Call for Entries – Scene: Brooklyn Film Series

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      Calling all Brooklyn filmmakers!

      Scene: Brooklyn seeks short and feature narrative films, short and
      feature length documentaries, animations, and video art from Brooklyn
      based filmmakers and artists.

      Scene: Brooklyn is an ideal way to have your work seen in front of a local Brooklyn audience at great screening venues including Galapagos Art Space and Brooklyn Academyof Music. Scene:Brooklyn presents prizes for the winning film as well as panels and parties.

      Early bird discounts available until November 13th so don’t wait to submit!

      Submit your film
      through our Withoutabox site here –

      For more info go to –


      Scene: Brooklyn is Brooklyn Arts Council’s annual film and media arts program, presenting quarterly film screenings, with a multi-day centerpiece event each spring.

      The flagship spring program features screenings of short films, documentaries, animation, and
      experimental works by Brooklyn based artists and filmmakers. Screenings are held at venues around downtown Brooklyn including Galapagos Art Space. Additionally, the series includes a filmmaking
      panel, reception and awards ceremony.

      Seasonal screenings and filmmaker talks take place throughout the year in BACs screening room in
      DUMBO, Brooklyn in conjunction with Dumbo First Thursday Gallery Walks, as well as other sites around Brooklyn.

      Scene: Brooklyn serves Brooklyn and the wider New York community by providing quality film and media arts programming that reflects Brooklyn’s ethnic and cultural diversity. It also gives
      audiences an opportunity to get acquainted with the artists who live in their
      borough, and a chance to see non-commercial films locally.


      Films to be screened in the flagship spring series are to be submitted no later than January 11,
      2010. Films submitted prior to that date will be considered for the spring program, as well as for the seasonal screenings at BAC Gallery and elsewhere. Submissions received after the deadline will be considered for the seasonal screenings only.


      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.


      Entries must be
      complete works no longer than 120 minutes in length. They must have been
      completed on or after June 1, 2008. 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. Do not include multiple films on one


      All tapes must be
      labeled with the following information:

      1. Film Title, total
      running time, and category (narrative; experimental; documentary; animation.)

      2. Shippers name and telephone number.

      3. Withoutbox tracking number.

      Entries may be disqualified if they are not properly labeled.


      Films and videotapes must be shipped in a padded envelope.


      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 will take
      place January – March 2010 by a jury of film industry professionals working in
      the New York
      metropolitan area.

      Notification will happen no later than March 30th 2010.

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