Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Information on 2010 New York Peace Film Festival Submission

Films About Peace!

The third annual New York Peace Film Festival seeks submissions for its mid-March 2010 festival of films. We actively encourage filmmakers from every corner of the globe to participate.

The mission of the festival is to present films from around the world that advance global peace. Films should not only highlight the advantages of peaceful solutions to international conflicts, but also deal constructively and hopefully with root causes of war and define peace in new or creative ways. Personal and biographical films related to peace issues are eligible. Also of deep interest are films dealing with the proliferation and consequences of nuclear arms and energy.

Films are welcome in the following categories: feature films, documentaries, short films, student films, and animated films. All films must be accessible to an English speaking audience, either as the original language in the film or through the use of sub-titles or dubbing.

All clearances must be arranged by the filmmaker and the work must be original. Parental signatures are required for 17 year olds and under.

Submission fees are based on the film’s length: full length (over 1 hour) $40; short films (under 1 hour) $30. Include with your submission a check or money order payable to: New York Peace Film Festival. All payments must be in U.S. dollars. Submission fees are non-refundable.

Please note that the person submitting films produced by a major studio, or under contract or option, must be legally empowered to give permission to show the film at no cost to New York Peace Film Festival.
Films submitted must have been completed no earlier than July 1, 2006.

The submission deadline is December 1, 2009. All submissions should initially be in DVD-R format and mailed to New York Peace Film Festival (NYPFF), P.O. Box 3810, Grand Central Post Office, New York, NY 10163. Filmmakers will be notified if their work is chosen by the end of January.

Films will not be returned and we are not responsible for lost or stolen materials. If your film is selected it will be necessary to send us a Beta-SP copy by February 1.

A synopsis (50 words maximum) must accompany your submission.

The application form follows this announcement.

Application Form:

Tile of Film (in English):

Category (circle one): feature documentary short student animated

Running time_________________

If selected: World premiere _____ US premiere______ New York premiere______

Major screening history:

Your Name:


Telephone: Email:

Enclosed is a check or U.S. money order for (circle one): $30 $20

Synopsis is Enclosed ___

I have read all the rules and regulations for the 2008 New York Peace Film Festival, and understand and have complied with these rules. I warrant that this work is original and that there are no deals, contracts or options regarding the ownership of the submission. I also warrant that the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead. I fully indemnify the festival against any such violations of law. To the best of my knowledge, the statements I have made herein are true and correct. I understand that failure to adhere to the rules and regulations will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the submission fee and I agree to hold the festival harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities (including attorney fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, for any film or video submitted to the festival.

(signature) _______________________________________________(date)______________
I warrant that I am 18 years old or older: (initials) _________________
(parental signature if applicable) __________________________________(date)__________

Mail DVD, completed application form, check and synopsis in one package to:
NY Peace Film Festival (NYPFF)
P.O. Box 3810, Grand Central Post Office
New York, NY 10163.



New York, NY - New York Peace Film Festival (NYPFF) and the Japanese American United Church (JAUC) will co-host the opening of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki photo poster exhibit on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 7:00pm at JAUC, 255 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001. The exhibit runs from Monday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. Admission is free.

The opening ceremony will feature the testimony of Mrs. Emiko Okada, a Hiroshima A-Bomb survivor, along with Steven Leeper, the first foreign Chairperson of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation, and peace educator Kathleen Sullivan. The schedule of the opening event is as follows:

7:00pm: Greetings from NYPFF & JAUC
7:15pm: Greetings from Steven Leeper
7:30pm-8:40pm: Survivor’s story by Mrs. Emiko Okada
8:40pm: Peace Workshop by Kathleen Sullivan
9:00pm-9:30pm: Reception

The exhibit is open to the public everyday for 2 weeks from 1pm to 5pm except Saturdays when it is open from 11am to 5 pm. Tuesdays the exhibit is closed. Poetry readings are held on weekends at 2pm and 3pm, with audience participation encouraged. A table of origami paper cranes (the universal symbol of peace and a nuclear-free world) will be set-up so viewers can take a paper crane as a keep-sake or make a paper crane themselves with origami paper provided.

JAUC is located on 7th Avenue between 23rd and 24th Street, convenient to the following Subway lines: 1, 9, F, E, N and R.
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The advertisement is made possible by donations collected by theHiroshima Peace Culture Foundation for 'A Hiroshima Survivor's Story & Photo Exhibit in US'.