Avoir Festival :

Brooklyn International Short Festival invites filmmakers from around the world to submit their works, to be seen in the cultural heart of Brooklyn. The festival aims to gather emerging talent not only from the US but also from around the world. Filmmakers and artists have been attracted to Brooklyn and have used its potential as a setting for their films, and we hope to use these cultural networks to present you with unique festival experiences.
Short films take a special place in the cinema universe. They are harder to access and have difficulties reaching larger audiences, and we hope to do our best to support them. Join our global network of Filmmakers, Actors, Directors, Producers, Writers, Photographers and everyone in between now! Be part of a vast and growing community. All filmmakers will be allowed to develop their work and have their films seen by many more!
Short films of all genres are welcome. Maximum length: 40 minutes.

Best Us short
Best International Short
Best Student Short
Best First-Time Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Documentary Short

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Each short film must be entered for one of the competitions named in the Awards and Categories Section.

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There is no restriction about the date of the production of the films.

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The running time of films entered for the competitions should not exceed 40 minutes.

Article 4:
Nominations: These are all the films that have been nominated for an award in a category. Not all nominated films will be screened. Winner Selection: These are all the winner films selected for screening, which will be notified via email. If you received a Nomination email, but no Winner Selection email, it means your film will not be screened, and did not receive any award.

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Each participant is responsible for the content of his/her work and for any possible copyright problems.

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The official language of the Festival is English. Films must be subtitled in English.

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The Executive Committee decides on the Festival schedule including the sequence of the screening of all the films. It also decides on the exclusion of any participants and their film in case of any breach of conditions and decides on all issues not included in these Regulations but related to the organization of the Festival.

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We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.

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We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances.

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We do not accept partial screeners, trailers, or screener links that require access other than password protected links.

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We cannot provide refunds.

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If you have submitted your project in the previous year, please do not resubmit the same project to the current edition.

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The submitters of the submitted films that are accepted will be notified via e-mail in the end of each season. There will be a list of winner films on our website.

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We work hard to keep our submission fees as low as possible , consequently we cannot provide fee waivers.

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The festival has no festival premiere eligibility requirements. Shorts that have screened at other festivals are still eligible. The festvial has no public or internet broadcast eligibility requirements. If your short has screened on Vimeo etc, it is still eligible.

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Changes to submitted films will only be accepted if accompanied by a new submission fee. The decision of the selection committee is final. All entry fees are non-refundable.

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Stills of selected films may also be shown on the Festival website and publicity/promo material including press releases, festival brochures and other materials. Entrants are responsible for securing all rights and permissions from copyright and other holders relating to their short.