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2007 New York Underground Film Festival: Call For Entries

By Mike Everleth ⋅ November 20, 2006

The granddaddy of them all, the New York Underground Film Festival, is now accepting entries for 2007, its 14th edition. Here are the deadlines, folks. Read ’em, memorize ’em, live by ’em:

Early Deadline:
Dec. 1 (fee $30)

Regular Deadline:
Dec. 15 (fee $35)

Late Deadline:
Jan. 1 (fee $40)

Extended Deadline:
Jan. 15 (fee $45)

There are two ways to enter, either on the official NYUFF site (visit the homepage and download the submissions .pdf) or through Withoutabox.com. Entries are accepted either on DVD or 1/2″ videocassette. But if you submit via DVD, don’t put a label on it. (As I just found out today myself, some DVD players won’t play writable discs that have labels on them. Who knew?) And you also need to submit an artist’s statement.

As always, NYUFF accepts films in the categories of Documentary, Narrative, Experimental and Animation, and any combination thereof. I don’t see a mission statement, but here’s a little of what NYUFF says about itself:

Now in its 14th year, the New York Underground Film Festival is the first of the “undergrounds.” While our programming tends to gravitate toward contemporary experimental and documentary works, the forefront of all genre and form are highlighted. We love Anthology Film Archives and New York City, and are proud to call them both home.

Directors this year are Mo Johnston (Festival) and Kevin McGarry (Programming) again. The festival will run March 28-April 1, 2007 at the Anthology Film Archives, quite possibly one of the coolest places on the planet.