The NAFCo Rock N' Reel Summer 2023 Film Festival Series is a large farm venue with live music and vendors and activities at our in person venue, Fernwood Farmstead in Brockway Pennsylvania, USA. We are looking for short films of all genres from 1 second to 45 minutes in length. We are interested in quality films whether they have been made by a veteran filmmaker who has been in the industry for sixty years, or by a new filmmaker. We want to celebrate the diversity of film and filmmakers from around the world and welcome submissions from any nation.

The Dates for our festivals this summer are

7/15/23
8/19/23

We will be sourcing 90 minutes worth of quality short films for both of these event dates through this submission call. There will be a concert on stage before sundown and the stage converts to an outdoor theater where we project the films on a screen after sundown on those dates.

NAFCo is an acronym for the Northern Appalachian Film Collective. We are 501c3 non-profit corporation based in DuBois, PA dedicated to promoting filmmaking and the arts in the Northern Appalachian Region. We have been successfully holding film festivals for six years at various venues in the region. The mission of our festival is to bring the voices and films of new and established filmmakers to rural Western Pennsylvania, and to support filmmakers around the world by showcasing their films.

Some of our past winners can be seen in our images holding their custom award. We strive to mail the awards

All films selected are eligible for awards. The following awards will be granted for outstanding achievement. Major award winners will receive a trophy and all winners will receive a digital Certificate in addition to Festival Laurels.

Everyone whose film is accepted for the festival will be given a one year membership in NAFCo which includes our quarterly newsletter and other benefits that can be seen at https://nafco.org

PHYSICAL FILM COMPETITION AWARDS:

Awards:

Best Picture
Best Regional Picture

DISCLAIMER: The personal views of judges affiliated with the NAFCo Film Festival Series do not reflect the view of the festival itself, and in no way are those outside views, posted, written, or spoken, the responsibility of the NAFCo Film Festival.

1. Non-English Language Films must be subtitled in English for exhibition at the NAFCo Film Festival.
2. All entries that are selected into the NAFCo Festival grant NAFCo the right to use any footage from the screener and all submitted publicity photos, key art, and any other materials sent to us pertaining to this entry for NAFCo’s promotional purposes, without limitations.
3. Filmmakers retain all rights to their films.
4. If any aspect of the NAFCo festival is not capable of running as planned because of any cause beyond our control, we may in our sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition. Submission fees would be refunded if the competition is cancelled.
5. Submission to the festival is in no way a guarantee of acceptance or nomination into the festival. No one from NAFCo or its sponsors has guaranteed admission into the festival.
6. Adult only scenes are not acceptable.
7. Films must be completed before submitting. No "works in progress" accepted.
8. Online screeners are accepted for submission, but are not exclusive. If submitting an online screener that is password protected, please include password with submission.
9. No premiere status is needed, but it is encouraged.
10. If accepted, all screening films must be available via digital copy.
11. The festival does not pay screening fees.
12. The festival does not pay for travel expenses to attend the festival for any of the filmmakers participating.
13. Please submit in the appropriate category in the submission form.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The NAFCo Film Festival 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 NAFCo Film Festival Series reserves the right to refuse entries. The individuals and corporations who submit shall indemnify and hold harmless the NAFCo Film Festival 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.

Overall Rating
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  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" into your festival!

    August 2023
  • NAFCo was such a great festival! Thank you for selecting our film "A Little Glass of Rum" to represent Pennsylvania filmmaking!

    August 2023
  • Marcos Altuve

    It is a good Film Festival

    May 2021
  • mohammad hassan arjmandi

    thanks you
    it is very well

    March 2021
  • Communication with the festival was great. We were happy to have two of our short films including in the program. Thank you for the selections.

    March 2021