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New to the independent scene comes the New Jersey Short Film Festival & Awards (NJSFA) created by independent artist, producer, editor-n-chief, and author Carona Davis-Diop of Hunterdon County NJ. In seeing that local and distant independent artist weren't being recognized enough, Carona set out to build multiple platforms for Indie Artists striving to build and showcase their work to the world. Within these multiple platforms are SplitScreen Magazine & Vlog, Diop Productions (Film), Diop Publishing, Diop Productions Art & Anime and much more.
A trophy and certificate will be given to the winner of each category (special mentions will receive a certificate) . Out of each category 1 filmmaker will be chosen to compete for "Indie Filmmaker of the Year" at our first annual film festival in April (Venue TBA). Winners will be featured on the festival's IG, FB and Twitter pages.
Each chosen winner will receive:
- Feature in SPLIT/SCREEN Magazine
- Vlog interview with Diop Production's Carona Davis-Diop.
- Featured on Diop Production's website and social media.
1st Annual New Jersey Short Film Festival & Awards Film
DEADLINE TO ENTER: May 5, 2023, 5:00pm EST.
* FILM DURATION MUST BE 10 MINUTES OR LESS.
* Film must not contain any nudity or any content that would give the film an R-rating * * * * Film MUST have original or royalty free music that you have obtained permission to use
*Film content must be original (no adaptations)
*Film may be in any genre: animation, documentary, comedy, drama, music video, etc.
You may submit more than one film to the festival
There is a $25.00 entry fee, per film
THE LAST DAY YOUR FILM WILL BE ACCEPTED IS June 25, 2023 at 5:00PM EST.
You will be notified via email the month of December 2022
Filmmakers that are finalists receive one complimentary ticket to the Annual Event in
August 2023. (Venue TBA)
A panel of experienced industry judges will review the films, and the top selections will be shown at the festival on August 12, 2023 at 7pm
The audience will score each film from 1-10, and the top three (first, second, and third place) will be announced live at the event, and will receive a trophy/plaque and certificate.
Filmmakers need not be present to win but attendance is preferred.
There are no refunds on entry fees if your film is disqualified, or not selected as a finalist/winner