We are proud to present our next edition of the Malarkey Film festival…

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This is a 2 Part, 1 night event, with two categories for submission:

1. Malarkey X Blackmagic: Introductory Micro Shorts - Eligible for the Audience Vote Award/Blackmagic Prize

This will be the opening portion of our event; curated ‘Introductory Micro-Shorts’.

Guidelines for the intro micro-shorts portion (eligible for the audience vote prize) require that the submitted short film be 5 minutes or less in length and utilize at least one aspect of Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve FREE software. Whether it be picture edit, audio edit, VFX or final deliverables. We will provide links to official Blackmagic Resolve tutorials to help aid first time Resolve users. We encourage anyone, new to the program or pro users to submit to this FREE, ultra accessible category of our event.

PLEASE NOTE: If selected you will be required to show proof that you have used at least two facets of Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve Software in the making of your Introductory Micro-Short.

2. Malarkey X Blackmagic: Open Submissions - Eligible for the Industry Vote Award/Blackmagic Prize

The films submitted in this category (15 minutes in length or less) are eligible to win our Industry Vote Award. This 'Open Submissions' Category can utilize Blackmagic's extensive range of cameras, equipment or software but it is NOT a requirement for this section. These films will be selected by our jury.

This category includes a low/sliding scale submission fee.
|$5 BIPOC/Femme/Queer Filmmaker Submissions |
|$7 NYC Local Submissions |
|$10 Standard Submissions|

Fee Waiver Form HERE:
https://forms.gle/wBmEjDUrasum3Ar56

As of now we will be hosting virtually and the event will be free for all (suggested donation). We will be collecting donations throughout the entirety of our event and at the end of the festival 100% of collected donations will go to a local NYC initiative.

The event itself includes a live musical performance by an emerging NYC based artist, and a live award ceremony.

Prizes are Blackmagic Design products in both categories!

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MALARKEY
ma·lar·key /məˈlärkē/
noun: malarkey meaningless talk; nonsense.
Example: "That’s a bunch of malarkey!"

Why "Malarkey"?
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(We feel it’s important to note here that we are not endorsing Joe Biden).

The Malarkey Film Festival is a mostly-for-fun but serious-about-art screening event created with the intent to celebrate film, its makers and its community.

The Malarkey Film Festival is founded in an effort to take some of the hot air out of filmmaking by lowering the stakes, encouraging audience involvement, and maintaining a commitment to accessibility. We strive to present a structure that emphasizes the pleasure of creating, with the hope of alleviating the inhibiting fear of showing work.

How Does It Work?
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The Malarkey Film Festival embodies "malarkey" with brand new sets of guidelines for every festival!

That means sometimes guidelines are more specific or thematic, sometimes the guidelines will be wide open! If your film doesn't fit this time around, keep checking back for upcoming editions of the Malarkey Film Festival.

The Event:
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If selected, your film will be screened at the Malarkey Film Festival's screening event (virtual or in-person depending on COVID-19 CDC Guidelines). Each event has a screening, filmmaker meet & mingle, live music, and an award ceremony with prizes any cinephile will enjoy.

At the Malarkey Film Festival there is an AUDIENCE VOTE and an INDUSTRY VOTE.

|THIS SEASON OF MALARKEY IS SPONSORED BY BLACKMAGIC DESIGN|

The Event:
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All selected films will be screened either virtually or at the Malarkey Film Festival event at 3 Dollar Bill, an inclusive queer bar and art space in Bushwick, Brooklyn NY. [Depending on COVID-19 CDC Guidelines at time of the event].

The event is a raucous celebration of your films followed by live music from an emerging NYC based artist, and an award ceremony with cinema-centric prizes.

Malarkey Film Festival is based in New York City, on the stolen, ancestral land of the Munsee-Lenape tribe. Our screening event typically takes places in Bushwick, Brooklyn which is the stolen, ancestral land of the Canarsie and Munsee-Lenape tribes.

AUDIENCE VOTE WINNER
Immediately following the screening, the audience votes on their favorite film of the evening, and we present the winners with their awards that same night.

INDUSTRY VOTE WINNER
For each festival, we will be having a film industry judge watch all selected films, choose their favorite, and write feedback for their selected winner. This feedback will be a part of the prize given to the winner of this category.

Malarkey Film Festival does not offer monetary prizes at this time.

Meet & Mingle + Resource Net
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[In person or virtual, based on COVID-19 CDC Guidelines]
One of the benefits to The Malarkey Film Festival is the building of connections within New York City's film community and our international Malarkey Film Festival community. Prior to the screening itself, all selected filmmakers will be invited to a Meet & Mingle. Here, you can meet future collaborators and discuss your films over a glass of champagne. The Meet & Mingle is a space to get better acquainted with Malarkey's network of filmmakers.

Building community is important to us. We know that community itself is a fundamental and instrumental tool in pursuing work in the arts. Each festival includes a Resource Net, where selected filmmakers can share upcoming work, offer up their specialized skills, and find future collaborators.

