39th Annual New Jersey Young Film and Videomakers' Festival - Final Deadline 9-16-13
Entry Eligibility :
Short works up to 20 minutes are sought by Sept. 16th, 2013. The filmmakers should have a home base in New Jersey even if attending school (under-graduate or graduate) out of state. Students are also eligible to enter work if they attend school in NJ and live out-of-state.
Entry categories, based on age group, are as follows:
Category A - Elementary School, Middle School, or Junior High School
Category B - High School
Category C - Undergraduate school, graduate school, or independent filmmaker not currently associated with any school
Entries are accepted on DVD - NTSC. Please submit a playable DVD in high resolution.
Complete entry form, downloaded from Black Maria Film and Video Festival website.
$20 Entry Fee* (Checks are payable to Edison Media Arts). *Entry fee is waived for Media Arts majors at NJ City University, home of the festival.
There is no minimum length, but the maximum length is 20 minutes.
Title of work, entrant's name, phone number, and e-mail must be on all materials. Include a synopsis describing the work with main credits.
Entries must be received no later than Sept. 16, 2013.
New Jersey Young Film and Videomakers' Festival
c/o Media Arts Department, Fries Hall
New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
• Do not send via Registered or Certified mail.
• Do not use fiber-padded envelopes for videos or DVDs - use bubble packs please.
• Due to the volume of entries we cannot return DVDs.
Exhibition of Award Winners
The Premiere Screening and the Awards Ceremony will take place at the AMC Theater in West Orange, NJ on Sunday afternoon, October 6th, 2013, at 2:00PM
Each winning entry will receive a NJYFVF T-shirt and mounted award certificate.
DVD's must be available for the festival's programming. Submission of work indicates that the festival may curate and assemble selected and award-winning works into temporary compilations to be exhibited in venues supporting the festival. Submission of work also indicates that the festival may employ moving images and stills from selected works for promotion via print and broadcast outlets, the Internet and other means.
Every precaution is exercised in handling entries, but neither the festival organizers, employees, sponsors, nor participating organizations can assume responsibility for damage to or loss of materials submitted. The festival reserves the right to alter the benefits, awards or timetable stated in this prospectus, should conditions dictate.
Jurors' decisions will be announced at the end of September 2013 just prior to the festival premiere. The jury for the 2013 NJ Young Filmmakers' Festival include:
Gregg Biermann is a video artist whose work comes out of the avant-garde filmmaking tradition but takes advantage of the power of recent digital technologies to advance rigorous compositional strategies. He is Professor of Cinema Studies and Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Bergen Community College in New Jersey and has recently been appointed to the board of directors of the Filmmakers Cooperative in New York.
Hap Bojsza, whose career has spanned both print and non-print media, currently serves as a Board member for the Black Maria Film Festival. He has taught courses in media production at New Jersey Institute of Technology, and County College of Morris. As a staff member at NJIT, he was among a group of people who established the NJ Young Film and Videomakers' Festival.
Cali Macchia is a graduate of New Jersey City University's film program. She has worked on several independent feature films as a cinematographer and 1st assistant camera, and specializes in camera and lighting. For the past twelve years she has been teaching television production at the high school level. She manages and produces programming for a local access television station that cablecasts to three towns in Passaic County including a documentary about students working at a Habitat for Humanity build. She is currently teaching film production at Seton Hall University.