Filmmakers! Nitehawk Shorts Fest Submissions Now Open


Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema has grown beautifully since its opening in 2011, becoming a warm haven for lovers of all types films, as well as admirers of eating and drinking well while watching them. Their programming runs the gamut from current indie favorites to the strange and artful to really exciting genre repertory work. Now in its second year, the theater’s upcoming Nitehawk Shorts Fest is expanding a bit and aims to truly reflect the variety of work it and its programmers are interested in, while spotlighting one of the most thrilling aspects of film festival: short films! One such addition is that of a midnite section. I’m pleased to be a part of the festival as a programmer (and especially that midnite area) and even more pleased to announce submissions have opened and we’re looking for great work.

The 2014 Nitehawk Shorts Festival will take place November 19-23, 2014. Below, find the full info on the fest, as well as submission deadlines. To download the forms, head right here. We look forward to seeing what madness you send our way!

Nitehawk Cinema is excited to present the second annual Nitehawk Shorts Festival November 19 – November 23, 2014. The five days of programming will feature short films under twenty-minutes in opening night, weekend matinee, and midnite screenings along with a special presentation of works by Aldo Tambellini. Nitehawk will also be hosting an opening party, filmmaker gathering, and closing party in our downstairs bar.

We accept submissions of short films under twenty minutes in all forms (animation, documentary, narrative, non-narrative) by local, national, and international filmmakers in our two categories: General Festival Screening and Midnite Festival Screening.

EARLY SUBMISSION ($10): July 1, 2014 by 6pm EST
OFFICIAL SUBMISSION ($20): August 1, 2014 by 6pm EST
LATE SUBMISSION ($40): August 15, 2014 by 6pm EST

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