New York City Short Film Festival

11 Annual September 26, 2015 to September 26, 2015

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SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, select a Category of Entry to continue.

Drama Short
Entries for Drama Short must be dramatic, fiction narrative works, not more than 20 minutes in length (including credits). If your film is not in English, please submit in the Foreign Language category. If you are a student filmmaker, please submit in the Student category.
Comedy Short
Entries for Comedy Short must be comedic, fiction narrative works, not more than 20 minutes in length, including credits. If your film is in a language other than English, please submit in the Foreign Language category. If you are a student or recent graduate, please submit in the Student category.
Documentary Short
Entries for Documentary Short must be non-fiction works, not more than 20 minutes in length, including credits.
Animation Short
Entries for Animation Short must be animated fiction or non-fiction works, not more than 20 minutes in length, including credits.
LGBT Short
Entries for LGBT Short must be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender themed, fiction or non-fiction works, not more than 20 minutes in length, including credits.
Foreign Language Short
Entries for Foreign Language Short must be subtitled in English and not more than 20 minutes in length, including credits. If your film is a comedy or drama in a language other than English, please submit in this category. If you are a student or recent graduate, please submit in the Student category, regardless of language.
Student Short
Entries for Student Short must have been produced by a student or recent graduate (before the date of graduation) and not more than 20 minutes in length, including credits. Submissions may be in any language but must be subtitled in English. Entry must include proof of current or recent student status.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The New York City Short Film Festival (NYC Shorts) is an international competitive short film festival created by filmmakers and dedicated to the short form. In 2015, NYC Shorts will celebrate its 11th annual edition. The festival screenings will once again take place at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, a storied arts and film venue in Manhattan.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

NYC SHORTS is a competitive festival with winners in each of seven categories: Drama Short, Comedy Short, Documentary Short, Animation Short, LGBT Short, Foreign Language Short and Student Short. The audience votes for its favorite film in each screening. In our 10 year history, we have screened shorts from all over the world and had filmmakers in attendance from the US, UK, Australia, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, Israel, Canada, Italy and more. Attending filmmakers participate in a post-screening Q&A and network with other filmmakers and industry guests at our after-party. Our Official Selections have gone on to screen at Sundance, Berlin, Palm Springs Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand and many other important film festivals. In 2007, the animated short The Danish Poet won the Academy Award for Animated Short after it had its New York premiere at our festival in 2006.

ORGANIZERS

David Barba (Executive Director / Founder); James Pellerito (Artistic Director / Founder); Jennifer Pellerito (Founder)

GENERAL RULES

NYC SHORTS is open to all short films under 20 minutes (including credits), originating anywhere in the world. All foreign language films must be subtitled in English. Films must have been completed after January 2014. We only accept online submissions for the judging process. Please do not send DVDs or presskits of any kind. If your film is selected for the festival, we will request stills and a presskit at that time.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Filmmakers must have all rights associated with their films and allow the festival to use clips for publicity purposes. NYC Shorts is permitted to retain DVD or digital copies of each film officially selected as part of our festival library and for media educational use. If you do not wish your film to remain in our library after the 2013 Festival concludes (and henceforth), please notify us in writing and provide a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your film.