Every films of up to 30 minutes long can register in the NEW YORK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL.
No work or artist will be either discriminated or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, ideology, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, every technique will be admitted with no censorship of any kind.
The films will have to appear in its original language, no subtitles are required. However, subtitled films will be accepted, especially if its language is other than English.
For equality of opportunities, whichever the original format (film, analogical video, digital video, animation), all the films will be evaluated in the same official digital format. The technical provider of the Annual Program Without Frontiers will process the movies for converting them to the approved format, and will upload the digital copies to the Festival server for evaluation.
Films may be sent by Internet, in several digital formats, or if a film can be displayed from the Internet, simply can be sent the link. Also, there is a DVD, CD-ROM, miniDVCAM, miniDV or VHS submission option, to the technical provider address.
As a first stage, all the films will be displayed by the Committee of Art of the Program to consider possible invitations to other events. The Committee of Art can also determine Special Mentions.
At last, the Jury of the Festival will award the following Categories: screenplay, direction, actor and actress performances, art, photography, editing, and integral realization. In addition to the Prizes by Category, the Jury will grant the Special Prize to the Best Short Film.
The Awards will be announced by Internet and distributed by International Press Media. Prizes, the Festival and the Program must be mentioned in all public display and promotion material of the films awarded.
The Committee of Art reserves the right to select and to invite any of the films registered, to other events and media.
The deadline is October 31st, 2006. Announcement of the Awards is scheduled for February 28, 2007. In order to participate in the Festival, films bear an entry fee of USD 20.
Participation in the NEW YORK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL implies the acceptance of these Rules and Regulations.