We truly are a destination festival. This will be the second year for a pre festival canal cruise for attending filmmakers, So RSVP ASAP..space is limited! Opening night reception at the Rialto with Kurdish film Girls of the Sun as well as more featured Kurdish cinema. The annual Saturday Night Special Event at the famous EYE Film Museum and Closing Night Rooftop Party at Floor 17 with Stephen Trask attending our finale..Hedwig and the Angry Inch!
We will have two amazing panels. The first is centered around our special theme of this year: "Constructed Identities"...this can be gender/online identities/cyborg/ and more! Be sure to submit your film if it addresses this topic!
Last year, The Disunited States of America was a huge success with 9 venues and over 200 films in the "Venice of the North"! 2019's Country of focus will be Kurdistan...a territory that is not official recognized as its own sovereign nation, however, should be....with special guests to help contextualize Kurdish filmic culture.
Again, films all over the globe including all genres are welcome here. we love great stories, powerful character development and innovative filming. We love filmmakers to participate and be in the mix as we are truly the filmmakers' festival! wonderful social networking events, parties and trailblazing cinema as well as retrospectives and historical contextualization!
Best Short Documentary
Best Feature-Length Documentary
Please read the description of our festival before submitting.
By submitting your film you understand and agree that the festival may use any portions of your of film, to be determined at the festival's discretion, not to exceed 5 minutes in length, for any marketing activities to promote the festival and your screening. Use of film content may include, but is not limited to, playback over Access non-profit community TV channels, printed marketing pieces, commercial advertisements and Internet distribution.
We also require all non- English speaking films to have subtitles please.
We do not pay screening fees for submitted films.
You understand that should your film be accepted, you will be notified and asked to provide the final screening copy. You understand that unless otherwise arranged, final screening copies on acceptable formats will be due no later than August 1 2019. If we have not received your digital file by then, you WILL be dropped from the festival line-up.