As iFF 2020: FILM IN FOCUS presents short films from around the world that illustrate the limitless range of vision and perspective -- from vivid clarity to vagueness and obscurity.
The filmmaker's vision creates new worlds transformed from the mind's eye to the camera lens. As iFF 2020 welcomes short film submissions -- from 20 seconds to 20 minutes -- envisioning worlds that are immediate, distant, distorted, remembered, anticipated, imagined and illuminated.
As iFF (All Shorts Irvington Film Festival) is a curated international film festival that screens animated, live action, and documentary shorts. Hundreds of submissions are received for each festival; the most outstanding are selected after a rigorous, highly competitive viewing and elimination process by festival producers. The program of shorts is created to achieve a cohesive narrative flow that results in a unique experience for the audience. As iFF's mission is to present compelling and diverse shorts that reflect original concepts, innovative storytelling, outstanding writing and acting, and high production value. In addition to jury prizes awarded by the As iFF Advisory Board in selected categories, viewers pick the “Audience Choice Award” by voting on their favorite short at the end of the evening.
As iFF is presented as a one-night-only event in a majestic, 430-seat, historic theater overlooking the Hudson River, just north of New York City. Each festival sells out to an audience of film enthusiasts, garnering extensive press coverage and offering each selected film exceptional visibility. The festival has featured never-before-seen world premieres, United States and New York premieres, student works, and shorts that have won prizes at other international festivals.
Since its debut in 2015, As iFF has gained a worldwide following, with filmmakers and patrons traveling from abroad to attend. The selection process has grown increasingly competitive, and As iFF is now recognized globally as a sought-after festival by both renowned and up-and-coming filmmakers. A festive after-party follows each screening where audience members can participate in lively discussions with directors and actors. Filmmakers value this rare opportunity to see their work on the big screen alongside a thoroughly engaged, film-loving audience.
As iFF is accepting films for the Spring 2020 festival that can be as short in length as one minute (or less) -- but not to exceed 16 minutes (including opening and closing credits) in narrative, animated, and documentary genres.
It is a special honor to have your film screened (and promoted); in addition, As iFF offers the following awards:
Best Festival Film
- Best Director
- Best Cinematographer
- Best Original Screenplay
- Best Editor
- Best Score
- Best Actor (Male)
- Best Actor (Female)
**Best Narrative, Animated, Documentary, Student Film, and Special Mentions will be awarded based on selections
Please read all rules and guidelines carefully before submitting your project.
1) As iFF is hereby granted the rights to use an excerpt from submitted films for promotional purposes as well as screen the film at our festival. The individual submitting the film attests to the fact they have authority and rights to submit this film.
2) You agree to hold harmless All Shorts Irvington Film Festival, Irvington Town Hall Theater, and the Village of Irvington, New York from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and cost of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or publicity.
3) As iFF reserves the right to refuse entries.
a) Please upload an official poster, synopsis and Vimeo link of your film to FilmFreeway for our screening/judging purposes. Vimeo links must have 'download' turned on for those that are chosen. Selected films will be sent screening requirements.
b) All films must be in English or have English subtitles.
c) All films must be completed movies. As iFF does not accept rough cuts.
d) All films should have been made in the years 2018 or 2019.
e) Films submitted can be as short as one minute (or less), but should not exceed 16 minutes in length (including opening and closing credits).
f) Films that have had a public screening (other than film festivals) or appear online on Youtube, Vimeo, etc. for public viewing are not acceptable.
g) After the film has been chosen as an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified and the film will be listed on the As iFF festival website.
h) Filmmakers are invited to Irvington for the screening if they wish to attend, but it is not necessary in order to be chosen. We want to share your work with our audiences; having the filmmaker present is an extra perk.
i) All entry fees are non-refundable.