Social Media & Web:
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All selected films and their respective filmmakers will be publicized and promoted on our website and social media.

Prizes
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MALARKEY X BLACKMAGIC DESIGN 2021

AUDIENCE VOTE AWARD:
All entries in the FREE Introductory Micro-Shorts Category are eligible for the Audience Vote Award. Winner of this category will receive a Blackmagic Design Prize.

INDUSTRY VOTE AWARD:
All entries in the Open Submission Category are eligible for the Industry Vote Award.
Winner of this category will receive a Blackmagic Design Prize + feedback on your film from our Industry Judge!

Guidelines:
We are proud to present our next edition of the Malarkey Film festival…

--- |MALARKEY X BLACKMAGIC DESIGN| ---

This is a 2 Part, 1 night event, with two categories for submission:

1. Malarkey X Blackmagic: Introductory Micro Shorts - Eligible for the Audience Vote Award/Blackmagic Prize

This will be the opening portion of our event; curated ‘Introductory Micro-Shorts’.

Guidelines for the intro shorts portion (eligible for the audience vote prize) require that the submitted short film be 5 minutes or less in length and utilize at least one aspect of Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve FREE software. Whether it be picture edit, audio edit, VFX or final deliverables. We will provide links to official Blackmagic Resolve tutorials to help aid first time Resolve users. We encourage anyone, new to the program or pro users to submit to this FREE, ultra accessible category of our event.

2. Malarkey X Blackmagic: Open Submissions - Eligible for the Industry Vote Award/Blackmagic Prize

The films submitted in this category (15 minutes in length or less) are eligible to win our Industry Vote Award. This 'Open Submissions' Category can utilize Blackmagic's extensive range of cameras, equipment or software but it is NOT a requirement for this section. These films will be selected by our jury.
Low/sliding scale submission fee for this category:
|$5 BIPOC/Femme/Queer Filmmaker Submissions |
|$7 NYC Local Submissions |
|$10 Standard Submissions|


As of now we will be hosting virtually and the event will be free for all (suggested donation). We will be collecting donations throughout the entirety of our event and at the end of the festival 100% of collected donations will go to a local NYC initiative.

The event itself includes a live musical performance by an emerging NYC based artist, and a live award ceremony.

SUBMISSION FEE WAIVER REQUESTS:
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If filmmakers are in a position where it is not financially feasible to submit, they can submit a fee waiver request form. We are aware that each artist’s needs differ, and ask that filmmakers use their best judgement in determining whether to submit an application.

Fee Waiver Form HERE:
https://forms.gle/wBmEjDUrasum3Ar56

Submission Period:
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Submissions open April 1st 2021 at 12:01am EST and close April 30th 2021 at 11:59pm EST. Entries must be received by the end of the submission period to be eligible.

General Rules & FAQ:
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1. SUBJECT
We understand the importance of free expression, and censorship is never our
intention. We understand the nuances of parody, irony and humor. However, we have
no tolerance for racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, classist or ableist messages that make light, mockery of, or are not meant to further discourse around these issues.

2. ELIGIBILITY
Come one, come all! Please note, we do prioritize local/NYC based filmmakers.

3. QUALITY
WE VALUE PRODUCTION OVER PRODUCTION VALUE! We can only use what is available to us, and sometimes that’s a RED camera and sometimes that’s an iPhone. We want to see what you’ve made happen with what you have available in your practice. That said, please learn to export your film properly; intention is key. If your film is not intended to be a work of glitch art then there shouldn’t be glitches.

4. FORMAT
All entrees must be submitted in a .mov or .mp4 file format and 1080p resolution.

5. COMMUNICATION
If your film is selected, we will be notifying you via email. We will be communicating primarily via email leading up to the event, and it is imperative that you are responsive throughout the process.

For any questions or concerns regarding the submissions process feel free to email us at malarkeyfilmfest@gmail.com.

PLEASE NOTE: (1) By submitting work to the Malarkey Film Festival, the entrant thereby declares that the work submitted is their own and does not unlawfully include or infringe on any existing copyrighted material. The festival entrant must assume all responsibility for producing and presenting an original piece of work; the Malarkey Film Festival and its organizers hold no responsibility for broadcasting or displaying any copyrighted audio or video illegitimately.
(2) By submitting work to the festival, the entrant thereby grants the Malarkey Film Festival and its organizers unlimited rights to use, distribute, modify and display the work publicly for promotional and commercial purposes. These rights exist both physically and digitally, including use on social media and the Malarkey Film Festival website, without need of notice or approval, unless otherwise agreed.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Autumn Palen

    A kind, supportive, and enjoyably offbeat festival. Lovely programmers and fantastic fellow filmmakers. Couldn't have asked for a better virtual venue for my short!

    July 2020
  • Claudia Ruiz

    Fantastik film festival! necessary film festival! I hope stay another year!

    July 2020