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Last chance to submit to the NYC 2 Paris Film Festival!

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Tomorrow (June 20th, 2018) is the LAST day to submit your film to the NYC 2 Paris Film Festival!!    Visit the link to submit and for more information: https://filmfreeway.com/NewYork2ParisInternationalFilmFestival   Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.  ...

Extended Deadline for NYC 2 Paris Film Fest: June 20th!

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The Extended Deadline to submit your film to the NYC 2 Paris Film Festival is June 20th, 2018!  NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Music Video, as well as Best Director.  The NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films and music vi...

Late Deadline for NYC 2 Paris International Film Fest: JUNE 4

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The Late Deadline to submit your film to the NYC 2 Paris Film Festival is June 4th, 2018!    NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Music Video, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay. The NYC 2 Paris International Film Festival provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, fea...

Freshflix Short Film Festival - Call for submissions

                              This season of FRESHFLIX will be held on the top floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art with insane views overlooking Sydney's Circular Quay on the first Saturday night of Vivid! It's going to be an absolute ripper!! Freshflix is once again teaming up with Vivid Sydney to present the 2018 season of stunning short films in conjunction with the Freshflix Emerging Film...

Open for submissions

Mirror Mountain is now accepting film submissions of all kinds for our next festival through FilmFreeway. More submission platforms will be added soon. Head over to the submissions page of our website for more info! https://mirrormountainfilmfest.com/submissions/ ...

Submit to NYC Indie Film Festival and get FREE Access to Backstage casting database!

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We're partnering with Backstage to provide their talent database and casting tools to ALL filmmakers who submit to the 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival! Cast your next project with Backstage, for free! Learn more about our talent database and casting tools here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAaWF4xch4k  Submit your project before November 30, 2017 for your FREE access to Backstage!    ...

New Categories Added for 2018!

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You asked us, and we heard you! We've added the following categories for the 2018 Festival: TV Pilots. This category is for pilots (first episodes) only of any genre. You may submit either a half-hour (21-28 minutes) or hour long (42-50 minutes) pilot. Web Series. This category is for web series episode(s) of any genre. The maximum length for submission in 10 minutes, you may submit multiple episodes as long as the total runtime is 10 minutes or less. If your show is serialized in its stor...

LAST DAY of regular submission at Mirror Mountain Film Festival

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LAST DAY today to submit your film to Mirror Mountain at our regular submissions rate. After today our fees go up, so don't miss out! Share your creative vision with us and get a complimentary festival pass!  https://mirrormountainfilmfest.com/submissions/ ...

Celebrate Diversity in Film! 7th Annual Winter Film Awards CALL FOR ENTRIES

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Winter Film Awards showcases emerging filmmakers from all genres from around the world, with a special emphasis on highlighting the work of women and minority filmmakers.  Submit your latest work now and take advantage of Early Bird Rates!  Early Bird Deadline September 5 - Regular Deadline October 17 - Late Deadline November 15 Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival announces a Call for Entries for its 7th Annual celebration of independent film, to be held February 22 – M...

NYC Independent Film Festival FREE Virtual Reality Experience

NYC Indie Film Festival VR Experience Session The NYC Independent Film Festival is bringing you an all-day FREE Virtual Reality event on May 6 @ 1 PM! Our first year introducing Virtual Reality to the festival, join us for virtual reality experiences from around the world.  No Necesito Escape Four Walls Someone Else  The Parksville Murders  The event is free but space is limited so reserve your tickets at http://bit.ly/2oJjSt8.     ...

Single Day Passes for the 2017 NYC Independent Film Festival Available Now!

Single Day Passes for the 2017 NYC Independent Film Festival are now available! Get your Single Day Pass for access to all the films and events happening each day at the Festival, including the Awards Ceremony! http://bit.ly/2oy7WgD ...

Seed & Spark on Crowdfunding Presentation

Crowdfunding for filmmakers - Christine Raia gives a step by step walkthrough of how she raised funds for her films and offers her help to the attendees. Christine Raia: The only proven path to independence as an artist is a direct connection to your audience. Crowdfunding has become a fundamental piece of most financing plans for independent film. But most filmmakers miss the opportunity to leverage the power of crowdfunding for one film into an audience-building opportunity that can las...

