Urbanite Arts & Film Festival (3)



Deadlines

01 Feb 2024
Call for entries

31 Mar 2024
Standard deadline

30 Jun 2024
Final deadline

8
days

15 Jul 2024
Notification date

09 Aug 2024
10 Aug 2024

Address

738 South Street #2505,  10566, PEEKSKILL, WESTCHESTER COUNTY, United States


Festival description
Short film festival >1' 10'<
Script / Pitch projects


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 10'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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Festival start: 09 August 2024      Festival end: 10 August 2024

ntries submitted are for young adults who are currently enrolled in high school and primary college, between the ages 14 to 24 years of age only.

The Urbanite Arts and Film Festival’s mission is to foster the next generation of filmmakers and artists who are often underrepresented. UAFF will highlight underrepresented voices including, but not limited to, young women, BIPOC, LatinX, LGBTQIA, people with disabilities, and the neurodiverse communities. Through exhibition of their art, we create a platform for a diverse range of young artists to express themselves creatively and launch creative careers.

Submissions made by person not within the age range will be DISQUALIFIED. For those 25 and older, please be mindful. It is extremely disrespectful to the artists when you submit work when you DO NOT meet the requirements simply because this is a free festival. Be Kind. Thank you.

AWARDS​

PRIZES ARE BASED ON AVAILABILITY FROM SPONSORS and DONORS. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF ANY PRIZE, AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY WINNER, IN ANY CATEGORY.

General Terms and Conditions. Any monetary prizes are non-transferable and will only be awarded in the name of a Submitter with a verified identification card.

Winners with visual art may be displayed in next year's opening video credits on our official website and FilmFreeway accounts.

PRIZES ARE AS IS. No substitution is allowed.

URBANITE ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL RULES & TERMS

Eligibility​

- Entries submitted are for high school and primary college adults, between 14 to 24 years of age. Projects must have been produced while the submitter is between the ages 14-24 with principal photography having wrapped no later than the age of 24.. The Urbanite Arts and Film Festival is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

- By entering a Submission, you agree to abide by the Official Rules of The Urbanite Arts and Film festival and agree you are within the specified age range.

- If accepted and the submitter is younger than the legal age to enter into contracts in the state or country of the undersigned’s principal place of residence, the festival will request written consent from the undersigned’s parent or legal guardian.

- Entry fees are waived instead of a cover letter (Artist Statement). Each cover letter must be a minimum of 100 words to a maximum of 300 words explaining who you are and what your submission is about. There is no limit to submitting entries that a Submitter may make, and individual videos can be entered in more than one category.

- The entering of a submission grants The Urbanite Arts and Film Festival the right to use footage, stills, titles, and information from or relating to the Project for promotional purposes as well as the right to issue and authorize publicity concerning the Project and all personnel related to the Project for the festival.

Content Requirements.

- No inappropriate or sexually explicit submissions will be accepted. The festival reserves the right to remove any submission from the competition that we feel violates these terms.

- Any footage submitted as part of a Submission (“Footage”) must be produced initially after June 1, 2012. At least two-thirds of a Submission must contain original material. Previously produced material must have copyright and other necessary clearances and licenses (e.g., video, music, photos, audio) for use as outlined in the Official Rules.

- Submitters must specifically identify and give credit to all non-original material included in the Submission and provide the necessary documentation and licensing information upon request. All submissions must be the submitter's original work.

- By entering a Submission in the UAFF, you hereby warrant and represent that your Submission conforms to the entry requirements outlined in these Official Rules. Submissions may not include any: (a) copyrighted works without permission of the copyright owner, (b) false or defamatory statements about any person or any third party; (c) third-party trademarks that suggest affiliation with any trademark owner without permission of the owner or that dilute the value of any trademark; (d) nudity, profanity, depictions of violence, threatening language, bullying, inappropriate, indecent, harmful, discriminatory, or obscene content as determined by UAFF, in their sole and absolute discretion; or (e) depiction of an act which is dangerous or suggests any person undertake a dangerous activity.

- All Submissions must be in keeping with The Urbanite Arts and Film Festival's image, as determined by the UAFF with their sole and absolute discretion. UAFF shall have the right, but not the obligation, to review the Entries for compliance with these entry requirements.

- UAFF, its jurors, and festival coordinators may, at their discretion, disqualify submissions including unsuitable content or that are in, or alleged to be in, violation of third-party rights (including, but not limited to copyrights). UAFF retains sole discretion as to what constitutes unsuitable content and will not be liable in any way for disqualified entries.

