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Submissions

FILM CATEGORIES

• Feature Films
• Foreign Films
• LGBT Films
• Short Films
• Documentary Films
• Animated Films
• Student Films

Television Categories

• Webseries
• Television Pilot

Media Requirements: Television & Film

• Television submissions should be single pilot episodes between 22-28 minutes (for half-hours) or 42-50 minutes (for hour-longs).
• Web series submissions should have either: (1) a minimum of 3 episodes of any length or (2) two episodes totaling at least 10 minutes of total run time.
• Short films should be a maximum of 25 minutes.
• Documentary films should be a maximum of 60 minutes.
• JCITFF invites all foreign language films.
• All genres are welcome except slasher.

Entry Requirements

• DVD or Blu Ray or other appropriate format to be mailed along with required fee and official festival entry form [signed].
• Short synopsis of entry as well as a bio of the filmmaker[s] along with photo of filmmaker all submitted on a second DVD for use by the festival.
• Any press kit material with photos.
• Info on the category, genre, length, production year.
• Confirmation that they have legal rights to all music, images and content in the entry.

Send to
Jersey City International Television and Film Festival
PO Box 116
Jersey City, NJ 07303-0116

For Packages or UPS/FedEx Deliveries Jersey City International Television and Film Festival
69 Montgomery St.
Unit 116
Jersey City, NJ 07303

Rules and Regulations

• Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable.
• Only entries with full payment & required information will be considered.
• The cost of shipping an entry to the festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted.
• Student submissions - to qualify for student fee - must include proof of student status at time of production [copy of student ID, letter from school/teacher.

Term and Conditions
The Jersey City International Television & Film Festival 2016 Application

The Jersey City International Television and Film Festival is proud to be sponsoring its 3rd Annual Film Festival! The 3 day event is slated for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 4-6, 2016 in downtown Jersey City, NJ. The Festival will include a red carpet, awards presentations, Q & A’s, and various parties. Categories for entry for Film include the following genres: Feature Length, Documentary, Short Subject, Indian, LGBT, Horror [except slasher], Music Video, Commercial, Experimental, Student film and Animation. Categories for entry for Television include TV Pilots and Web Series. There are no limits to the number of entries a filmmaker may enter.
A non-refundable ENTRY FEE of $35.00* (made is required of all filmmakers submitting a film or television entry for consideration. Student submissions require a non-refundable $15 ENTRY FEE with proof of student status. All entries must be received no later than September 1, 2016. *There will be a late fee of $45.00 for all late submissions except students – students will have a late fee of $25. Only entries with full payment and completed entry form will be considered. The cost of shipping an entry to the festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted.
Television submissions should be single pilot episodes between 22-28 minutes (for half-hours) or 42-50 minutes (for hour-longs). Web series submissions should have either: (1) a minimum of 3 episodes of any length or (2) two episodes totaling at least 10 minutes of total run time. Short films should be a maximum of 25 minutes. Feature films should be a maximum of 90 minutes. Documentary films should be a minimum of 65 minutes.
CHECK LIST - REQUIRED ENCLOSURES WITH SUBMISSION: ¬ Pre-screening DVD or Blu Ray or other appropriate format to be mailed along with required fee [check, money order, in US funds made out to JCITFF] and official festival entry form [signed]. ¬ Short synopsis of entry, a bio of the filmmaker[s] along with photo of filmmaker all submitted on a second DVD for use by the festival if entry is selected. ¬ Any press kit materials with photos [if available]. ¬ Info on the category, genre, length, and production year. ¬ Confirmation that they have legal rights to all music, images and content in the entry. Please submit entries, along with fee to: Jersey City International Television and Film Festival, PO Box 116, Jersey City, NJ 07303-0116. For Larger Packages or UPS/FedEx Deliveries please submit to: Jersey City International Television and Film Festival, 69 Montgomery St., Unit 116, Jersey City, NJ 07303.
All filmmakers will be notified by the end of October 2016 if their submissions have been selected to be part of the Festival. Thank you for your interest in The Jersey City International Television and Film Festival. We look forward to a fantastic, entertaining weekend.

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