Founded in 2015, The ICP Ent. Short Film Series is a preferred curated series that exhibits independent short films in the heart of midtown manhattan in a melting pot of creative and artistic culture and diversity. Our competition, now in its 3rd year attracts submissions from both local U.S. and international filmmakers, industry leaders and seasoned professionals in a 1 day series screening of 5 short films in the following categories: Best Web Series, Comedy, Drama, Animation and Horror film.
Filmmakers will have an opportunity screen their shorts and all 5 selected winners will also receive additional promotion, marketing and advertising perks that will help bring even more attention and buzz to their shorts, so they can continue to grow the films social media presence and increase their following.
Our 3rd ANNUAL 2017 SHORT FILM SERIES is a Red Carpet affair that will take place on:
Friday, November 10, 2017. 6:00pm - 10:00pm
@ the famed PRODUCERS CLUB THEATER
358 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Short Film Series founder Richard Olivier Jr. & co founder Veena Kondapalli know first hand that buzz and a following behind a film project plays a major role in its ultimate success...
After achieving (with the help of 165 PLUS Backers) the success of not one but two Kickstarter crowd funding campaigns for 13.5k that helped launch and produce 5 SEASONS and 25 PLUS Episodes of their NYC Grassroots sketch comedy web series entitled: The Rhyme Impersonator Show featured on their YOU-TUBE Partner Channel @ www,youtube.com/therhymeimpersonator (SUBSCRIBE TODAY!)
They both know that mere talent and creativity is only a small factor in making a short, feature film or TV sketch comedy or Web Series project successful...
The underlining factor is "BUZZ", and they are proud to be in a position to provide budding filmmakers with this service through the ICP Ent. Short Film Series platform.
This year we have added a BEST WEB SERIES category to the series.
Some of our distinguished judges include the following:
“Neelkanti Patekar”. (Bollywood celebrity actress, producer and wife of the legendary Bollywood Actor: Nana Patekar) known for films such as Struggle, Journey of Life...(2010), Beginning of End (2010) and Atmavishwas (1989).
A Hollywood and International Indian Actor who works regularly in Indian Films (Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Sanskrit). Roger is regularly seen on American TV Shows, working in a broad range of genre and mediums.
Roger has completed several Films slated for release in 2016 and 2017, and is attached to numerous Feature Film Projects in Hollywood and in India in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam. Roger played the Male Lead in the Blockbuster Film U-Turn which had its World Premiere at the New York Indian Film Festival.
Roger is very good friends with series founder Richard Olivier Jr. (Web: http://bit.ly/2fpaRzQ) he may also star in the producers very 1st up and coming Romantic Comedy Feature Film! More details to come...... For more info on Roger visit his website at: http://www.Roger-Narayan.com
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And what would a Short Film Series be without a HOT AFTER PARTY!
YES SELECTED WINNERS OF OUR SERIES WILL ALL PARTY LIKE ROCKSTARS! @ the famed Gansevoort Hotel Rooftop! http://www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com
In our exclusive VIP Bottle Service section.
Of all the yearly festivals to explore "ICP ENT. SHORT FILM SERIES" is truly one not to be missed....
Best. Richard Olivier Jr.
(Series Founder, Celebrity Host, CEO of ICP Ent.
& Executive Producer & Director of The Rhyme Impersonator Show!.
Awards & Prizes
Screening and Award Ceremony Night selected filmmakers will also receive a plaque to forever commemorate their work, as an -OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE ICP ENT. SHORT FILM SERIES - 2017
Selected WINNERS will also receive an exclusive interview on The Rhyme Impersonator Show ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SERIES! Which airs (MONDAYS 2:00pm EST.) on their YOU-TUBE Partner Channel @ www,youtube.com/therhymeimpersonator
Professional Photos of their star studded night!
Additional promotion, marketing and advertising exposure around all of the selected short films!
WE WISH ALL OF YOU TALENTED AND BUDDING FILMMAKERS ACROSS THE GLOBE THE BEST OF LUCK! WE LOOK FORWARD TO VIEWING YOUR FILMS....
Rules & Terms
In the ICP Ent. Short Film Series filmmakers will pay a SUBMISSION fee and submit their short film(s) via FilmFreeway for review and consideration. The shorts will then be reviewed by a select panel of judges and only 1 Short Film in the 5 categories of Best Web Series, Comedy, Drama, Animation, & Horror film will be selected to screen in our Short Film Series.
1) All films must have been completed not earlier than January 1, 2012.
Length of short film: 5-30 minutes.
2) Films must be in English or have English subtitles
3) Film can be submitted FilmFreeway.
4) ICP Entertainment Short film Series, does not require World Premiere, but appreciates if you notify us if you are either a World Premiere, International Premiere (your first premiere outside your country of origin), North American Premiere or New York Premiere.
5) Entry fees are in U.S. dollars, per film entry and are non-refundable.
6) Submitting filmmakers/individuals will be notified by e-mail on or before Oct 15, 2016.
7) Regarding shipping to ICP Entertainment Film Series, the submitting filmmaker will be responsible for the mailing/shipping cost of the work, both for the submitted cut for consideration screeners, and final screener copy for screening at the film festival.
8) All submitted entry materials will not be returned.
10) A filmmaker with multiple entries (titles) must submit each entry and entry fee separately.
11) The ICP Ent. Short Film Series reserves the right to remove a film from the festival program for any reason or for no reason and shall not be liable for any refund or claims of any kind arising out of such removal.
ICP Entertainment Short film Series is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless ICP Entertainment Short film Series from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
For any additional information concerning submissions, contact us at email@example.com
ICP Ent Short Film Series is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Winter Film Awards from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. For any additional information concerning submissions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org