- UAFF is not responsible for lost, stolen, illegible, unreadable, incomplete, misdirected, or late Entry submissions. UAFF assumes no responsibility for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software, or program malfunctions or other errors, failures of any kind, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical, as well as delays or errors in postal service concerning the UAFF website or any Submission. By entering a Submission, you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited, and without restriction and will not place UAFF under any obligation that UAFF and others are free to disclose the ideas contained therein on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation to you. You acknowledge that, by acceptance of your submission, UAFF does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to them, developed by their employees, or obtained from sources other than you. Any waiver of any obligation hereunder by UAFF does not constitute a general waiver of any responsibility of Submitters. By entering, you acknowledge that UAFF has no obligation to use or post any submission you submit.

- UAFF reserves the right to change its rules and regulations at any time and for any reason it deems necessary.

WINNER SELECTION

​Selection of Finalists ​

All Submissions will be pre-screened for eligibility. Entries meeting the age requirement and submitting a cover letter will be deemed eligible. Eligible entries will be viewed and scored by UAFF. Those selected for the UAFF will be considered for Official Selections. Official Selections will be scored by persons within the respective industries of television, film, photography, production, writing, music, or broadcasting industry experience, otherwise known as the “jury.”

Any person within the jury may not have any direct involvement in the production of any entry or official selection or have a personal relationship with the submitter of said entry.

Jury members will alert UAFF if they find an entry they are judging has their direct involvement. The entry will be removed from that juror’s queue and assigned to another juror. That jury member will abstain from rating any eligible entry to maintain compliance with the previously stated guideline.

UAFF will have two categories: Official Selections and Winners. The jury will select up to three (3) "Finalists" in each Award Category based on the criteria below for each category.

Films with the highest average score, as compared to Finalists as determined by the Jury, will be grouped into a second pool of eligible entries known as "Official Selections."

Category winners will be determined based on the criteria for each Category. The jury will treat the recommended maximum total run time in each category as a guideline, not a hard rule. It will use professional discretion to select a pool of finalists representative of a range of student filmmaking.

CATEGORIES

Submissions will be generally screened based on four essential elements: Story (Structure), Production Value, Audio, and overall visuals.

Category I - Photography

Submissions into the photography category will require original photography captured on a smartphone. Submitted MUST be the owner of said work and have all rights and permissions to submit work. Sub-categories are:

Story Telling

Social Justice

A Day in the Life / Show us Your World

All submissions will be based on composition, lighting, and aesthetics.

Category II - Short Screenplay Writing

Submissions into the Short Screenplay category will emphasize the story, characters, and writing. These short-form writings are meant to tell a story about our world.

Categories are:

LGBTQIA

Social Justice

Drama / Comedy

Horror / Experimental

Female Centered Stories

LatinX

Category III - Spoken Word

Submissions must be original works performed and recorded on smartphones. Editing is allowed. Sub-categories are open themes.

Category IV - Short Films

Submissions into the Short Films category can range from one minute to a maximum of ten minutes. Short films must be shot and edited using a smartphone. Please know what your film is about when you select a category. When selecting all categories it sends a message you do not really know what your film is about. Please limit yourself to three categories.

Categories are:

LGBTQIA

Social Justice

Drama

Comedy

Horror

Experimental

Female Centered Stories

LatinX

Documentary

Category V - Music Videos

Submissions into the music video category can range from one minute to a maximum of five minutes. Music videos must contain original songs and be shot and edited using a smartphone.

By participating in the UAFF, Submitter will hold harmless and indemnify UAFF, employees, directors, officers, jurors, interns, volunteers, and agents of each from and against any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, harm, damage (including but not limited to property damage, personal injury and/or death), claims, actions, costs and expenses (including without limitation, all attorney’s fees and court costs) arising directly or indirectly from or in connection with his/her/their participation in the UAFF, use of the Submission, acceptance, possession or use/misuse of the prize or participation in any prize-related activity.

The winning Submitters are solely responsible for any local, state, provincial, or federal income taxes on prizes (if any).

UAFF reserves the right to take such action as it deems necessary to enforce these Official Rules and ensure the fair operation of the Film Festival, including, without limitation, barring and disqualifying participants who do not comply with these Official Rules.

By entering, Submitters agree, and by accepting a prize, the Submitters agree that (1) all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, participant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of UAFF in connection with the Film Festival, shall be (i) governed by, and construed by, the laws of State of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.

Additional Terms and Disclaimers.

UAFF reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Submission it finds where the Submitter is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the UAFF or acting in violation of the Official Rules. UAFF reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend the Film Festival in its entirety if the UAFF cannot be operated as planned or should virus, bug, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes beyond UAFF's control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper play of the UAFF. UAFF is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the UAFF by any technical or human errors which may occur in the processing of the entries in the UAFF. The Urbanite and Arts Film festival is not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the UAFF, including, but not limited to, errors in the printing or posting of the offer or Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. The Urbanite Arts and Film Festival, sponsors, and donors will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.

UAFF DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE AWARDS. CFF DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS, OR MERCHANTABILITY OF ANY OF THE PRIZES. EACH SUBMITTER AGREES TO EXECUTE ANY DOCUMENT CONTAINING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.






  

 
  

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