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First Time Fest

Documentary and Feature Film Festival in New York.

About

First Time Fest (FTF) will be a five day, multi-faceted event in New York City with the mission of celebrating and showcasing new and exciting work by first time screenwriters, producers, directors, editors, composers and cinematographers. The Grand Prize is a DISTRIBUTION DEAL and international sales courtesy of the renowned Cinema Libre Studio. 

The mentorship will also involve regular contact with prominent members of the independent filmmaking community: producers, distributors, sales agents, talent representatives (agents and managers), lawyers, consultants, and, most importantly, respected directors, writers, editors,cinematographers and composers.

Awards

  • 1st Place
  • Outstanding Screenplay
  • Outstanding Direction
  • Outstanding Cinematography
  • Outstanding Editing

Rules

  • Projects completed after December 1, 2012.
  • Project must not have distribution.
  • First Time Fest is seeking feature-length (greater than 72 minutes) and short (30 minutes and under) fiction and documentary films from first-time filmmakers.
  • “First-time filmmaker” is defined as the first feature film effort by one or more members of the production team. These team members can include: Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer.
  • DVDs are accepted for preview screening, we also accept secure online screeners.
  • More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form and entry fee.
  • Subtitles language: english.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • David Schwartz (Director of Programming );
  • Mitch Levine (Festival Consultant);
  • Sarah Salovaara (Program Coordinator).

Documents

Place

United States
New York

Official website

firsttimefest.com

Contacts

Address:

303 Park Ave
South Suite 1268
New York NY 10010
U S A

Phone: 732-456-9760

Email: info@firsttimefest.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Earlybird Deadline
    July 29, 2016
  • Regular Deadline
    August 19, 2016
  • Late Deadline
    August 29, 2016
  • Extended Deadline
    September 09, 2016
  • Notifications
    September 19, 2016
  • Event dates
    27 — 31 October 2016
Categories & Fees

Fiction (minimum 72 minutes).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $65
  • Extended Deadline — $75

Documentary (minimum 72 minutes).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $65
  • Extended Deadline — $75

Fiction or documentary short films (maximum 30 minutes).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $25
  • Extended Deadline — $35
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