Surviving as a Filmmaker Panel

Lights! Camera! Action! Bills.... How do you satisfy your overhead while feeding your passion as a filmmaker? We ask filmmakers just like you how they do it. PANELISTS: Kevin Frech, Logical Chaos/Filmmaker Jimmy Kelly, Writer "THE JOANS KILLERS" Reid Arnstein, Director, ROK Productions, "DEREK IS FUNNY" More panelists to be announced!  Sunday, May 7 12 PM - 1:30 PM Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/2mVmkdL. Clinton Cameo Studios Studio ...

Women in Entertainment Panel

Join our female-driven, NYC Indie Film Festival panel with moderator Megan Boyle as she speaks to top professionals throughout the entertainment industry. Learn how these women use their voice to play a role in tackling various issues facing American society today and how they use their position to further these conversations. We’ll also hear about what they are doing to stand up against and/or change the current political climate. PANELISTS: Jessica Sobhraj, Women in Music/Cosynd...

Distribution Panel

Join us as we investigate the newest alternative distribution strategies for your films and compare them to theses new avenues to the standard distribution models. PANELISTS: John Raisola, Sidewinder Films  Roland Rojas, BidSlate Amy Shapiro, Vivicast Media Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/2mR3FAs!  Friday, May 5 4:30PM - 6PM Producers Club  Theater S  358 West 44th Street  New York, NY 10036 _____________________________ John R...

Film Finance Panel

  Learn straight from the industry professionals on how to finance your next indie film. PANELISTS: Rick Bach, RKA Entertainment Christine Peluso, Tax Credits Ince More panelists to be announced!  Wednesday, May 3 4:30PM-6PM Producers Club  Theater S  358 West 44th Street  New York , NY 10036 Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/2nGKM7q! ...

Music Licensing Panel

You love that song! You want to use that song in your movie. What rights will you need? Come meet the experts that will explain what a Music Supervisor does, what you should work with a Performing Rights Society, and if you can afford the Synch and Master use fees for the song. Panelists to be announced! Tuesday, May 2 4:30 PM-6PM   Producers Club    Theater S  358 West 44th Street  New York, NY 10036 ...

NYC Indie Film Fest March Indie Night: Art Doc Friday Screening Event

Join us for our March Indie Night, Art Doc Friday! This month we're screening short documentaries from past festivals focused on the arts, from music to graphic design. Indulge in a drink while you watch, your first one on us with your admission ticket, and get inspired!    FEATURED FILMS:  Cuba's Violin (18 min) Lucas Blalock’s Digital Toolkit (6 min) S -- The Musical Shuttle (40 min) Unsung Ingenues (34 min)    Friday, Ma...

2017 NYC Independent Film Festival Official Selections Up Now!

Now live on our website is the 2017 NYC Independent Film Festival lineup! Check out all of this year's films, music videos, scripts, and more now at http://bit.ly/2mBBAkg and join us in May for the festival! ...

NYC Independent Film Festival Valentine's Day Hangover Screening Event

Did your relationship end with Valentine's Day? Have you been over Valentine's Day since February started? They say the best way to get over a hangover is to keep drinking so if you're still hungover from Valentine's Day, we've got a cure! Join us for a night of films centering around dysfunctional relationships and have a few drinks while you watch! NYC Independent Film Festival's February Indie Night will be a screening of our best romance films with a twist from past...

NYC Independent Film Festival Virtual Reality Category Open for Submissions Through 2/28!

New this year at the NYC Independent Film Festival is our Virtual Reality category! You can submit your presentations for consideration for our 2017 festival exclusively through our website or Filmfreeway through February 28! Visit http://bit.ly/1Jcd2Q1 for all info. ...

MANIFF 2017

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We've had plenty of fantastic work submitted to next years festival and there is still time to get yours in before our final deadline on November 16th. 2016 was a stunning year for MANIFF and 2017 is set to be even better with a wide range of films from around the globe. Check out the video below and see what you can expect from one of the fastest growing festivals on the circuit.   To submit go to FilmFreeway or Withouabox ...

