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VII Edition of NY Portuguese Short Film Festival

Rules and Regulations

About NY Portuguese Short Film Festival

The NY Portuguese Short Film Festival (NYPSFF) is a Portuguese short film festival, happening in New York and Portugal.
The NYPSFF (I Edition, June 2011), was the first Portuguese short film festival in the United States, and it was born from the need to show Portuguese contemporary cinema abroad and to showcase the best work of the new generation of young Portuguese filmmakers. After the broad acceptance from the American public to the festival, Arte Institute has taken NYPSFF to Brazil, United Kingdom, Angola, Australia, Poland, Mozambique, Germany, Canada, China, Thailand, Kenia, Czech Republic, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea and South Africa, largely amplifying the universe Portuguese cinema viewers.
New York – May 18 (Lincoln Center) and May 19 (Tribeca Film Center)

 

Who can apply?

1. Individuals residing in Portugal or abroad who are of Portuguese nationality.
2. Production companies in Portugal or abroad with Portuguese short films produced.
3. Portuguese educational institutions in conjunction with their students.

The responsible person for the film submission must have had a main role in its production.

 

Submission acceptance criteria

1. The film running time should not exceed 18 minutes, and must have been produced in 2015, 2016 or 2017.
2. Films in any language will be accepted, given that proper subtitles in English and/or Portuguese are made available.
3. All genres, theme and styles will be accepted.
4. More than one film may be submitted by the same applicant.

 

Submission process

•    Complete online formCLOSED
•    Once having successfully submitted the form online, a submission confirmation message and instructions for the fee payment will appear.

Applications received between November 24 and January 10: 15 Euros
Applications received between January 11 and February 11: 20 Euros
Applications received between February 12 and March 5: 25 Euros

Students and NYPSFF 2016 participants are exempt from payment of the submission fee (students must send a copy of their student card or a letter from their school).

There will be no refunds for non selected films.

•    After the fee payment, the applicant will receive an e-mail confirming the successful submission and fee reception.

•    Upon confirmation e-mail reception, the applicant must send the short film, as a private link with a password.
The short film should be sent to festival@arteinstitute.org.

Please note that the submission process is not complete until the NYPSFF’s organization has received the film.

 

Submission deadline

The submission period will run from November 24, 2016 to March 5, 2017.

 

Short Film Selection

The short films will be subject to a judging panel, composed by industry professionals.

The judging panel will be responsible for the selection of short films. Based on this selection, Arte Institute will organize the NYPSFF 2017 program.

There will be awards for the winners of NYPSFF 2017.

 

When and how will applicants know if their film was selected?

All applicants who have successfully completed the submission process will be informed about the status of their application via e-mail in April, 2017.

 

How can I get more information?

For more information please contact the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival organization by e-mail at festival@arteinstitute.org, by phone at +1 6463736923 or +351 919 231 996, or visit http://www.arteinstitute.org/shortfilmfestival .