New Haven International Film Festival (0)


01 Jan 2015
Call for entries

31 Dec 2014
Early deadline

31 Jan 2015
Standard deadline

31 Mar 2015
Late deadline

31 Mar 2015
Festival closed

04 Apr 2015
Notification date

16 Apr 2015
19 Apr 2015


7 Vera Drive,  06801, Bethel , CT, United States

Festival description
Short film festival 40'<
Feature film festival 150'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  40'<
 Feature Films  150'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 16 April 2015      Festival end: 19 April 2015

NHIFF - 4 Days and Nights Of: Film Exhibition and Competition, Education, Music And Of Course - Parties & Networking!

The New Haven International Film Festival is sponsored by the Connecticut Film Festival. CTFF is Connecticut's umbrella organization that wants to get your film out there, seen by the world and then picked up for distribution. Each year we help many filmmakers connect with production partners and ultimately their online and theatrical distributors.

The NHIFF is our BIG annual event! It is the culmination of our statewide monthly screening series that takes place in a half a dozen theaters, museums and cultural & arts venues throughout the state.

The 2015 NHIFF plans to showcase more than 150 fantastic films from numerous award competition categories including but not limited to: Comedy, Narrative Feature, Documentary, Shorts, Student and Animation as well as web series and commercials.

The City of New Haven IS the arts and cultural hub of Connecticut as well as a hotbed for innovation and emerging digital media and content creation. New Haven has a very hip music, club and restaurant scene with the majority of locations only a few minutes walk from one another in the downtown area.

New Haven's young populous is not by accident. The downtown area and adjoining region are surrounded by colleges and institutions of higher education including: Yale University, Gateway Community College, Albertus Magnus College, Quinnipiac University, University of New Haven and Southern Connecticut State University to name just a few.

And speaking of education, NHIFF and CTFF are known for producing more than 100 educational events a year throughout the state. NHIFF promises more than a dozen educational workshops, panels, roundtables and a keynote. Additionally, screenwriters will want to attend our 3-day "Writers Unblocked" intensive screenwriting program.

Audience Favorite
Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Comedy Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Children's Feature Film
Best International Feature Film
Best Student Feature (High School, Undergraduate, Graduate)
Best Connecticut Feature Filmmaker
Best Connecticut Grown Feature Film
Best Sports Feature Film
Best Animation Feature Film
Best Green & Environmental Feature Film
Best Political, Human Rights, Advocacy & Activist Feature Feature Film

Best Music Video
Best Animation Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Dramatic Short
Best Student Short
Best Sports Short
Best Web Series
Best Commercial/Advertisement (Television & Web)

The New Haven International Film Festival strives to use independent film, video and new media as a vehicle to challenge and excite audiences, inspiring them to make profound changes in themselves and the world. We feel that thought provoking visual stories, whether they be -documentary, drama or comedy, all have the power to inspire audiences to take action! That’s why your film will help provide our audiences with that important Independent Point of View!

The City of New Haven is a cultural and new media hotbed of film making, digital content creation and visual arts and story telling. Surrounded by students from more than a dozen of the region’s Universities and colleges and home to Yale University, The New Haven International Film Festival attracts a diverse audience of students, educators and movie goers who appreciate film!

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NHIFF Season

To be eligible for consideration, all films must meet the following requirements:
-All entries must be postmarked no later than the deadline date.
-Submission fee. Payments are made through an online submission portal. Checks may be made payable to The Connecticut Film Festival.

Submission Media Format: NTSC Format Only
Feature films must be submitted on 2 DVDs with labels indicating:
FilmFreeway tracking number (FF# _ _ _ _ )
The title
Director's name
Running time
Contact phone number
Email address
Applicable website URL
The festival will consider online screenings for feature length films.

Short Film screeners must be made available online.

-All films must not have been commercially screened in Connecticut.
-All films must be in English or must have English subtitles.
-Only completed projects will be accepted.
-Filmmaker must have obtained all clearances for exhibition and must certify that the work is original and no disputes regarding ownership exist on the film.
-Only completed submission registrations will be accepted.
-All films must be available to screen immediately.
-Although complete care is given to every entry, the festival cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to materials submitted.
-Please do not send entries in fiber -filled mailers. These mailers can damage both your media and our equipment.
-Screeners will not be returned.

Marketing of your film and the festival
To facilitate the promotion of selected films, the NHIFF requests that submissions include an electronic press kit via Dropbox or other FTP site or through Film Freeway’s website. The EPK should not come on a disc. The EPK should include the follow:

- 5 JPEG formatted images. 300 Dpi and no greater than 500kb
- 1 Poster image. Hi Res. No greater than 2 Gb
- 1 WORD document with 3 synopses: a short 50-100 words, medium 100 – 250 words and a long 250 – 500 words.
- 1 WORD document with 1-2 Press Releases. One short press release describing the film, a second more in depth press release.
- 1 WORD document listing all URL and social media links

Theatrical Screening Formats
All accepted must be made available in the following formats:

Feature Length Films
- BluRay and/or 2 Standard Definition DVD discs as backup. Additional option is Digital format file: QT H264.MOV files will be considered for features

Short Films, Commercial/Advertisements and PSA
QT H264.MOV and MPEG 4 files, 2 Standard Definition DVD discs as backup.
Additional option: BluRay copy.

The management of the New Haven International Film Festival (NHIFF) and parent company: Connecticut Film Festival LLC (CTFF) reserves the right to decide all questions regarding the rules and regulations. Submission of a film constitutes that the filmmaker accepts the rules and regulations set forth herein.

All film entries selected for the Festival give the New Haven International Film Festival the right to use footage and/or titles from and information about the film for promotional purposes. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for the The New Haven International Film Festival.

I, the undersigned, have read and understand the rules, regulations and guidelines of the Connecticut Film Festival LLC and The New Haven International Film Festival. To the best of my knowledge, all the information is correct as indicated on the submitted entry.

The Connecticut Film Festival LLC and the New Haven International Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Connecticut Film Festival LLC and New Haven International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. By submitting your project through Film Freeway you acknowledge this paragraph.



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