2020 Submissions are Now CLOSED!
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WE ARE NEW YORK TOUGH! πŸ’ͺ FILMMAKERS UNITE & GIVE BACK! ❀ COVID-19 WILL NOT WIN! GOOD NEWS! 😊 for every film submission we received this year ICP Ent. Film Festival DONATED (20%) for N95 FACEMASKS for FRONTLINE HEROES IN NYC & OTHER NEIGHBORING STATES ❀. πŸ’―πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ big hearts πŸ’• IN NYC πŸ—½. This year we added the following new categories:

BEST BLACK LIVES MATTER - Filmmakers Challenge

(Filmmakers across the globe must write and produce a screenplay and film related to the Black Lives Matter worldwide global movement to submit in our new category. Your film can be both a short, feature or documentary or animation, but it must clearly express why Black Lives Matter to you and why you feel better police reform should be implemented in our country. Maybe some inspiration can come from the George Floyd case and what you felt while watching the video of his murder, or you can be inspired by your own personal experience with police as an African American in this country, or the experience of a best friend, family member, co-worker or loved one. Or maybe some inspiration can come from those who are not black and who may feel, understand, and recognize their own White Privilege in this country and how it relates to equal Justice and equality for all. The most important thing is to tell your story from the heart ❀ as to why Black Lives and better police reform really Matter to you. .)

BEST COVID 19 Filmmakers Challenge

(Filmmakers across the globe must write and produce a screenplay and film related to the Covid19 Pandemic to submit in our new category. Your film can be both a short or feature but it must be related to Covid19. Maybe some inspiration can come from your own personal quarantine experience or one of a friend, family member or loved one, the most important thing is to tell your story from the heart ❀.)

OUR 2020 Categories:

BEST BLACK LIVES MATTER Filmmakers Challenge
BEST COVID-19 Filmmakers Challenge
BEST COMEDY
BEST DRAMA
BEST HORROR
BEST ANIMATION
BEST WEB SERIES
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
BEST ACTRESS

On behalf of myself and the entire ICP Entertainment Film Festival staff and family we would like to bestow our deepest condolences to all the families here in our state of New York City and across the world who have lost friends and loved ones to the Covid19 Coronavirus Pandemic. Thank You to the entire Global World Community for your prayers, well wishes, concern and support for our city in these unprecedented and uncertain times. What is certain is that as a world global community WE all must continue to be consistent in our Mask Wearing and Social Distancing for the greater good of our world.

WE ARE NEW YORKER'S NY TOUGH PART OF A GLOBAL 🌎 COMMUNITY RESILIENT in this fight WE WILL NOT QUIT!. May your submissions this year inspire HOPE for both the Arts and Humanity. FILMMAKING, INNOVATIVE CREATIVITY AND THE ARTS WILL NOT BE DISTINGUISHED OR SUPPRESSED BY THIS VIRUS!, with that said our 6th Annual Film Festival will continue as planned for OCTOBER 10th - 16th Via our virtual Platform at: https://xerb.tv/channel/icpentfilmfestival/virtual-events
where all of our entire USA and the global community will be able to view, enjoy and celebrate all of our winners and yet another year of independent filmmaking πŸŽ₯.

The Best of Luck to you all never give up on your dreams, we will see you next year 2021 for another amazing year of independent filmmaking at our 7th Annual ICP Entertainment Film Festival πŸŽ₯. Of all the film festivals to explore this year.. ICP Ent. Film Festival is truly one not to be missed we love ❀ and appreciate YOU, and look forward to viewing your films and we thank you in advance for your support God bless πŸ™." - Richard Oliver Jr. (Founder & Creative Director)

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Screening and Award Ceremony Night selected filmmakers in 9 winning Catagories with a BEST ACTRESS WINNER! will receive a plaque to forever commemorate their work, as an -OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE ICP ENTERTAINMENT FILM FESTIVAL!
Due to Covid-19 This Red Carpet Ceremony will be held at a private outdoor location in NYC with only 6 attendees, 2 of them will be NYC Frontlinbe heroes who will accept all the winning trophies for all the winning filmmakers live on the Red Carpet.

A 10 Minute Q&A SESSION! will be conducted via Zoom Online.

Selected WINNERS will also receive an exclusive virtual interview on The Rhyme Impersonator Show ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SERIES! To air on their YOU-TUBE Channel at www.youtube.com/therhymeimpersonator

Additional promotion, marketing and advertising exposure around all of the nominated and official selected short films!

WE WISH ALL OF YOU TALENTED AND BUDDING FILMMAKERS IN THE USA AND ACROSS THE GLOBE THE BEST OF LUCK! WE LOOK FORWARD TO VIEWING YOUR FILMS....

In the ICP Entertainment Film Festival, filmmakers will pay a SUBMISSION fee and submit their short film(s) via FilmFreeway for review and consideration. The shorts and feature films will then be reviewed by a select panel of judges and only 1 film in the following categories will be selected to screen:

BEST BLACK LIVES MATTER Filmmakers Challenge
BEST COVID-19 Filmmakers Challenge
BEST COMEDY
BEST DRAMA
BEST HORROR
BEST ANIMATION
BEST WEB SERIES
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST MUSIC VIDEO

1) All films must have been completed not earlier than January 1, 2012.
Length of short film: 5-30 minutes, features 90 min to 1hour.

2) Films must be in English or have English subtitles

3) Films can be submitted via FilmFreeway.

4) ICP Entertainment Film Festival does not require World Premiere but appreciates if you notify us if you are either a World Premiere, International Premiere (your first premiere outside your country of origin), North American Premiere or New York Premiere.

5) Entry fees are in U.S. dollars, per film entry and are non-refundable.

6) Submitting filmmakers/individuals will be notified by e-mail on or before Oct 18, 2020

7) Regarding shipping to ICP Entertainment Film Festival, the submitting filmmaker will be responsible for the mailing/shipping cost of the work, both for the submitted cut for consideration screeners, and final screener copy for screening at the film festival.

8) All submitted entry materials will not be returned.

10) A filmmaker with multiple entries (titles) must submit each entry and entry fee separately.

11) The ICP Entertainment Film Festival reserves the right to remove a film from the festival program for any reason or for no reason and shall not be liable for any refund or claims of any kind arising out of such removal.

The ICP Entertainment Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless ICP Entertainment Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

For any additional information concerning submissions, contact us at icpentfilmfestival@gmail.com

The ICP Entertainment Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The ICP Entertainment Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. For any additional information concerning submissions, contact us at icpentfilmgfestival@gmail.com

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  • AurΓ©lien Mathieu

    ICP Entertainment Film Festival is a great festival, the organisation was very caring and professional ! I higly recommand filmakers to participate.

    October 2020
  • This festival is one of the really good ones. They are there for the right reason, to inspire young filmmakers to go out and do it!! The staff is super helpful and so positive, lots of great energy, and they LOVE film!

    November 2018