Syndicated Bar Theater Kitchen, located in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, specializes in recently released experimental, foreign, and indie art-house film and well as varied repertory runs, and has become an important hub in the independent filmmaking scene.
In an effort to support young filmmakers and grant short films a larger audience, Syndicated is looking for quality short films to be programmed as a part of its regular schedule and for consideration in its yearly festival, taking place on the weekend of January 24th-26th.
All selected films will be shown in a year's end program of shorts and compete for the following awards. Specific prizes to be determined.
Films with a duration of 5 minutes or less will be considered for screenings prior to Syndicated's regular feature film programming. Accepted shorts of this duration will be screened a minimum of nine (9) times at Syndicated during a single four-month period, as well as during our yearly festival in January.
Films under 40 minutes in duration are eligible for the yearly festival screenings, which will take place the weekend of Jan 24th-26th.
To be considered for screening as a part of Syndicated Shorts, all submissions must meet the following criteria:
Must be of high quality
Must be original content
Must not be or contain advertisements
The filmmaker/film submitter agrees that:
If their film is selected, an exhibition-quality digital file (in an agreed upon file format) is required to arrive at Syndicated at least two weeks in advance of project cycle start date or festival date.
Any non-English language films must have onscreen English subtitles.
All insurance costs covering shipping of film exhibition copy to and from Syndicated are the responsibility of the filmmaker/film submitter.
All shipping costs covering shipping of the film exhibition copy to Syndicated are the responsibility of the filmmaker/film submitter.
Films submitted for consideration must have previously obtained all legal copyright clearances, licenses, and permissions for materials contained within the films (picture and audio). By submitting a film to the project, the submitter certifies that they are the copyright owner of the film or are authorized by the copyright owner to submit the film and that it has been legally cleared for public exhibition.
Film submitter agrees to grant Syndicated Bar Theater Kitchen the right to exhibit the film at Syndicated in a year-end festival competition format as well as the right to exhibit the film prior its regular programmed feature-length films. Film submitter agrees to grant Syndicated use of up to thirty (30) seconds of footage excerpted from the film and all submitted press kit materials in advertising and promotions.
If a legal claim arises in connection with the submitted film, the filmmaker/person/company submitting the film for entry agrees to bear all costs incurred by Syndicated Bar Theater Kitchen in defense of the claim, including full payment of all damages, due royalties, and reimbursement of all incurred attorney fees and travel fees.
Submission to the project is a Declaration of Ownership of copyright of the film by the owner or authorized representative of owner.
By entering a film submission, you are indicating that you understand, comply with, and agree to the project's General Rules, Terms, and Conditions and the submissions, eligibility, and exhibition copies' requirements.