Fledgling film makers: the New Orleans Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 24th annual festival scheduled for this October!
With just barely a quarter of a century under its belt the New Orleans Film Festival has already become a force to be reckoned with - last year it was named as one of the 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine, and Premium Beat praised it as well as one of the Fifteen Fests You Should Enter.
The 2012 NOFF gathered more than 17,000 total attendees including over 170 filmmakers showing their work. The eight-day process included several panels and conversations which featured major U.S distributors and industry leaders such as Michelle Satter, the founder of the feature film program at Sundance.
There are eight different categories of films for entries: narrative features (fiction films that are 40 minutes or longer), documentary features (non-fiction films that are 40 minutes or longer), narrative shorts (fiction films that are 39 minutes or less), animated shorts (projects 39 minutes or less, animated by any means), experimental shorts (projects that are 30 minutes or less and explore new and creative uses of film and video, whether in technique, form, or both), documentary shorts (non-fiction films that are 39 minutes or less), Louisiana features (feature films-non-fiction or fiction-made by filmmakers currently living and working in Louisiana), and Louisiana shorts (short films made by filmmakers currently living and working in Louisiana).
Last year’s total value in prizes was over $70,000 in camera packages, film stock, software, and cash prizes.
Final deadline to submit entries is June 23, 2013, with the exception of Louisiana filmmakers who have until July 19. Click here for information on how to enter your film.
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