Few words have as much confused resonance as "love." Translatable across the many languages and cultures of humanity, its pursuit is ubiquitous and often considered among our most noble endeavors. And yet the drives, dynamics, and textures of this heralded emotion are far from straightforward.
Secrets of the Heart is an opportunity to show an original short (1-20 minutes) about one of the more beguiling aspects of the human condition (love) in front of an audience in New York City, where the Secrets series of film festivals has found a niche among informed cinephiles for over a decade.
Secrets Film Festivals do not offer awards or prizes.
Secrets of the Heart will premiere at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn. Before covid and the lockdowns, we would take the film programs to other locations as well, but we are only now re-establishing the underground cinema supply chain.
In addition to our longstanding relationship with Film Noir Cinema, previous festivals have also screened at: The Berkeley Video and Film Festival;The Gene Frankel Theater in Manhattan; The 21C Museum-Hotel in Lexington (KY): The Reverb in Baltimore; HOWL! Gallery in Manhattan; Tron Page in Manhattan; The Ark Theater in North Hollywood (LA); The Sunview Luncheonette in Brooklyn; The Norwood Club in Manhattan; and The Lookout in Washington, DC.
Secret s of the Heart is seeking original short films (less than 20 minutes) of any genre (narrative, documentary, experimental, music video, animation) shot anytime and anywhere that are about LOVE.
WE WILL SCREEN NEW AND OLD FILMS!
1. submit your film via streaming (vimeo, etc).
2. films must be password protected and otherwise unavailable on the internet.
3. you must hold all rights to the film.
4. we keep all copies of films password protected and shown only at screenings of Secret Treaties.
5. Entry fees are non-refundable.
6. films can be made by anyone, anywhere, new or old.