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The Black Maria Film + Video Festival seeks diverse, expressive, and passionate short films and videos by independent makers. The Festival is named after Thomas Edison’s motion picture studio, and is known for its support of spirited, cutting edge, and otherwise singular film and video. The Black Maria is committed to works that explore the potential of the medium to illuminate, provoke, enrich, and engage viewers. Imaginative and revelatory films and videos which provide insight into the human condition and political, social, and environmental issues, as well as the lives of people with disabilities, or which investigate the aesthetic potential and eschew obvious conventions of the medium are also sought by the festival. The Black Maria Film + Video Festival is generously supported by National Endowment for the Arts, New Jersey City University, New Jersey Network – NJN (in kind), New Jersey State Council on the Arts, NFL Films (in kind), The William H. Donner Foundation, Inc.
Your signed entry form, entry fee, screener, and press kit must be postmarked by one of these three dates:
Early Bird Deadline – October 20, 2012
Regular Deadline – December 14, 2012
Late Deadline – December 11, 2012 (Late submissions will have a late fee. Please download form to see all fees.)
You may submit entries in one of two ways:
1) Mail a Printed Entry Form: Download the Entry Form here. Please fill out this form & include it with your DVD and check for $35 for works up to 30 min., or $45 for works over 29 min. up to 60 min. There is a fee of $50 for late submissions.
2) Submit Online: Alternatively you may submit on-line through Without a Box, click on that symbol on our website.
Entry Fees: Checks must be issued through a US banking institution. Make checks payable to The Black Maria Film Festival. (Note: we accept checks and money orders.)
Submission Materials: Acceptable format for preview is DVD (NTSC, Region 0 or 1 only).
Please include a press kit with your entry, including:
* Still images (hard photos and/or high-resolution electronic images of at least 300dpi on a CD). Please provide captions for all images.
* Director’s biography?
* Director’s statement?
To be notified that your entry has been received, please include a self-addressed and stamped postcard. Preview copies of films selected for the Black Maria Film and Video Festival will be deposited into Black Maria Festival’s internal film library with the filmmaker’s permission.
Shipping: If selected, exhibition prints of your work must be sent to the festival prepaid to arrive by January 2013.
Selection Notification: You will be notified of festival selections by late January 2013.
Associate Professor of Communications, Monmouth University, NJ
Program Curator, Union Docs, Brooklyn NY
Executive Director, Engage Media Project, Black Documentary Collective, Independent Producer, NY, NY
BLACK MARIA FILM+VIDEO FESTIVAL ENTRY FORM DEADLINE NOV. 26th 2012.
Please fill out this form & include it with your DVD and check for $35 for works up to 30 min., or $45 for works over 29 min. up to 60 min. There is a fee of $50 for late submissions. Thank you for submitting your work to us, we appreciate your interest and trust!
TITLE OF WORK: _______________________________________________
TRT/LENGTH: _____________ GENRE/STYLE(OPTIONAL): ______________
DIRECTOR OR PRIMARY MAKER OR CREATOR’S NAME/S :
MAKER’S STREET ADDRESS, CITY STATE ZIP CODE:
DAY/CELL PHONE: _____________ EVENING/CELL PHONE: ________________
BRIEF LOG LINE or DESCRIPTION: ____________________________________________
ADDITIONAL INFO: __________________________________________________
The undersigned affirms that she or he is either the maker or the authorized agent of maker of the submission titled above. The undersigned understands that her or his signature below indicates that if the submission titled above is selected for the Festival Award tour, permission is essentially granted to the Black Maria Festival to exhibit the work throughout the tour season, typically running from February through June in the given tour year. Signature below also indicates willingness to provide three extra DVD copies of the work as needed and at least one j-peg photo for PR and/or publication. The undersigned accepts that as a nonprofit organization, the Festival would not be held liable for any infringement of copyrights related to music or vintage or other footage or material which the maker or representative or agent may be responsible for. Nor will the Festival, its agents or trustees, be held culpable for any damage to materials or loss resulting from public exhibition of films or DVDs etc. DVDs are not typically returned after the tour but special arrangement may be set up if absolutely necessary. Signed: Date:
DEADLINE: November 26th but early submission is highly recommended. To submit complete the above and send DVD and entry fee to:
Black Maria Film & Video Festival
c/o Dept. of Media Arts, New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305
201-200-2043 for more information
Alternatively you may submit on-line through Without a Box, click on that symbol on our website.