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.
CONDITIONS FOR ELIGIBILITY
Chelsea Film Festival 8th Edition
Entries must be New York City premieres and have been completed in 2019 or 2020. 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 80 -120 minutes maximum.
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