Friday, April 22, 2016

Hampton International Film Festival's Call for Submissions: Women Calling the Shots

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                       Women Calling the Shots

                                    Showcase of short films made by women filmmakers
                     at the 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival, October 6 to 10, 2016                                                                                    

A partnership between the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) and New York Women In Film & Television (NYWIFT), Women Calling the Shots is in its 14th year.The series gives voice to the creative visions of women through film and video, including narrative, documentary, animation and experimental works.

NYWIFT invites its members, as well as members of Women in Film chapters worldwide to submit their short films for consideration for this program that is curated by NYWIFT and HIFF. No submission fee is required for applications.

  • This application must be submitted by email.
  • Include a one-page synopsis for each submission.
  • SHORTS ONLY: Films must be 20 minutes or less in running time. (There will be no exceptions for films with extended running times.)
  • Film submission: Submit an online link. (Password must be good through October 31st, 2016
  • The submission will be disqualified if the review panel is unable to screen the work with the link.)
  • To submit a film, download and complete the attached submission form and email to Multiple submissions must be sent as separate emails.
  • Non-English films must have subtitles.
  • Completion Date: Films must have been completed after January 31st, 2015.
  • Previous submissions will not be accepted.
  • Submitted films must not have been released theatrically or received a U.S. television broadcast.
Submissions must be RECEIVED electronically by Friday, May 20th, 2016 (11:59pm Eastern Standard Time)
Please Note: Submitting a film for the Women Calling the Shots showcase does not qualify it as a submission for the main slate of The Hamptons International Film Festival.

The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate Independent film—long, short,fiction and documentary—and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all.

The 24th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival: October 6-10, 2016.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affair

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

2016 New York Film Festival's Call for Entries

NEW YORKFILM FESTIVALSeptember 30 to October 16

The 54th New York Film Festival (NYFF), a world-renowned 17-day annual event, produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center,  introduces audiences to the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent.

The festival selects 28 feature films in the Main Slate, as well as showcases dedicated sidebars featuring avant-garde works (Projections), retrospectives, documentaries, short films, revivals, and multiplatform immersive storytelling (Convergence). The five-person selection committee is chaired by New York Film Festival Director Kent Jones and includes esteemed critics, curators, and programmers. Richard Brody, The New Yorker shares, "NYFF has always been a place to discover much of the year's best in world cinema."

NYFF celebrates New York, US and North American premieres, as well as many world premieres, which most recently included Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, Hou Hsiao-hsien's The Assassin, Robert Zemeckis's The Walk in 3D, and more. Additional highlights from last year include Todd Haynes's Carol, Michael Moore's Where To Invade Next, Yorgos Lanthimos's The Lobster, and László Nemes Academy Award winning Son of Saul.

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April 28, 2016 - Regular Deadline

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, to recognize and support new filmmakers, and to enhance awareness, accessibility and understanding of the art of film among a broad and diverse audience.

Throughout the year, the Film Society of Lincoln Center continues to support selections from the New York Film Festival with theatrical runs. Previous releases have included Arnaud Desplechin's My Golden Days, Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cemetery of Splendor, Miguel Gomes's Arabian Nights, Philippe Garrel's In the Shadow of Women, Hou Hsiao-hsien's The Assassin, and Hong Sangsoo's Right Now, Wrong Then.

Submissions are now being accepted for documentary features, avant-garde films (of any length), and short films. Submit your film today!