**** This is a short film festival, only for films 20 minutes or less in length!!****

 

Documentary film is a genre that is based in truth and told with style. Every second of every day, an infinite multitude of stories are playing out in every nook and cranny of the world – the goal of documentary film is take this sprawling mass of real life and weave it into cinematic art. The purposes of documentary are multifold – to educate, to entertain, to bring attention to important issues or to simply highlight the understated wonders of everyday life.

Join us for the 3rd Annual NYC Short Documentary Film Festival and become part of a new tradition!

Please be sure to review ALL submission guidelines before you mail the entry. We have limited time and resources to correct application mistakes. Please try and be as accurate as possible. We will contact you by e-mail if there are any problems, so please be sure to watch for e-mails fromĀ NYCSDFF@cierimedia.com.

We vastly prefer online submissions either a private/password protected Vimeo/YouTube link. If you are submitting with DVD it MUST be formatted as NTSC Region 0 or 1. If your film is selected we will provide full technical specifications but an .mov, mp4 or .mpg works great. All films will be played from a hard drive. Please note, if accepted, we MUST receive the exhibition media AT LEAST SIX (6) WEEKS before the festival.

If your submission is selected, you will be notified by e-mail in the end of March. Accepted filmmakers will be given one free admission pass to the festival. (We cannot help with any transportation, food or lodging costs.) If you are coming to the festival and want to be a part of a panel during the festivities we need to know by March 15, 2018 so we can make arrangements regarding the number and size of panels, etc.

For further information please contact us atĀ NYCSDFF@cierimedia.com.