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The SR - Socially Relevant Film Festival New York launches its 4th annual edition with an open for call for entries May 11. Following the hugely successful three past annual editions with a combines 157 films screened from 35 countries, the fourth edition is scheduled to take place March 13-19, 2017 at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas and The School of Visual Arts Social Documentary Film Campus in New York City, with additional parallel venues for special events.
Founded by Actor FilmmakerNora Armani, the festival covers a wide range of socially relevant issues films and feature film scripts that deal with: the Environment, Racial Discrimination, Immigration, Gender issues, LGBT, Child/Teen Issues, Education, Global Health, Poverty, Unemployment, Business Greed, Undocumented Populations, War and Conflict aftermaths, Climate Change, to name a few. The competition categories program films in the Short, Documentary and Narrative feature categories as well as unproduced film scripts.
Prizes include consultation by The Candy Factory to package the winning narrative feature for theatrical and digital distribution. VOD release courtesy of IndiePix for the documentary feature winner. Ninety minutes of consultation with Cinema Libre Studio for the winning documentary in addition to a 25% discount on a post production package. Film equipment rental packages are offered for winners from partner companies such as Resolution Rentals. And free membership is offered by SundanceNow Doc Club. Curated titles from the short category in the festival are offered digital distribution by IndiePix. Scriptwriting software is offered by Final Draft and a free of charge inclusion on InkTip of the winning script promotes exposure and discovery. A special trophy, the Sona Vessel, designed and donated by Michael Aram adds elegance to the awards. Additional prizes include cash and in-kind offers, as well as special category/thematic awards such as: The Vanya Exerjian Empowering Women and Girls Award, The Women Film Critics Circle Award, The Social Justice Award, The Humanitarian Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and more. Filmmakers selected in the Socially Relevant Film Festival NY get further exposure in such partner festivals as Cannes, Austin, The Other Israel, Reelabilities, and SRFF-Paris, in addition to screening at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas.
The 3rd edition of the festival opened on March 14, 2016 with a distinguished panel including Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Schenkkan, widely published novelists Marc Levy, Brigitte Gauthier and Lila Azam Zanganeh on adapting the novel for the screen at Albertine Books of the French Consulate in NYC. The red carpet screenings were graced by Gretchen Carlson, Cynthia Gibb, Ahmed Atef, Stavroula Toska, Jet Scouten, Linda Stoltenberg and other participating filmmakers at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas through March 20, 2016.
A team of distinguished international jury members including Jacqueline Ada (CNC- France), Marc Duret (Outlanders), Claus Mueller (filmfestivals.com), Nicole Ansari-Cox (actor), Antoine de Baecque (Cahiers du Cinema, Prix Goncourt) present a number of awards annually to narrative and documentary features, shorts, scripts, and works by women filmmakers. The festival features Industry Panels by partner and sponsor industry players such as Cinema Libre Studio, Candy Factory, IndiePix, Maro Chermayeff at the School of Visual Arts Social Documentary Film Department. Visit festival website for more information and to learn about the winner of previous editions:www.ratedsrfilms.org
Submissions are accepted throughhttps://filmfreeway.com/festival/SRFF or through the festival’s website and via email email@example.com. Use code CAN16 for an additional discount combined with the already reduced Early Bird submission fee. See you in March 2017 in New York City!
Welcome to the International Online Film Festival!
The International Online Festival is now accepting film submissions for its 1st edition, slated for 1 October 2016, which will host over 150 countries and 1,000 films.
The International Online Festival is quarterly, taking place every 3 months, and is open to any professional film produced within the last 5 years, from any country, for the Official Competition, and any professional film older than 5 years, from any country, for the Out-of-Competition archives.
Each country will have its own section and competition. Each country section is divided into features in competition, shorts in competition, and out-of-competition archives. Winners of the country competitions, as decided by audience voting, will establish the pre-selection for the Official Competition.
The festival is open to all genres (features, shorts, documentaries, animation…).
The festival is non-exclusive in nature.
Following each competition all films remain on the website in the out-of-competition archives for 12 months (renewable) for streaming and downloading.
All films will be screened before acceptance. Notification of acceptance will be sent to filmmakers within 48h via email.
The demo version of the website is now online and the active countries are CHINA, FRANCE, GERMANY, and the UNITED KINGDOM, each with 16 films each, and is located at:
We strongly urge you to explore the website to understand its operation and scope.
All films, not shot in English, must be submitted with either embedded or SRT English subtitles (for both the preview trailer and the film itself). We also offer a full range of subtitling services for all languages on the website.
MONTHLY PASSES AND FILMMAKERS' SHARE OF RECEIPTS
The Festival operates exclusively on a principle of Monthly Passes, sold for $29.95/month, enabling users to either stream or download any film on the website (including archives) to increase the number of films viewed.
Filmmakers, whether in Competition or Out-of-Competition, will be paid quarterly 50% of all net profits stemming from the sale of our Monthly Passes, in proportion to the number of times each film has been streamed or downloaded. Shorts, as opposed to features, will receive a 1/6 share.
The Official Jury Award for Best Feature Film is $12,500 with a 2nd place prize of $6,250.
The Official Jury Award for Best Short is $6,250 with a 2nd place prize of $3,125.
The Audience Award for Best Feature Film is $6,250 with a 2nd place prize of $3,125.
The Audience Award for Best Short is $3,125 with a 2nd place prize of $1,600.
Prizes are awarded every 3 months.
The 1st gala awards ceremony will take place in one of the theatres of the renowned Angelika Cinema Center in New York City.