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

Founded by three local independent filmmakers, The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is the first and only film festival of its kind held in Kew Gardens, NYC, and its surrounding neighborhoods. Running for 10 days in August, the festival will showcase more than 100 films of all genres from around the world. Films will be shown at Queens' only operating art house theater—Kew Gardens Cinemas, located in the heart of Kew Gardens in Queens NY. The festival will culminate with a grand award ceremony gala on the rooftop penthouse of the world-famous Terrace on the Park, built for the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Conveniently located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, it features panoramic views of some of Queens' greatest landmarks, including the renowned Unisphere and the New York State Pavilion. Awards will honor the best films presented at the festival, and winners will walk away with beautiful statuettes. What makes our Festival stand out from the other opportunities available to filmmakers is that we are focusing on the TRULY independent film, not the film that is funded by the indie film division of a major studio. Nor are we focusing on what celebrity or 'name' actor may be in your film. We want to see the work of filmmakers and their teams who have poured their blood, sweat and tears into making their vision come to life. We are showcasing the best in all genres, including themes often overlooked by other major film festivals, like Horror, Sci-Fi, LGBT, Comedy, Animation and Experimental. We are a Film Festival founded by independent filmmakers, so we have a great understanding of the filmmaker needs when it comes to getting films made and in front of an audience. Along with filmmaker Q&A's after each screening, we will also be holding industry panels featuring some of the best names in independent cinema discussing their strategies, their struggles and how they broke into the film business. Other panels will consist of conversations with independent Producers, Casting Directors and Distributors. Our goal is to bring back and remind people why film festivals exist in the first place - which is to give otherwise unknown filmmakers the opportunity to screen their film in front of large audiences and have their work seen. In addition, we will be screening all our films in an actual operating Art House movie theater, unlike other festivals that show their films in screening rooms or otherwise other rented facilities that aren't prepared to screen films the way they should be. Upon acceptance each filmmaker will receive up to four (4) Filmmaker Badges that will allow access to all the screenings and panels being held throughout the festival, along with exclusive access to our Filmmaker Cafe & Lounge. Filmmaker badge holders will also be entitled to a 5% discount on all merchandise being sold at the festival. All selected filmmakers and respective cast & crew will be given the opportunity to purchase Gala Award tickets at a 30% discount. Opening night will consist of a meet the filmmakers mixer, where filmmakers will have the opportunity to network and promote their film with other festival attendees. Certain selected films to be featured in our Festival Spotlight programming will have a red carpet premiere as well as an after party hosted by the festival. Our Opening and Closing night films will consist of specially invited premieres following a red carpet event. While the festival will not be offering transportation or lodging for its inaugural year, through our sponsors we will be offering discounts and coupon codes to be used towards Hotel accommodations and commuting. We guarantee to have distributors and producers in attendance alongside our selected panel of industry professionals who make up our Jury. Winners for every category will each be receiving a personally engraved unique statuette. Industry guests who have expressed interest in participating in our festival are Lloyd Kaufman, founder of TROMA films; Larry Fessenden, actor/writer/director/producer with Glass Eye Pix; Joe Minion, writer of Vampires Kiss, After Hours. Our Festival will be taking place in Kew Gardens Queens in NYC, USA. Our venue, THE KEW GARDENS CINEMAS is Queens' only art house theater dedicated solely to playing independent and foreign films. Named one of the top 7 theaters in Queens, the theater was built in the 1930's and it is one of the oldest movie theaters still operating in NYC. A little known area of NYC, Kew Gardens and its surrounding neighborhoods - Forest Hills, Rego Park, Woodhaven and Glendale - are a major stomping ground for most television shows being shot today in New York. Not only is Kew Gardens known as the neighborhood that raised comedians Rodney Dangerfield and Ray Romano, but just a few minutes away is the recently built Broadway Stages. This area of Queens has now been featured in several blockbuster Hollywood films like The Babysitter, Goodfellas and Spiderman as well as major Network TV shows including- Daredevil, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, The Get Down, Luke Cage and SNL.

New awards announced for 2017 NYC Indie Film Festival!

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New prize alert! 2017 Best Director winner will leave NYC Indie Film Fest with a $1,000 cash prize! 2017 Best Actor and Actress winners will have a free year-long subscription of online classes with iActing Studios (750 USD value). Submit today for your chance to win! http://bit.ly/1Jcd2Q1 ...

2017 Call For Entries – Now Open!

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Call For Entries 24th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival Festival Dates: May 31 – June 4 2017 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Now in our 24th year, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, the longest running “underground” film festival in the world, is an internationally recognized program providing a venue for documentary, experimental and avant-garde narrative film and video. The festival’s mission is to select and screen fil...

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