Bronx International Film Festival Call for Film Entries
The Bronx Stage & Film Company is accepting short and feature film submissions for the 9th Bronx International Film Festival (BXFF) scheduled for June 16 - 19 at Lehman Stages, home of the 500-seat Lovinger Theatre, on the CUNY Campus of Lehman College. BXFF is a competitive festival. Submissions can be short or feature narrative, documentary, animation and experimental films. Student films are welcome. BXFF awards $1,000 for best of fest (narrative, experimental or animated film) and $1,000 for best documentary.
Submission deadlines and fees: early deadline March 31, 2011 ($20 shorts/$25 features); regular deadline April 16, 2011 ($25 shorts/$30 features); and final deadline May 2, 2011 ($30 shorts/$40 features). Shorts are 30 minutes or less. Features run over 30 minutes. Discounts and extended deadline are available when submitting through Withoutabox. Submissions must be original work not commercially exhibited or distributed prior to The Bronx International Film Festival. Screening at other festivals is fine. Filmmakers must have all clearances and rights and have full authority to submit their project.
A century ago two of the best-known silent film studios, Edison and Biograph (a.k.a. The Gold Medal Studios), called The Bronx home. The mission of The Bronx International Film Festival is to celebrate the history of film in The Bronx by showcasing promising filmmakers while promoting The Bronx as a cultural destination and Bronx venues, like Lehman Stages, as prominent New York performance spaces.
Visit www.bronxfilmfestival.com or www.bronxstage.com for guidelines and submission information.