Zero Film Festival – Deadline September 1, 2010
Zero Film Festival
OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES
Narrative and Documentary films with run time over 45 min.
We screen all genres of features: narrative, documentary, narrative/docu blend- including niche genres such as horror and experiments.
International features are films created in their entirety in countries other than the United States.
Narrative or documentary under 20 minutes.
Experiments in film and video. Zero is especially interested in progressive experimental films.
Narrative or documentary between 20-45 minutes.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Zero Film Festival is the first and only festival EXCLUSIVE to self-financed filmmakers and their authentically independent films.
Zero Film Festival is an independent organization and registered 501(c)3 based in New York and Los Angeles, committed to helping under represented filmmakers and screening original and innovative films for cinema lovers everywhere.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Zero Film Festival – Focusing on a niche in the independent film community which has been under appreciated and ignored, Zero Film Festival is the first and only festival exclusively screening self financed films from filmmakers all over the world.
In the age where the majority of festivals are Hollywood marketing campaigns, and even “indie” and “underground” festivals screen financed films, we are here to offer a unique opportunity. We recognize authentically independent films and filmmakers who take risks and fight odds to see their cinematic visions through.
Based in New York and Los Angeles, Zero Film Festival offers filmmakers an opportunity for representation in two of the most exclusive cities.
Zero Film Festival will take the 2010 program on the road in various cities and countries- offering filmmakers additional opportunities for exposure.
Zero Film Festival has established itself as a festival representing authenticity, integrity and innovation. Since 2007, ZFF has screened over 500 films from filmmakers in five continents.
Zero Film Festival alumni have gone on to receive distribution and financing for their next film projects.
Join the filmmaker community of one of the fastest growing film festivals!
David Reeve (General Counsel ) ; Mallia Sherzai (Creative Director/Web/Co-Founder) ; Maria Holland (PR – Events Manager, Los Angeles) ; Matt Keff (Director of Technology) ; Richard Hooban (Managing Director) ; Steven Strauss (Assistant Director )
Zero Film Festival is the the first festival exclusive to independent filmmakers. Your film MUST be self-financed.
You MUST include a cover letter with your entry, detailing premiere status, why you made this film and any noteworthy details we should know before previewing it.
IMPORTANT: Please stipulate in your cover letter if you are interested in screening in Los Angeles or New York only. Otherwise your entry will be automatically considered for both. Acceptance does not automatically include both Los Angeles and New York.
A select few filmmakers from the 2009 program will be invited to include their films in the 2010 North American Tours as well as the possibility of International Screenings and inclusion in the Zero Film Festival volume 2 DVD.
Along with your submission to Zero Film Festival, you can opt in to the ZFF Written Review/Feedback, which offers filmmakers a chance to receive feedback about their films. For filmmakers we aren’t able to program, it will explain the reasons why as well as provide suggestions for making future projects more program friendly. For accepted filmmakers, it provides feedback and a base from which to gather a pres quote.