Mount Vernon Film Festival (MTVFF) is a showcase of extraordinary films from emerging and aspiring artists, filmmakers, and directors that integrate different media formats to produce quality films. The 4 day film festival is designed to highlight Mount Vernon’s rich historic and diverse culture while celebrating the giants like Michael O’Keefe, Phylicia Rashad and Denzel Washington that were born of this great city. Our goal is to link the past and the present–introducing and re-introducing films from both emerging, independent and established filmmakers. In addition, there will be a series of workshops and panel discussions designed to empower the people. We also have a special category for filmmakers (youth & adults) who currently live or have lived in Mount Vernon.
We are looking featured films, shorts, narratives, and documentaries in all categories.
This event is open to everyone. All Westchester Community College/SUNNY and Mount Vernon School Students can submit Free

Awards & Prizes

A unique custom-designed Award will be presented to the winner in each category at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony. (i.e. BEST Film, Best Documentary etc. In addition a
SPECIAL Mount Vernon Young Filmmakers Award including award for native Mount Vernians. Distribution and cash prizes. Best Actor, Supporting Actor, Best Short,etc.

Rules & Terms

The Mount Vernon Film Festival accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of entries during shipment to our festival.

If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email. After acceptance, the presentational format must be received prior to September 17, 2015.

Film Festival entries must be submitted on NTSC DVD.
Foreign films must be dubbed in English or presented in their original language with English language subtitles. In addition to your entry, please enclose film synopsis, film stills, press release, etc. any press kits, reviews, or publicity materials if available.

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST:
[ ] ENTRY FEE (see information above) *we do not give fee waivers.
[ ] *Two DVD (Region 1) Preview Copy of film
[ ] High Resolution digital images from the film
[ ] Synopsis (Under 100 Words) [ ] Complete / Cast / Credit List
[ ] Disc with trailer and/or link to online trailer: Trailer URL: _____________
[ ] Completed & Signed Entry Form
[ ] Filmmaker Bio
*Please send COPIES ONLY. Make sure you preview your film. We will only consider films submitted in the correct format.

Agreements
Submission of your work confirms that the Mt Vernon Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize any film including promotional stills and information submitted and accepted during the Festival and/or at any other Festival event for promotional purposes in Mount Vernon Film Festival 2015. 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 for participation in Mount Vernon Film Festival. The individual or corporation warrant the submission of work and there are no disputes regarding the ownership of the submission and this film is not subject to any litigation nor is any litigation threatened. The individual or corporation also warrant the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead and will indemnify and hold harmless Mount Vernon Film Festival, The City of Mount Vernon, its directors, management, staff, and sponsors, and defend them against all claims, demands, losses damages, judgments, liabilities and expenses (including attorney's fees) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos screened or entered arising out of MTVFF’s exhibition and promotion of said film- should such film be programmed as part of the 2015 Mount Vernon Film Festival.
FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF SUBMISSION RULES |& ENTRY INFO go to www.mountvernonfilmfestival.com