To submit a film, go to the "Submissions" page, after carefully reading "Terms & Conditions", download the Submissions Form (Word file) and return it to us, along with your Submissions Fee (see below) and required materials (trailer, film, poster, photos, biography, synopsis, credits & crew, prizes, awards, nominations, etc.).
The Submissions Fee is $50 for a feature, and $25 for a short (non-refundable). All payments are to be made by PayPal, payable to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions close on July 15, 2016.
We invite filmmakers, journalists, etc. wishing to take part in the Official Jury to contact us along with their credentials and references.
The applicant warrants and declares that he holds all rights to the film for its worldwide distribution online on the Festival's website, and is fully empowered to submit the film to the Festival.
The applicant shall indemnify and hold harmless Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, court costs, etc.) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, etc.
The Festival reserves the right to change any dates, price of Monthly Passes, or make any and all other changes to the Festival, at any time, as it deems fit.
For complete infomation on rules, visit the Terms & Conditions page on our website.
The Northern Wave International Film Festival will be celebrated from the 16th to the 18th of October 2015 in Grundarfjörður, Iceland. The philosophy of the festival, upon which its name is based, is Nouvelle Vague, or New Wave. Like Nouvelle Vague, Northern Wave attempts to revive the recognition of film making as an art form and the director as artist/author. An important goal of the festival is to develop relationships between experienced filmmakers and emerging filmmakers in Iceland and other countries. We are a visionary festival that celebrates artistic and ground braking films by filmmakers who dare to take risks.
The festival consists of a short film (all genres) section and, for the first time ever in an Icelandic film festival, a music video section. Bands will be encouraged to attend the festival and support their videos with a concert during the weekend. In this way, the musicians can make contacts with filmmakers and vice versa.
The Northern Wave weekend consist of a numerous screenings of a variety of international short films. The program also includes a lecture from a professional from the film industry, a fish soup competition at the local fish market and numerous concerts and events during the weekend.
VISTA is the most important cinema industry event of the region, organized by Ultracine S.A.
VISTA has evolved and grown year after year over the last six editions, being today one of the most important fairs, gathering more than 600 professionals of the industry that visit us from abroad.
In this 7th Edition there will be exclusive product presentations, exhibitions, trailers of the most important movies in the annual movie listing, meetings and lectures on distribution, exhibition, commercialization and publicity, as well as previews of new equipment and last technological advances, that will make this seventh edition a great opportunity for the entertainment business growth.
For all these reasons this edition turns to be a new appointment you cannot miss because it celebrates the cinema experience. We look forward to seeing you and share it!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
The most representative industry companies executives of the region.
Movie theater chain managers.
Independent movie theater owners.
Distributors and production companies.
State-bodies delegates, private institutions, embassies and universities.
REASONS TO PARTICIPATE
Distributors anticipate the most important year premieres to the movie theater owners through exclusive presentations for Vista.
Goods and services companies show their new arrivals related to the industry: digital projections, laser lamps and sound systems, theater seats, etc.
The most respected international specialists give lectures on the new tendencies in the entertainment business.
VISTA event is an ideal occasion to reinforce and generate alliances and business with other companies of the film industry.
A great opportunity to establish new commercial relationships and to strengthen the existing ones.
The cinema is an entertainment activity permanently growing that goes beyond crisis and consumption falls.
The possibilities to know new tendencies and entertainment industry advances.
The Cinema City International Film Festival is primarily focused on promoting young film authors and indie production from the country, the region and the world, but also on presenting legendary authors and their achievements through retrospectives and review programmes.
Conceptually, the festival is comprised of: Cinema City Films, Cinema City PRO and Cinema City Music
The Crown Heights Film Festival (CHFF) brings exceptional local and international short film to Central Brooklyn audiences. The festival showcases a curated selection of short films: narratives, animation, documentaries, and cross-disciplinary/experimental films. Our mission is to provide a voice and opportunities for filmmakers in short form, to foster cross-arts collaboration, and to provide a social forum for filmmakers, Central Brooklyn residents, and the wider arts community.
Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) is India's premier competitive film festival focusing on issue-based cinema. The first edition of the festival was organised in 2013 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Launched in the backdrop of the completion of 100 years of Indian Cinema, the festival was a tribute to the Indian cinema for its ability to nurture diverse genres of films and filmmaking traditions in the country.
Today, Cinema is at an important crossroad. While the distinction between mainstream and parallel cinema is almost getting blurred, a new breed of alternative filmmakers, successfully blending entertainment and meaningful cinema, is taking ground. Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) aims to showcase this rich mélange of visual creativity to promote films and filmmakers focusing on socially pertinent themes.
WHY THIS FESTIVAL & FORUM?
The last one decade in India has seen tremendous changes particularly on communication and technological fronts. With easy accessibility to new technology and availability of new communication channels, reach and impact of visual messages has grown significantly, both in rural and urban areas. Be it short films, documentaries or social advertisements, they have now become an immensely powerful tool of communications aimed towards bringing desired social change. WFF thus would like to comprehensively cover the wide spectrum of issues that have caught the attention of new breed of filmmakers in the recent past, be it gender, public health or environment. A major attraction of the film festival would be forum activities. Seminars, conferences, workshops and master classes to help filmmakers and film enthusiasts explore contemporary issues, network with professional associates, hone their filmmaking skills and share the power of storytelling through cinema.
The festival and forum is part of the 'Cinema for Change' initiative of CMSR Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in New Delhi. The Foundation, a registered body under the Indian Trust Act, has been established to harness the power of information, education and communications to bring positive social change. To know more about CMSR Foundation log on to www.cmsrfoundation.org