Hell's Kitchen Films NYC: Celebrating the neighborhood and its community through film.
The Hell’s Kitchen Film Festival is a celebration of the neighborhood of Hell’’s Kitchen, New York. Our goal is to strengthen a sense of community by bringing long-term and newer residents together, empowering and promoting local filmmakers and films, partnering with local businesses, and, above all, sharing and helping to preserve the stories of our residents for generations to come.
Films may cover any genre, but if the filmmaker is not a resident of Hell’s Kitchen, the film MUST have been shot and/or take place in Hell’s Kitchen.
Format and Length: short form films under 20 min.
Films must be in English, or with English subtitles.
There is no limit to how many entries you may like to submit.
With a neighborhood-specific mission, The Hell’s Kitchen Film Festival is ONLY open to submissions from local filmmakers currently residing or working in Hell’s Kitchen New York OR to films whose subject matter specifically relates to or takes place in the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York.
I. Certification of Film Entrant:
A. I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree as follows:
B. I have read, understand and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements;
C. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true;
D. The Feature, Short, Documentary, or Other Media I am submitting as my entry is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation;
E. I am duly authorized to submit this Production to the Festival;
F. I hold The LES Film Festival harmless from any damage to the print(s) or tape(s) or media en route or otherwise during the course of the Festival;
G. I hold the Hell's Kitchen Film Festival NYC harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry;
H. I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the Production;
I. I give permission for the Hell's Kitchen Film Festival NYC to use excerpts of up to three minutes of the Production for promotional purposes;
J. I give permission for the Hell's Kitchen Film Festival NYC to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the Production for promotional purposes;
K. I give permission for the Hell's Kitchen Film Festival NYC to screen the Production at the Hell's Kitchen Film Festival NYC event as well as at ancillary Festival presentations, programs, and/or events;
L. I own or have authorization to all necessary copyrights and licenses; (If requested) will be able to provide model/actor release verification if requested; will be able to provide music, product and other copyright licensing verification if requested. As the Submitter/Producer, I agree to take on all copyright liability in regard to submitted film.
M. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into Hell's Kitchen Film Festival NYC or other Hell's Kitchen Film Festival NYC Events.
II. Film Submissions
A. SUBMISSION FORMAT: All Festival submissions should be sent via a Web Link.
B. SUBMISSION LENGTH AND GENRE: we accept all forms and genres that would be deemed within a G, PG, PG-13, R, or NC-17.
(1) Short form submissions are those under forty-five (20) minutes.
C. Submissions WILL NOT be returned.
D. MULTIPLE ENTRIES are allowed, however a separate entry form and fee shall be submitted for each.
E. PRODUCER / FILMMAKER / COPYRIGHTS: Submitter (filmmaker or producer) will be referred to as “Producer or Submitter.” Producer must own all copyrights; must be able to provide music, product and other copyright licensing verification if requested. Producer agrees to take on all copyright liability in regard to submitted film.
F. SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Submissions with postmarks prior to and after these will not qualify for entry into the Festival.
G. ENTRY FEES: Entry fees are non-refundable. If your entry fee is not received with or prior to your submission, your entry may be deemed disqualified at the discretion of the Hell's Kitchen Film Festival NYC.
H. PREMIERE/DISTRIBUTION STATUS: We accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere; submissions may have distribution agreements already in place.
I. LOSS OR DAMAGE: Every precaution will be taken to prevent damage to materials while in the possession of the Festival.
J. Hell's Kitchen Film Festival NYC MARKETING: By submitting, Producer is consenting for use and copying of accepted projects for the purpose of promoting the Hell's Kitchen Film Festival NYC. Producer is giving LES Film Festival permission to use up to three minutes of submission to promote the Festival.
K. Hell's Kitchen Film Festival NYC EXHIBITION AND SCREENING: By submitting, if chosen as an official selection, Producer is hereby granting permission for the Hell's Kitchen Film Festival NYC to exhibit Producer’s submission in the Hell's Kitchen Film Festival NYC Event.