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BROWNFISH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL NYC 2013
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Films

The BSFFNYC will accept submissions until August 1, 2013.

1. Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC accepts submissions for short films in the categories of Comedy, Drama, Documentary, and Animation.

2. All short films must be under 20 minutes in length. All times include title and credit sequences.

3. All films must have been produced/completed within the past 3 years.

4. Non-English submissions must be subtitled in English.

5. All submissions must include a completed application form. Online applications must include the filmmaker's Withabox Tracking Number.

6. All films must be submitted on DVD (NTSC format, Region 1 or 0) or as an online screener (Withoutabox or URL/link to the film). DVD submissions will not be returned.

7. Multiple entries must be submitted individually with accompanying materials and fees.

8. Payment maybe be made by credit card through Withoutabox.com, or bycheck or money order payable to BROWNFISH.COM

9. Filmmakers eligible for the STUDENT RATE must provide supporting documentation stating student's name, institution name and current date/term such as a valid student I.D., report card, or tuition bill.

10. ALL SUBMISSION FEES ARE PER FILM IN $US AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

11. All physical submissions must include a printed application form, a DVD screener (NTSC format, Region 1 or 0) or online screener (Withoutabox or URL/link to film) and submission fee. Submission fees my be made through Withoutabox or by check or money order made payable to BROWNFISH.COM. DVD's must include your Withoutabox tracking number if applicable. Send all materials to: Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC, 520 East 11th Street, Suite 21 New York, NY 10009

12. Filmmakers must have all rights associated with their films. Filmmakers accept responsibility for obtaining any and all rights and clearances necessary to exhibit their film. Filmmakers indemnify and hold harmless Brownfish.com, Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC and its affiliates against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses including but not limited to attorney's fees, and court costs which may be incurred by any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss or damage of films entered.

13. Filmmakers grant Brownfish.com, Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC and its agents the rights to use stills and clips from accepted films for print and online marketing and publicity purposes.

14. Filmmakers will be notified by email approximately September 4, 2013.

15. Accepted Filmmakers will need to provide a Digital Exhibition Screener of their film as .MOV file uploaded to Brownfish.com or mailed on DVD (Minimum resolution, size, audio T.B.A. - NO MENUS ) with any and all costs incurred the obligation of the filmmaker. DVD submissions if they meet the above requirements maybe used as Exhibition Screeners at the filmmaker’s request, pending festival approval. DVD Screeners will NOT be returned.

16. Official Selection films will be screened in a festival program to be determined by the Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC.

17. The Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC is a judged contest with cash and prize awards. Prize packages T.B.A.

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Screenplays

The festival will accept submissions until August 1, 2013.

1. Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC accepts submissions for short screenplays in the categories of Comedy and Drama.

2. Screenplays must be 15 pages or less. Title page is not included in the page count.

3. Screenplays must have been completed in the past year (12 months).

4. Screenplay submissions must be in English.

5. All submissions must include a completed application form. Online applications must include the screenwriter's Withabox Tracking Number if applicable.

6. Screenplays may be submitted by mail, email or online. Hard-copy submissions will not be returned. Online submissions must be one of the following file types: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf. Do NOT submit Final Draft or Movie Magic files.

7. Screenplays must be properly formatted within industry standards. Screenplays not formatted in screenplay format will be disqualified.

8. Title page must include: Title, Logline, Contact information (address, email, etc), and Without a box tracking number if applicable.

9. Multiple entries must be submitted individually with accompanying materials and fees.

10. Payment may be be made by credit card through Withoutabox.com or by check/money order payable to BROWNFISH.COM.

11. Filmmakers eligible for the STUDENT RATE must provide supporting documentation stating student's name, institution name and current date/term such as a valid student I.D., report card, or tuition bill.

12. ALL SUBMISSION FEES ARE PER SCRIPT IN $US AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

13. All physical submissions must include a printed application form, a printed copy of the script and check or money order for all fees made payable to BROWNFISH.COM. Screenplays must include your Withoutabox tracking number if applicable. Send all materials to: Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC, 520 East 11th Street, Suite 21 New York, NY 10009

14. Screenplays must be of original content. Adaptations of copyrighted material WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. FEATURE FILMS, TELEPAYS and PILOTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Screenwriters indemnify and hold harmless Brownfish.com, Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC and its affiliates against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses including but not limited to attorney's fees, and court costs which may be incurred by any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening/reading, and loss or damage of screenplays entered.

15. Filmmakers grant the Brownfish.com, Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC and its agents the rights to use Titles and Loglines from accepted films for print and online marketing and publicity purposes.

16. Screenwriters of Official Selection screenplays accepted to participate in the Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC will be notified by email approximately September 7, 2012.

17. Official Selection screenplays will receive a live table reading in a festival program to be determined by the Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC.

18. The Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC is a judged contest with cash and prize awards. Prize packages T.B.A.

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