ABOUT THE NYPSFF
The first ever NY Portuguese Short Film Festival (NYPSFF), produced by the Arte Institute, premiered in New York and simultaneously in Lisbon on June 2011. It was the first time that a short film festival involving Portuguese cinema and connecting two cities, New York and Lisbon, at the same time, ever happened in the United States. After the broad acceptance from the American public to the festival, Arte Institute has taken NYPSFF to all over the world largely amplifying the universe Portuguese cinema viewers.
The 14th edition of the festival will have its premiere in New York at Lincoln Center on June 2024.
The mission of the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival is to bring Portuguese culture to the big screen and showcase films with a unique Portuguese perspective. The NYPSFF offers a contemporary Portugal full of ideas and spirit while bridging audiences with different cultural background.
The objective of the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival is to promote contemporary Portuguese cinema produced in Portugal and abroad. All short films presented at the NYPSFF are written and directed by Portuguese. By screening the work at the Festival, Arte Institute further develops opportunities for Portuguese filmmakers and the interest for their projects at a national and international level.
ABOUT THE ARTE INSTITUTE
Founded on April 11, 2011 the Arte Institute is a non-profit organization that promotes culture and showcases art from Portugal. It is a space that offers a creative environment for Portuguese artists in the field of art, literature, music, dance and film.
The Arte Institute provides a space for inter-cultural inspiration and is a catalyst for an innovative artistic dialogue between the many communities in New York and the Portuguese artists. This environment fosters a unique exchange between traditional and non-traditional views of how art can bridge audiences with different cultural background.
"NY Portuguese Short Film Festival by Arte Institute - a window for Portuguese cinema to the world"
The short films will be subject to a judging panel, composed by industry professionals.
The judging panel will be responsible for the selection of short films. Based on this selection, Arte Institute will organize the NYPSFF 2024 program.
After the festival premiere in New York at Lincoln Center on June 2024, the NYPSFF will screen the festival's Official Selection in several cities worldwide.
WHO CAN APPLY?
1. Individuals residing in Portugal or abroad who are of Portuguese nationality.
2. Portuguese production companies with Portuguese short films directed by Portuguese citizens.
3. Portuguese educational institutions in conjunction with their Portuguese students.
The responsible person for the film submission must have had a main role in its production.
SUBMISSION ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA
1. The film running time should not exceed 18 minutes, and must have been produced in 2020, 2021, 2022 or 2023.
2. Films in any language will be accepted, given that proper subtitles in English and/or Portuguese are made available.
3. All genres, theme and styles will be accepted.
4. More than one film may be submitted by the same applicant.
SUBMISSION PROCESS / DEADLINES
The submission period will run from November 15, 2022 to March 5, 2023.
Applications received between November 15, 2022 and December 22, 2023: 15 Euros
Applications received between December 23, 2023 and January 20, 2024: 20 Euros
Applications received between January 21 and March 5, 2024: 25 Euros
The applicant must submit a completed entry form at FilmFreeway and provide a private link with password to the short film for online viewing.
Please note that the submission process is not complete until the NYPSFF’s organization has received the film.
Students and NYPSFF 2023 participants are exempt from payment of the submission fee (students must send a copy of their student card or a letter from their school).
There will be no refunds for non selected films.
WHEN AND HOW WILL APPLICANTS KNOW IF THEIR FILM WAS SELECTED?
All applicants who have successfully completed the submission process will be informed about the status of their application via e-mail in April, 2024.
HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
For more information please contact the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival organization by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by whatsapp at +1 6463736923, or visit http://nypsff.arteinstitute.org/.