Competition in Film Making from New Mexico State University

Deadline : 06 Jan 2020

financial backer: Film Freeway

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Competition in Film Making from New Mexico State University

 New Mexico State University is offering a competition in Film Making to students and professional filmmakers, domestic and international. The festival emphasizes artistic vision in telling these stories through short film (15 min. and under), including live-action narrative, documentary, essay film, video art, experimental film, and animation. 

Awards:

Juried Awards: 

The jury is composed each year of select faculty, staff, students, community members, filmmakers, and film critics/scholars. 

  • Best Live-Action
  • Best Animation
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Essay Film (when applicable)
  • Best Experimental Short (when applicable)
  • Best Mixed Media (when applicable)
  • Best in Festival

Festival Director’s Prize (Awarded to the Festival Directors’ Choice for Revolutionary Vision in Festival)

Audience Awards: 

These awards are selected by festival attendees. 

  • Best Live-Action
  • Best Animation
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Essay Film (when applicable)
  • Best Experimental Short (when applicable)
  • Best Mixed Media (when applicable)
  • Best in Festival

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Films that do not correspond in any way or only limitedly to the festival’s mission will not be considered.
  2. This festival seeks to be accessible to as many filmgoers as possible. 
  3. Only films containing hardcoded captions/subtitles in English will be considered for live screening.
  4. We welcome films in any language. 
  5. If your film is selected for the festival, we will need to download a copy with hardcoded subtitles.
  6. Films may be no longer than 15 minutes in length.
  7. Films produced before January 2018 will not be considered.
  8. One film per director.
  9. If your film is selected, we will need to download a copy of it for the live screening event either through Vimeo or from you directly. If we cannot download a copy of your film, we cannot show your film.
  10. Access to still images or any other information you have about your film for promotional purposes if possible.
  11. The festival's live screening event prefers films that are not currently available on public formats such as You Tube or Vimeo.
  12. Student entries should list the school where the project was produced in the credits or description.
  13. Acceptance of your film does not automatically mean your film will be shown at live screening events. It is, however, upon acceptance an official selection of the festival.

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