38th New Jersey Young Film & Videomakers Festival - DEADLINE 06.15.13
The New Jersey Young Film & Videomakers Festival is a project of the Black Maria Film Festival named after Thomas Edison’s New Jersey film studio. And it provides young video and filmmakers the opportunity to exhibit their works and have them evaluated by prominent representatives in the field of media arts. Since its inception, the purpose of the Festival has been to recognize, celebrate, and encourage emerging student talent in New Jersey, the state in which Thomas Edison first developed the motion picture.
Entry Eligibility :
Short works up to 20 minutes are sought by May 30 2012 from individuals between 12 and 28 years of age. The Filmmakers should have a home base in New Jersey even if in school out of state. Or have solid roots in NJ or at least go to school in New Jersey. Categories are as follows: *(To be eligible in this category, you must have produced work in a non-commercial setting, and be between the ages of 12 – 28 years of age.)
Category A – Elementary School, Middle School, or Junior High School
Category B – High School
Category C – Undergraduate College, Graduate School, or Independent
Initially, entries are accepted on DVD or mini-DV, regardless of their original production format.
Each Entry must be accompanied by:
• One Entry Form (photocopies are fine)
• $20 Entry Fee (Checks are payable to Edison Media Arts)
• There is no minimum length, but the maximum length is 20 minutes
• Title of work, name, phone number, and e-mail of entrant must be on all materials and containers
• A synopsis describing the work with main credits
• Entries should be received no later than May 30, 2012
NOTE: The festival reserves the right to impose a $20 surcharge for missing fees, bounced checks, or work received after the deadline of May 30, 2012.
New Jersey Young Film & 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 tapes and DVDs.
Exhibition of Award Winners
The Premiere Event and the Award Reception will take place at New Jersey City University (date TBA) with several follow up programs at participating organizations. Last year’s host organizations included the AMC Cinema at Essex Green and The South Orange Public Library.
• Each winning entry will receive a NJYFVF T-shirt and mounted award certificate. If budget permits cash honorarium will also be awarded
• DVD’s should be available for the Festival’s fall programming Submission of work indicates that the festival may curate and assemble selected and award-winning works into temporary compilations to be exhibited in the exhibitions of 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 usual means.
• Every precaution will be 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, including film prints, DVDs, videos etc. The festival reserves the right to alter the benefits, awards or timetable stated in this prospectus, should conditions dictate.
• Qualified officials initially review all entries. Following the jurors’ decision in May, the Festival Director and Program Associate consider additional work for inclusion in the tour. Decisions will be pre-announced at the end of May just prior to the Festival Premiere. And formally announced at the fall opening premiere in the fall.
• Every filmmaker and videomaker sets out to accomplish different goals: the jurors evaluate a work on the basis of the apparent intent of the entrant and the degree to which he or she was succeeded in reaching individual goals. All styles and forms of film and video are of interest to the jurors, and no one style or type of work is considered inherently more important than another. Jurors look for originality of concept and treatment, and each entry is also judged against others within a given age category and in the context of the overall creative and technical accomplishments. Judges’ commentary and scores will be included with the award announcement.
Log on to www.blackmariafilmfestival.org
Click on New Jersey Young Film & Videomakers for more information and listings of last year’s winners or call 201-200-2043.