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We Need Documentaries  and films if it's possible from the Following Countries :  Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, IraqPlease contact me at Thank youRoberto RizzoPresident & FounderNew York City International film Festival212.228-7910 ...

N Y C Films Festival (New York films festival)

NYC FILMS FESTIVAL August 12th to 19th, 2010 Submissions open November 2nd 2009 GENERAL The mission of the NYC Films Festival 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. CATEGORIES: ◦ Narrative Feature Films ◦ Narrative Short Films ◦ Documentary Films DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES NOVEMBER 2, 2009 Submissions open Earlybird deadline November 3 to January 4, 2010 = Features 60 minutes up $ 25 Earlybird deadline November 3 to January 4, 2010 = Shorts up to 30 minutes $ 15 OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE January 4th to April 30th 2010 Features 60 minutes up $ 30 January 4th to April 30th 2010 Shorts up to 30 minutes $ 20 LATE DEADLINE May 1st to June 30th, 2010 Features 60 minutes up $ 50 May 1st to June 30th 2010 Shorts up to 30 minutes $ 30 **ENTRY FEES ARE IN US DOLLARS, PER FILM AND NON-REFUNDABLE. NOTIFICATION DATE: Filmmaker will be notified by email, phone or fax approximately July 10th 2010 OPENING GALA August 12 closing August 19th 2010 COMPLETION DATE No Requirement for completed by date PLACE OF ORIGIN Projects may originate from anywhere in the world NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS Must have English subtitles PREMIERE STATUS No premier requirement DISTRIBUTION STATUS Projects may have distribution HOW TO ENTER Apply online at or via and mail all required entry materials (see below) ENTRY MATERIALS 1) Entry form copy 2) Copy of payment by credit card. 3) 1DVD of the film, formatted for Multi-zone or 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 (if burning yourself, use a permanent marker to write all the information. ** ENTRY MATERIAL WILL NOT BE RETURNED ** MULTIPLE ENTRIES Each entered work must be accompanied by its own entry form and by a separate DVD IF YOUR WORK 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 NYC Films Festival, warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at NYC Films Festival indemnify and hold harmless NYC Films, LLC at its affiliates against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at NYC films 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 arrange and 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. • We exhibit in 35mm, 16mm and HDCAM. • Due to our limited capacity to project 16mm, the Festival reserves the right to request that work originally in that format be supplied to us in HDCAM. • Films in competition will be required to provide a second exhibition copy to accommodate juror screenings. • The Festival may request additional exhibition copies to allow for multiple screenings at more than one venue. (3) You will provide a properly completed and signed official NYC FILMS “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 archives. FESTIVAL SECTIONS Films invited to participate in the NYC FILMS FESTIVAL will be shown in the section Festival programmers determine most appropriate in their sole discretion. In Competition: World Narrative Features *Open to works from all regions. *Eligible for: Best Narrative Feature, Best New Documentary Filmmaker, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress. World Documentary Features • Open to works from all regions. • Eligible for: Best Documentary Feature, Best Director. Shorts (narrative and documentary - under 30 minutes) • Eligible for: Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, and Student Visionary Award. • Student short films must be produced through an accredited educational institution. • Shorts will play either in a shorts program or before a feature film. AWARDS • 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). • All new feature-length works are eligible for the “Audience Award” regardless of section. • All feature-length shot in NYC are eligible for the “Best New York Narrative” and “Best New York Documentary” awards. (Must be at least a NY premiere.) • 2010 Awards listed in the above Festival sections are subject to change. SHIPPING ADDRESS All submissions must be sent prepaid (including any applicable customs fees) to: NYC FILMS c/o Roberto Rizzo Attn: ENTRIES – “Film Title” – SHORT or FEATURE (Label appropriate category on outside of package) 1 UNIVERSITY PLACE 9C New York, NY 10003 USA


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