7th Annual

New York City International Film Festival

April 21, 2016 to April 28, 2016

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

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 11 to 22, 2016
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 PILOTS SHORT
TV Pilots - TV Series - Web series - up to 42 minutes
TV SHOWS -TV SERIES FEATURE
42 minutes to 180 minutes
WEB SERIES /WEB SHOWS
WEB SERIES Up to 30
HORROR FEATURE FILM
40 MINUTES TO 180 MIN
MUSIC VIDEO
MUSIC VIDEO UP TO 30 Min

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

New York City International Film Festival has a well-earned reputation, nationally and internationally, as one of the most respected events of the film festival year. The organization is committed to bringing the best of the world's cinematography to New York City and to provide a platform for established and up-coming talented filmmakers from the US and around the world to showcase their film in a New York City platform.

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.

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DISTRIBUTION:
New York City International Film Festival, can help with worldwide Distribution: Theatrical, VOD, and Television. And enables new talent from all around the world to network and come together through there shared passion for art.
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MARCHE DU FILM, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL:
Every year we bring films to the Marche Du Film, Cannes Film Festival, to our Booth were we Sell, Promote, get co-productions to help short films to become a feature films.
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OSCARS
In the last two years we had summited Four Films to the Academy of Motions Pictures for the OSCARS Consideration.

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THEATRICAL RELEASES:
We have done Four Theatrical releases, NY, LA and other cities.

RULES AND AWARDS FOR 2016
RULES AND AWARDS FOR 2016

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

All Feature Films Must Be New York Premiere - Short Film No Premiere Is Required.

** Entry Fees Are In Us Dollars And Non-Refundable. NOTIFICATION DATE: Filmmaker will be notified by email or phone approximately March 10, 2016 NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS: MUST have English subtitles.


ENTRY MATERIALS:
1) Entry form online along with payment.
2) Upload your film in WAB Secure Online screener, also, If your Film is in Vimeo please write the password and link in the WAB Cover Letter or email us at info@nyciff.com after you have completed the submission with the payment – You can also submit 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.
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FILM DELIVERY:
(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 COVERS 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 Or USB 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 without Water Marks or logos in the film such as: ” Only for Screening Purposes”
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(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 2016, 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.
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(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.

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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

Award for Best International Feature Film,
Best New York Feature Film.

THE MATTHEW COWLES AWARD For Best Actor, Male or Female.

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

World Shorts: Narrative Shorts Open to works from all regions. Eligible for:

* Best Narrative Short
* Best Director
* Best Actor in a Leading Role
* Best Actress in a Leading Role

Documentary Shorts Open to work from all regions. Eligible for:
* Best Documentary Short

Animated Shorts Open to works from all regions. Eligible for:
* Best Animated Short

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”
“Best New York Documentary” awards. (Must be a NY premiere.) 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). 2016 Awards listed in the above Festival sections are subject to change.

The Winners for Best: Narrative, Best Documentary & Animated Feature Film will be show in our booth at Marche Du Film, Cannes Film Festival May 11 to 22, 2016 with the approval of the filmmaker or production company.
MISSION:
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. In a New York Platform.
_________________________________________________________________________

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, VOD 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 one of 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

POSTER ONLY for our website and program: No Printed poster will be accepted due to limited space in major movie theatres as AMC, REGAL and others. They don’t allow us to put any poster before the day of the screening.

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. Our website and program will provide information of all the film screenings.

_______________________________________________________________________

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,


GENERAL RULES

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

All Feature Films Must Be New York Premiere - Short Film No Premiere Is Required.

** Entry Fees Are In Us Dollars And Non-Refundable. NOTIFICATION DATE: Filmmaker will be notified by email or phone approximately March 10, 2016 NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS: MUST have English subtitles.


ENTRY MATERIALS:
1) Entry form online along with payment.
2) Upload your film in WAB Secure Online screener, IF your Film is in Vimeo please write the password and link in the WAB Cover Letter or email us at info@nyciff.com after you have completed the submission with the payment – You can also submit 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.
__________________________________________________________________________
FILM DELIVERY:
(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 COVERS 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 Or USB 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 without Water 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 2016, 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.
Award for Best International Feature Film, Best New York Feature Film.

THE MATTHEW COWLES AWARD For Best Actor, Male or Female.

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 Actress in 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, and 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.) 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). 2016 Awards listed in the above Festival sections are subject to change.
The Winners for Best: Narrative, Best Documentary & Animated Feature Film will be show in our booth at Marche Du Film, Cannes Film Festival May 11 to 22, 2016.

MISSION:
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. In a New York Platform.
_________________________________________________________________________

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, VOD 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 one of 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

POSTER ONLY for our website and program: No Printed poster will be accepted due to limited space in major movie theatres as AMC, REGAL and others. They don’t allow us to put any poster before the day of the screening.

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. Our website and program will provide information of all the film screenings.

_______________________________________________________________________

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 or their agents), please review this document carefully. All Feature Films Must Be New York Premiere - Short Film No Premiere Is Required. ** Entry Fees Are In Us Dollars And Non-Refundable. NOTIFICATION DATE: Filmmaker will be notified by email or phone approximately March 10, 2016 NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS: MUST have English subtitles. ENTRY MATERIALS: 1) Entry form online along with payment. 2) Upload your film in WAB Secure Online screener, IF your Film is in Vimeo please write the password and link in the WAB Cover Letter or email us at info@nyciff.com after you have completed the submission with the payment – You can also submit 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. __________________________________________________________________________ FILM DELIVERY: (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 COVERS 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 Or USB 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 without Water 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 2016, 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. Award for Best International Feature Film, Best New York Feature Film. THE MATTHEW COWLES AWARD For Best Actor, Male or Female. 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 Actress in 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, and 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.) 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). 2016 Awards listed in the above Festival sections are subject to change. The Winners for Best: Narrative, Best Documentary & Animated Feature Film will be show in our booth at Marche Du Film, Cannes Film Festival May 11 to 22, 2016. MISSION: 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. In a New York Platform. _________________________________________________________________________ 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, VOD 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 one of 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 POSTER ONLY for our website and program: No Printed poster will be accepted due to limited space in major movie theatres as AMC, REGAL and others. They don’t allow us to put any poster before the day of the screening. 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. Our website and program will provide information of all the film screenings. _______________________________________________________________________ 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,