First Contact Film Festival

First Contact Film Festival

 

Type: Dedicated shortfilm festival
Location: Queens, New York
Start Month: February


Description

Part of the First Contact Creator and Comic Convention in Queens, NY, First Contact Film Festival is a day-long indie and micro budget horror, fantasy, sci-fi, geek, and odd/weird/bizarre films celebration.

The festival is open to shorts, full length features, teasers, and trailers. TV pilots and webisodes are welcome. Just submit under the appropriate category.


Submission Requirements:

We don’t care how old the film is, but premieres will be given extra priority.

– Shorts are 30 or under. Full-length is above 30. Trailers/teasers under 2 minutes will be accepted but are not eligible for awards (you will be given “official selection” status). Trailers/teasers must be for films that are not yet completed.

– All films except for trailer/teasers must be complete.

– Please indicate if there is extreme gore, extreme profanity, or graphic sex (it doesn’t disqualify the film, but we’d like to have fair warning).

– Low, no, and micro budget films are welcome and encouraged.

– The festival is open to fantasy, sci-fi, geek and odd/weird/bizarre films, but can be any sub-genre (horror-comedy or sci-fi-noir, for example)

– Films must be submitted digitally via Filmfreeway.com

– Provide genre and short synopsis.

– Please list if the film is produced in or if a director/producer/writer is from NY, NJ, PA, or CT.

– Please provide English subtitles if the dialog is not in English. Non-English films without subtitles will be disqualified.

– TV pilots, episodes, web series, etc… are all welcome. Just submit under the appropriate category.

– You must own rights to music & any stock media in your film.

– If we choose your film, we’ll need a digital file (mov, mp4, etc.).

Submission Deadline: December



Fees:

Best of the Boroughs (short films under 45 minutes produced in or by New York City filmmakers)
Best Bridge and Tunnel (short films under 45 minutes produced in or by filmmakers from PA, NJ, CT, or NY outside of the 5 Boroughs)
Best of the Rest (short films under 45 minutes from any geographic location)
Best Local Feature (films over 45 minutes produced in or by filmmakers from PA, NJ, CT, or NY)
Best Non-Quad-State Feature (films over 45 minutes produced outside PA, NJ, CT, or NY)
Short Animation: Animations under 45 minutes. Longer animations can be submitted to one of the feature categories.

Awards / Prizes:

Best of the Boroughs (short films under 45 minutes produced in or by New York City filmmakers)
Best Bridge and Tunnel (short films under 45 minutes produced in or by filmmakers from PA, NJ, CT, or NY outside of the 5 Boroughs)
Best of the Rest (short films under 45 minutes from any geographic location)
Best Local Feature (films over 45 minutes produced in or by filmmakers from PA, NJ, CT, or NY)
Best Non-Quad-State Feature (films over 45 minutes produced outside PA, NJ, CT, or NY)
Short Animation: Animations under 45 minutes. Longer animations can be submitted to one of the feature categories.

Contact: Mark Boutros (radioboutros@icloud.com)

Website: http://www.enigmasevents.com/

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