“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” - Ingmar Bergman
As iFF Fall 2018, Film as Dream, honors the human imagination. We are seeking short film submissions that illustrate timeless storytelling -- from the immediate and real, to the untethered stories weaving through our dreams.
As iFF (All Shorts Irvington Film Festival) is an international film festival which presents animated, live action and documentary shorts curated from submissions by filmmakers from around the world. The most outstanding are selected after a rigorous and highly competitive viewing and elimination process by festival producers. The evening of shorts is created to achieve a cohesive narrative flow that results in a unique experience for the audience. Our mission is to present compelling and diverse shorts that reflect original concepts, innovative storytelling, outstanding writing and acting, and high production value.
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 distinct “As iFF buzz” surrounding each festival generates discussion, laughter, and debate. At the end of the evening, viewers vote on the “Audience Choice Award” for their favorite. A number of directors travel to Irvington for each festival and participate in lively discussions after the screenings. The buzz continues at a festive after-party where audience members can chat with directors and actors. Filmmakers value this rare opportunity to see their work on the big screen alongside a thoroughly engaged, film-loving audience. We are accepting films for the Fall 2018 festival that can be as short in length as one minute (or less) -- but not to exceed 24 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 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 front 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) We reserve the right to refuse entries.
a) Upload an official poster, synopsis and vimeo link of your film to FilmFreeway for our screening/judging purposes. Vimeo link 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. We do not accept rough cuts.
d) All films should have been made in the years 2017/2018.
e) Films submitted can be as short as one minute, but should not exceed 24 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 festivals 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.