The Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) has been selected in the "TOP 10 BEST FILM FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA" (#6) by USA Today in 2019 among 19 other film festivals in the USA.
CFF is an organization dedicated to supporting films and the artists who create them by providing a creative forum for exchange and discovery with the public.
The Festival will attract filmmakers, artists and audience members from across North America and around the globe. It will premiere independent feature-length, documentaries and short films with a Global Focus.
Chelsea Film Festival aims to raise an awareness about foreign independent films and discover upcoming talents.
The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film platform for world lovers.
There are 20+ awards in each category Short and Feature-Length (Best actor, actress, supporting actor, actress, screenplay, documentary, director, Best Picture).
CONDITIONS FOR ELIGIBILITY
Chelsea Film Festival 9th Edition
Entries must be New York City premieres and have been completed in 2020 or 2021. Films shown in other festivals or public screenings in New York are not eligible for consideration (The Committee reserves the right to waive this rule in the case of small non-commercial, non-publicized showings).
Work can only be submitted via streaming video.
Exhibition Format authorized: DCP
Feature-length Films and Documentaries must be between 90 minutes maximum and not less than 60 minutes.
Short Films must be between 3-20 minutes maximum.
Virtual Reality: under 15 minutes (VR competition is a separate category)
Films must not have been released on any online platforms prior to the Festival (i.e. Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, Vimeo, YouTube, etc.)
Films in any language other than English must be subtitled in English.
Theme: Global Issues
Submissions are not refundable.
Force Majeur Clause: Due to Covid-19 pandemic and unforeseen outcome, the Chelsea Film Festival reserves the right to postpone or move the event to a digital platform if necessary.
Response from festival:
Thank you very much for your feedback! It's great to hear the networking was successful and you enjoyed the overall event. We definitely would love to have you back with a new project in 2021. Submissions are now open :) We're back to watching a lot of content, including TV series! Welcome to the CFF alumni family.