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Call for Entries--Scene: Brooklyn hosted by Brooklyn Arts Council
IP: 38.117.156.210

Calling all Brooklyn filmmakers!
Scene: Brooklyn presented by Brooklyn Arts Council seeks short and feature length narrative films, short and feature length documentaries, animations, and experimental work from Brooklyn based filmmakers and artists.

Scene: Brooklyn is an ideal way to have your work seen in professional venues by New York audiences in curated film programs, and promoted through extensive marketing and press outreach. Scene: Brooklyn screening venues have included BAMcinématek, UnionDocs, Galapagos Art Space, The Bell House, and these and other sites are being considered for our May 2011 flagship series. Scene: Brooklyn presents prizes for Audience Award winners, as well as panels and parties. In addition to the May 2011 flagship series, Scene: Brooklyn presents screenings throughout the year in partnership with Brooklyn venues, as well as sending film compilations on tour.

Early bird discounts available until November 12th so don't wait to submit!

Submit your film through our Withoutabox site here - https://www.withoutabox.com/login/1015

For more info go to - www.brooklynartscouncil.org/scenebrooklyn

ABOUT:
Scene: Brooklyn, an initiative of Brooklyn Arts Council, is dedicated to presenting and supporting the tremendous range of filmmakers and media artists working in Brooklyn. This evolving program includes a flagship week of screenings presented in partnership with venues throughout Brooklyn each May, special screenings and media arts events throughout the year, professional development seminars for film and media artists, and filmmaker meet ups. Brooklyn Arts Council also supports film and media artists and organizations through grants, fiscal sponsorship and its online registry and directory.

Scene: Brooklyn serves Brooklyn and the wider New York community by providing quality film and media arts programming that reflects Brooklyn's diversity. It also gives audiences an opportunity to get acquainted with the artists who live in their borough, and a chance to see non-commercial films locally.

RULES:
Films to be screened in the flagship spring series are to be submitted no later than January 14, 2011.

ELIGIBILITY:
Please read carefully. Brooklyn Arts Council will only consider films that meet the following qualifications:

• Films by film and media artists (director, producer, or screenwriter), who are based in Brooklyn are eligible (all subject areas).

• Films shot in or about Brooklyn by non-Brooklyn residents will also be accepted (all subject areas).

• To reiterate – Only films by Brooklyn based filmmakers (director, producer or screenwriter) or films shot in Brooklyn or about the borough will be considered. Films shot elsewhere by non-Brooklyn residents will not be considered and no refunds will be given.

FOR ALL APPLICANTS
Entries must be complete works no longer than 120 minutes in length. They must have been completed on or after June 1, 2009. Industrial or instructional works and those previously submitted to Scene: Brooklyn are not eligible. All films and videos in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for presentation. All entrants must complete the online application form and mail or hand-deliver a DVD for jury screening.

There is no limit to the number of entries each applicant may submit. Please submit a separate entry form and a separate DVD for each entry. Do not include multiple films on one DVD.

LABELING
All tapes must be labeled with the following information:

1. Film Title, total running time, category, and date (narrative; experimental; documentary; animation.)

2. Shipper’s name and telephone number.

3. Withoutbox tracking number.

Entries may be disqualified if they are not properly labeled.

PACKAGING
Films and videotapes must be shipped in a padded envelope.

RETURN OF ENTRIES
Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like us to return your DVD. Be sure to indicate that you would like your preview screener returned; we will not do so unless you indicate for us to do so on your application form.

JUDGING AND NOTIFICATION
Judging will take place January – March 2011 by a jury of film industry professionals in the New York metropolitan area.

Notification will happen no later than March 30, 2011.

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