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             INTERNATIONAL
IMMIGRATION FILM FESTIVAL

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                          The New York International Immigration Film Festival,
                                         will be held on July 14 & 15, in New York
                                 Producers Club - 358 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
 
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE 
Will be selected films from all over the world made by Immigrants or based on Immigration
subject. Any genre will be selected if films demonstrate excellence in storytelling, acting, directing, cinematography and editing. 

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY 
Will be selected films from all over the world. Documentaries from heartbreaking immigrant stories to success stories having immigration subject or made by immigrants.  

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION
Will be selected short fiction films from all over the world. Any genre will be selected if films demonstrate excellence in storytelling, acting, directing, cinematography and editing.  

INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Will be selected short documentaries from all over the world. Documentaries from heartbreaking immigrant stories to success stories having immigration subject or made by immigrants.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM 
Will be selected student films from all over the world, (NARRATIVE OR DOCUMENTARY) having immigration subject or made by immigrants while attending film schools and Universities. 
                                                                                      
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MADE IN USA FEATURE / MADE IN USA DOCUMENATRY / MADE IN USA SHORT FICTION / MADE IN USA SHORT

DOCUMENTARY/ MADE IN USA STUDENT FILM
 
                   
 
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GENERAL RULES/SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 


To be eligible for consideration, all films must meet the following requirements:


1. Festival refrains from programming films for competition that have already been released theatrically or have DVD sales or online streaming prior to the competition of the 2017 NYIIFF. 

2. Festival may screen the films that have already been released theatrically or have DVD sales or online streaming.

 
3. Works in Progress ARE NOT CONSIDERED. Please submit films in their final, complete state.


4. Chosen films will be screened in public during the 2017 NYIIFF.

 
5. If Festival travels, chosen films will travel with NYIIFF. 


6. NYIIFF has rights to expunge from chosen films 1- 3 minutes to use for promotion for the festival, press kit, in websites and other social media. 


7. All entry films must have copyrights for music, script, writer and talents. Films without copyrights will not be considered.

 
8. All entry films must be submitted as an Online screener or Vimeo link. 


9. NO DVD submissions will be returned. 


10. NO REFUNDS will be granted to any submission. Please be advised that festival entry fees are nonrefundable for all filmmakers.

 
11. All entries must be either in the English Language or be subtitled in the English Language.

 
12. Film presentations are scheduled at the discretion of the NYIIFF and are subject to change.

 
13. Films chosen for competition are judged by a select panel of jurors who are active industry professionals from various filmmaking fields. 


14. Awards will be announced at the final screening on the last day of the NYIIFF, (including award ceremony) and all competition films are strongly encouraged to have a film representative in attendance.  


15. ALL FILMMAKERS will be notified on or around September 10th, 2017. This is a subject to change, please be patient. DO NOT EMAIL THE FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS before September 10th to “Check the status of your film”. Everyone will be notified by email


16.  All entires must be completed after 2010.
 


DEDLINES

All submissions must be uploaded by the end of deadline.

Waivers are granted via invitation Only.



DATES & DEADLINES


Early Bird Deadline
April 27, 2017



ENTRY FEE: 
All entry fees must accompany your submission for consideration in the Festival.



EARLY BIRD
Feature $30
Short $20
Student $15








 
 
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Regular Deadline 
July 27 , 2017


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Late Deadline 
August 27, 2017


 
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Notification Date 
September 10, 2017

 
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REGULAR
Feature $35
Short $25
Student $20

 
     ​​                                                
LATE 
Feature $40
Short $30
Sutdent $25