Films About Peace!
The fifth annual New York Peace Film Festival seeks submissions for its March 9 – 11, 2012 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, 2007.
The submission deadline is January 31, 2012. 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 February.
Films will not be returned and we are not responsible for lost or stolen materials.
A synopsis (50 words maximum) must accompany your submission.
The application form follows this announcement. (Please download the attachment)