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————————————————————————————————————————-—-The Northeast Mountain Film Festival originated in a small historic town Dillard, GA nestled in Blueridge mountains with spectacular natural views and sceneries. The first year was celebrated in 2019. It was a very intimate environment where film-makers came over from different countries to celebrate the festivity of films and screenplays. We believe in simplicity and making the right connections to grow together in the long run with the film and scriptwriters and that is why those connections are very important.

We are now accepting films, scripts, and screenplays for the season of 2021. Each year, we are committed to celebrate and experience the era of Films and Cinema with highly accomplished professionals from all hooks and corners of the world. Our festival provides a platform for the most promising independent films and screenplays. The festival aims to promote exchange between emerging directors, new and established film workers, the global film industry and the community. Whether it's a major production from a professional company, a student film, or a micro-budget labor of love, the Festival is always looking for newer opportunities for giving each film due consideration and applause it deserves.

In the past, the festival had received over 500 films from 40 countries, and, after weeks of reviewing and judging by various film fraternities within and out of the US, only the extra-ordinary 50 films including short, feature, and documentaries in different genres such drama, thriller, social awakening in its first year.

Greetings and thank you so much for your patience in awaiting information on the 2021 Northeast Mountain Film Festival! We hope you and your families are making it through this challenging time successfully.

Our good news! We are happy to announce that we believe we can safely meet in somewhat limited numbers this year at a wonderful venue and hope you will join us!!

When: May 20- May 22, 2022

Where: Just over the northeast border of Georgia in western North Carolina at The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center, 3872 Dillard Road, Highlands, NC. The Mountain is located about 1 1/2 hours southwest of Asheville, NC, 2 hours west of Greenville, SC, and 2 hours north of Atlanta, GA (all airport cities.)

For more details, please email us at northeastfilmfestival@gmail.com

You must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material, and other requirements.

1. All non-English speaking films must be presented in their original version with English subtitles. All subtitling expenses are to be met by the film’s producer.

2. Short Film Entries should not exceed 30 minutes in duration excluding titles provided the titles don’t last for more than 2 extra minutes.

3.Feature films are 40 minutes in length or longer. Short films are under 40 minutes in length.

4. Films previously entered and screened at our festival are not eligible for re-entry in subsequent years.

5. All submissions are screened and evaluated by the NMFF Preview and Selection Committees, appointed by the festival steering committee. Their reports are final and confidential. All films received, which meet our criteria, will be screened at the festival in our Distributed Cinemas.

6. In the event of a film being withdrawn, NMFF will not be liable to refund the fee or return the materials entered.

7. NMFF will attempt to resolve any technical matter related to the submission. For more information and queries, contact us.

8. One entry fee per category. The same film can be entered into one or more categories, but each category requires an entry fee.

9. Student Filmmakers are encouraged to apply with their student identity to prevail in occasional discounts.

10.Entries must be submitted for pre-screening through FilmFreeWay.com. If you use a secured link, you are REQUIRED to keep us updated with passwords or your film may be rejected.

12.Works in progress are accepted but are not encouraged. We cannot promise that we will be able to watch re-edited submissions. Please only submit works in progress if submitting close to the final deadline.

13.You may submit multiple entries but must fill out a separate entry form and pay an entry fee for each.

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  • Matt Townsend

    Not a single bit of communication except from Filmfreeway saying selected. Website not working. Don't know anything since

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Matt, Thank you very much for your review. We were not able to run financially since last year due to Covid Hit. Our website was broken and email as well. Your film has been finalized and will be screened in our annual event for next year. Please email us at northeastmountain@gmail.com. Sorry for any inconvenience caused!

  • Confusing situation. I received a notification for being an official selection. Then nothing else. Their website is broken. If you try emailing them it gets bounced back. So, not sure what to make of that. All a bit baffling.

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Jeremy, Thank you very much for your review. We were not able to run financially since last year due to Covid Hit. Our website was broken and email as well. Your film has been finalized and will be screened in our annual event for next year. Please email us at northeastmountain@gmail.com. Sorry for any inconvenience caused!

  • We are very happy to have been in the official selection in your festival with our film Mambo Man, we greatly appreciate the decision of the jury. Thank you very much, continue the successes of the festival.
    Edesio Alejandro co-⁠⁠⁠director of Mambo Man
    Academy Member of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences USA & Spain
    Latin Grammy & Grammy Academy Member
    2020 National Music Award of Cuba
    Doctor Honoris Causa.
    edesio@cubarte.cult.cu
    cell cuba 5352633210

    September 2021
  • Fantastic festival we are thankful that our two projects "Braaking Newz" and "Comedy Sketches" have been selected in the competition. I hope that they include us in the program.

    Thanks you, again.

    KnVideoStudio

    September 2021
  • Stephen Newton

    This festival has been postponed and so far, there has been no date announced for the event.
    Update: A date has been scheduled as of 10-4-21, but NO FILMS WILL BE SCREENED UNLESS THE FILMMAKER(S) ATTEND THE FESTIVAL. This really sounds more like a scam than a legitimate festival,

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Stephen, Thank you very much for your review. We were not able to run financially since last year due to Covid Hit. Our website was broken and email as well. We already communicated you via email and careful consideration of your situation. We further changed our dates to accommodate multiple requests from various film-makers not able to attend in November this year. We also processed your refund. Your film has been finalized and will be screened in our annual event for next year. Please email us at northeastmountain@gmail.com. Sorry for any inconvenience caused!