adhesive labels on the disc unless it is a professional output job (Use a permanent marker to write the information on the disc). ** ENTRY MATERIAL WILL NOT BE RETURNED ** ________________________________________________________ MULTIPLE ENTRIES: A separate DVD must accompany by its own entry form and each entered work IF YOUR FILM IS SELECTED: You must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by the Festival upon invitation: (1) You will be required to execute a release and agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at the New York City International Film Festival, warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at New York City International Film Festival and NYCIFF, indemnify and hold harmless New York City International Film Festival, LLC at its affiliates against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at New York City International Film Festival. ________________________________________________________ (2) You will be responsible for delivery of the exhibition copy of the invited work in one of the Exhibition Formats specified below to the address designated by the Festival. THE FESTIVAL WILL NOT COVER the cost of the return shipping of your print or video after the conclusion of the Festival. We recommend shipment via courier in order to permit the tracking of your entry once it leaves your hands and our film festival. TECHNICAL SPECS For FEATURE FILMS We exhibit FEATURE FILMS in 35mm, (Platter), DCP DIGITAL PROJECTION CINEMA: Dolby DSS200 Digital Cinema Projection (DCP), Digibeta, Beta SP,BLU-RAY, HD DV, DVcam, MiniDV, DVD, Personal Computer ( Mac & PC) SOUND CAPABILITIES: Film: Dolby SRD, Dolby SR, Dolby A Video Dolby E, Dolby 5.1, Dolby SR, Prologic, Left & Right Stero Shorts *Additional RENTAL Equipment upon request, including: HD Cam, HD Cam SR, D5. SHORTS FILMS ONLY in BLU-RAY. Films in competition will be required to provide a second exhibition copy to accommodate juror screenings. The Festival has the right to request additional exhibition copies to allow for multiple screenings at more than one venue with no Marks or logos in the film such as: ” Only for Screening Purposes” ________________________________________________________ (3) You will provide a properly completed and signed official New York City International Film Festival “Film Information Form” including all press and publication assets as specified in the “Materials Checklist” ________________________________________________________ (4) You will provide at least one DVD copy of the finalized and completed film for Festival Archive. ________________________________________________________ (5) ONCE A FILM HAS BEEN SELECTED IT CANNOT BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE FESTIVAL program during the event. If your film was accepted to be shown in New York City International Film Festival 2014, you and/or your production company, distributors etc. won’t be allowed to withdraw the selected film from our film festival. In the event of an exception, you will be responsible to reimburse all the cost New York City International Film Festival have incurred in promoting the film, advertising, programs, etc. and any damage to our reputation as a film festival. ________________________________________________________ (6) The Festival reserves the right to change the date and venue if a feature film has not sell enough tickets to promote such film. Any legal dispute will be held in New York City Court. FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: Films invited to participate in the NEW YORK CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will be shown in the section that our Festival programmers determine will be most appropriate at their sole discretion. ________________________________________________________ AWARDS: World Narrative Features Open to works from all regions. Eligible for: Best Narrative Feature, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actor in a leading role, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress in a leading role, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, Best Special Effect, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Wardrobe, Best Makeup. Peroni Award for Best International Feature Film World Animated Features Open to works from all regions. Eligible for: Best Animated Feature World Documentary Features Open to works from all regions. Eligible for: Best Documentary Feature, Best Director, Best Film Editing. World Shorts: Narrative Shorts Open to works from all regions. Eligible for: Best Narrative Short, Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actressin a Leading Role, Best Student Film, Most Original Storyline Documentary Shorts Open to works from all regions. Eligible for: Best Documentary Short, Best Student Film, Most Original Storyline Animated Shorts Open to works from all regions. Eligible for: Best Animated Short, Best director, Best Art Direction, Best Student Film, Most Original Storyline Best Student films Student short films must be produced through an accredited educational institution AND HAS TO SUBMIT VALID CURRENT PROOF Shorts will play either in a shorts program or before a feature film. Students Shorts Open to works from all regions. ADDITIONAL AWARDS: All new feature-length works are eligible for the “Audience Award” All feature-length shot in New York City are eligible for the “Best New York Narrative” and “Best New York Documentary” awards. (Must be a NY premiere.) The Winners for Best: Narrative, Documentary & Animated Feature Film will be show in our booth at Marche Du Film, Cannes Film Festival May 13 to 22, 2015 _________________ Unless otherwise agreed to by Festival programmers in writing, awards will be given to the winning film director (as identified in the Film Information Form). Award eligibility is subject to any restrictions or conditions imposed by applicable laws and regulations (international, federal, state or otherwise), and the award recipient is responsible for all applicable taxes, customs, tariffs, insurance and similar charges or costs (if any). 2015 Awards listed in the above Festival sections are subject to change. The mission of the NEW YORK CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (NYCIFF) is to help new talented filmmakers to reach the best possible audience for their work. Since submission of a film constitutes acceptance of these Entry Rules & Regulations (by filmmakers and their agents), please review this document carefully. ________________________________________________________ LOGO: USE OF OUR LOGO Our logo was created by Roberto Rizzo, a Copyright and a Trade Mark, represents our Identity. The use of our logo without our written authorization is Illegal and will be prosecuted in the court of law. We ask Filmmakers and other Film Festivals to respect our property and rights, to not use our Logo in any form or color. ________________________________________________________ DISQUALIFICATION: If your film has been shown on the Internet, YouTube, Amazon, or any other site, it will be disqualified. If your film has been pirated, even through no fault of your own, it will be disqualified. Any submission fees or other expenses will not be returned. ________________________________________________________ PROMOTION/ADVERTISING/MARKETING/PRESS With the festival being the largest in New York City, the marketing and advertising is directed towards the festival as a whole. NYCIFF works hard to promote and attract people towards ALL events during the week of the festival. Our website will display the following of each accepted film (provided by the filmmakers): - Title - Director - Short Synopsis - Poster - Trailer - Screening: Date/Time/Place The following are suggestions for all filmmakers with accepted films to promote: CONTACT: Reach out to consulates, embassies, and organizations that may be interested in your film, also interact with film schools and student filmmakers who would like to attend. Create press releases about your film and screening (date, time, and place) to be distributed among media contacts. Think outside the box and contact those who you know would be interesting in the message you reveal through your film. POSTCARDS & FLYERS: Marketing materials such as postcards and flyers can be sent to our office and we will take care of their distribution throughout New York City. Specifications: THE NYCIFF LOGO (NYCIFF will provide), DATE, TIME, AND PLACE OF YOUR SCREENING, any marketing material that does not fulfill these specifications will be discarded. POSTER: A printed poster is encouraged; posters are hung at the theater on the day of the screening. We recommend using a US company online and send it directly to NYCIFF office. Specifications: size 3’x4’ and THE NYCIFF LOGO (NYCIFF will provide), any poster that do not fulfill these specifications will be discarded. - To retrieve a poster after the film festival, it can be picked up at the office or shipped AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE. ________________________________________________________ TICKETS: FEATURE FILM: ALL filmmakers will receive 2 tickets to EVERY screening and EVERY event (including Opening Gala and Closing Ceremony) unless it is sold out. ALL filmmakers will receive 6 tickets to their own screening, SHORT FILM: ALL filmmakers will receive 2 tickets to EVERY screening and EVERY event (including Opening Gala and Closing Ceremony) unless it is sold out. ALL filmmakers will receive 3 tickets to their own screening,