The Greenpoint Film Festival is a Brooklyn-based non-profit arts organization designed to create art/community projects. Founded in 2011, the festival is inspired by the regenerative opportunities in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, once labeled one of the most polluted places in the United States. The themes of renewal and reclamation continue to play a major role in the social and creative fabric of the Greenpoint Film Festival as it constantly expands into a platform for new thinking, as well as a showcase for great art and great film.
GFF is also inspired by the expanding film industry in North Brooklyn, particularly in Greenpoint. The arts are historically-proven building blocks in community and economic development and primary tools for communicating trends and ideas. We support philosophical and social movements towards a more sustainable use of our resources, future-minded urban planning, and growing partnerships across the disciplines. The Greenpoint Film Festival hopes to be a cornerstone of visionary commitment towards this end and a resource to artists and to the community.
The Greenpoint Film Festival takes place in May, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for four days of films and panel discussions. GFF presents an exciting schedule of carefully selected shorts and feature-length films, chosen by a panel of judges from hundreds of submissions in feature and short categories for Narrative and Documentary.
Special Greenpoint Film Festival awards will be given to a single winner in each category below:
-Best Doc Short
-Best Doc Feature
-Best Narrative Short
-Best Narrative Feature
-Best Animation Award
-Grand Jury Award
Greenpoint Film Festival will be accepting submissions in the following categories:
Student (short length only)
Special Greenpoint Film Festival awards designed by a local artist will be given to a single winner in each category.
(1) The film must have been completed between January, 2022 – June 2024.
(2) Works in any language other than English must have English subtitles at the time of submission. Dialogue lists will NOT be accepted.
(3) Short films and student works must be under 40 minutes. Features must be 40 minutes or longer.
(4) Films will be screened electronically via the provided .mp4 file. The format required for the festival is a 1080P file encoded in H.264 in a .mp4 container.
(5) All filmmakers must have obtained any necessary clearances to exhibit the film at the time of submission. Upon acceptance filmmakers must execute a release agreement wherein they (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit their work at the festival; (ii) warrant that they have the rights necessary to exhibit their film at the festival; and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless the festival, its parent company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising out of exhibition of their film at the festival.
Works invited to participate in the festival will be shown in the series/program determined most appropriate by the programmers and at their sole discretion.
All accepted works must fulfill the following requirements:
1) You must execute a release agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at the festival; (ii) warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at the festival; and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless the Greenpoint Film Festival, its parent company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at the festival.
(2) GFF exhibition formats:
(2)(a) 1080P resolution encoded in H.264 in a .mp4 container.
(3) All files must be delivered to the address(es) designated by the Festival one exhibition copy of the invited work. We recommend you submit via a storage platform service such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Myairbridge, Mega.nz, etc in order to ensure complete and proper delivery of your entry. You are responsible for any costs of delivery in connection to any service used for online storage or delivery of electronic files to the festival.
(4) You must provide a properly completed and signed official festival “Film Information Form” including all press and publication assets as specified in the “Materials Checklist” that will be provided upon acceptance. Example of required materials include but are not limited to:
(4)(a) An electronic press kit (EPK) to include but not be limited to, a document with: contact info, title, runtime, genre, website, social media links, tagline, logline, short and medium synopsis, bios, directors statement, list of credits, etc;
(4)(b) 5-10 Hi-Res production or BTS (Behind The Scenes) still frames;
(4)(c) 3-5 Hi-Res stills frames of film;
(4)(d) Film poster or One Sheet (1080 pixels x 1600 pixels) in one of the following formats: jpg, png;
(4)(e) Headshots of key talent and/or crew (Director, DP, Producers, etc);
(4)(f) 60 second teaser and/or trailer;
(5) All files submitted will be kept for Festival archives.
*Students: If you are requesting discounted submission fee of $25, please include proof-of-enrollment at an accredited university in lieu of a receipt which can be either (i) a copy of a valid student ID or (ii) letter verifying enrollment from an accredited college or university. If this is not included, your submission will be automatically disqualified. Please submit your documentation electronically or contact us for more information at email@example.com.
*Multiple Entries: Each entered film must be submitted on its own file(s) and accompanied by its own completed “Entry Form”; please do not send a compilation file composed of works for separate entries. Each entry fee only applies to a single film submission.