Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2013 Submission Guidelines and Application Form

Films About Peace!

The sixth annual New York Peace Film Festival seeks submissions for its March 8 – 10, 2013 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 the root causes of war; we define peace loosely, in new and 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. 

There is no submission fee.

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, 2008.

The submission deadline is January 15, 2013. 
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 middle 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.

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:
A Synopsis is Enclosed  ___
The New York Peace Film Festival has an association with the Nagasaki International Peace Film Forum and The Idaho Justice Story Festival.  If chosen to be screened at the NYPFF would you also give your permission for screenings at the other Festivals?  ____yes  ____no Your answer in no way affects our evaluation of your film for the NYPFF.
I have read all the rules and regulations for the 2013 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 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, and synopsis in one package to:
NY Peace Film Festival (NYPFF)
P.O. Box 3810, Grand Central Post Office
New York, NY  10163.

1 comment:

Stanley Workman said...