2012 Call for Films

Scene: Brooklyn, Independent Film and Media Arts seeks short and feature narratives, documentaries, animations, and video art from Brooklyn filmmakers and artists for its spring 2012 Screening Series. DEADLINES Regular: February 24, 2012 Late: March 8, 2012 MISSION & OBJECTIVE 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 makers, media artists and organizations through grants, fiscal sponsorship and its online registry and directory. ABOUT SCENE: BROOKLYN Now in its forth year, Scene: Brooklyn features screenings of films by Brooklyn based artists as well as panels, talks, workshops and parties, each May at venues across the borough. Scene: Brooklyn is an ideal way to have your work seen in professional venues by New York audiences, 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 2012 flagship series. Scene: Brooklyn presents prizes for Audience Award winners, as well as panels and parties. In addition to the May 2012 flagship series, Scene: Brooklyn presents screenings throughout the year in partnership with Brooklyn venues, as well as sending film compilations on tour.

APPLY NOW We prefer online entries be submitted via Withoutabox.com, which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world. Withoutabox?s internet-only submission platform features online applications via one master entry form, online fee payments, press kits, and the option to use Secure Online Screeners, an economical, eco-friendly, and secure alternative to traditional hard-copy DVD submissions.

GENERAL RULES Scene: Brooklyn seeks short and feature narrative films, short and feature length documentaries, animations, and video art from Brooklyn based filmmakers and artists. Films to be screened in the flagship spring series are to be submitted no later than February 24th, 2012. Early bird discounts available until January 27th so don't wait to submit! 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, 2011. Industrial or instructional works and those previously submitted to the Film Festival are not eligible. All films and videos in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for Festival 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. LABELING All tapes must be labeled with the following information: 1. Film Title, total running time, and category (narrative; experimental; documentary; animation.) 2. Shipper?s name and email address. 3. Withoutabox 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 2012 by a jury of film industry professionals working in the New York metropolitan area. Notification will happen no later than March 30, 2012