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Greenpoint Film Festival Accepting Submissions Until March, Festival to Kick Off in May

The 2017 Greenpoint Film Festival (via GFF)

Feb. 6, 2018  By Nathaly Pesantez

The Greenpoint Film Festival organizers are still accepting submissions for their seventh annual festival, to be held in spring.

The organizers are accepting submissions for the 2018 festival, scheduled from May 3 to May 6, in categories including narrative, documentary, experimental/avante-garde, and animation. Films can be features (50 minutes minimum) or shorts (under 50 minutes), and students can also submit their short length films for consideration.

All films must have been completed between January 2016 and January 2018 to be considered for submission. The festival organizers also require that non-English language films have English subtitles at the time of submission.

Submission deadlines have been broken up into four slots beginning back in November. The next deadline is Feb. 11, and requires an entry fee of $60 for shorts and $65 for feature films. The extended deadline, set for March 15, is the last opportunity for filmmakers to submit their work, with a $85 fee for both shorts and features.

From the 2017 Greenpoint Film Festival (via GFF)

Complete submission instructions, including waivers for students, can be found on the Greenpoint Film Festival’s submission page.

The organizers will announce accepted submissions on March 31. Applications can be submitted through the film festival website.

The film festival, held at the Wythe Hotel at the corner of N 11th St. and With Ave. in Williamsburg, is produced by Woven Spaces, Inc. a non-profit arts group based in Brooklyn. The festival was founded by Rosa Valado, an artist, in 2011.

Last year’s film festival saw four-days worth of screenings. The films were chosen by a panel of six judges from hundreds of submissions, including several films that focused on Greenpoint. Waterways of Hope, a film about Newtown Creel’s cleanup, was one of the films screened last year, along with Greenpoint 2017, which centers on the area’s waterfront development.

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