SUBMIT YOUR FILM TO ROOFTOP FILMS

We are now accepting submissions for the 2013 Rooftop Films Summer Series.

All submissions not made through Without A Box must include our submission form or you can submit via Without A Box. If you are submitting via Without A Box, please DO NOT include a submission form.

To thank you for submitting, every filmmaker who submits a film will receive TWO free tickets to the 2013 Rooftop Films Summer Series (a $24 value).

Deadlines
Earlybird: $13, postmarked by December 5, 2013 
Regular: $18 ($13 via WAB), postmarked by January 15, 2014 
Late: $23 ($18 via WAB), postmarked by February 15, 2014 
Without A Box Extended: $21, March 1, 2014* 
*Without A Box members only.



All submissions not made through Without A Box must include our SUBMISSION FORM.

I. Eligibility
• Rooftop Films accepts submissions of any length.

• Submissions can be of any genre or category.

• Submissions must be in English or have English subtitles and there must be a preview AND screening copy available in English or with English subtitles, excepting music videos and films without dialogue.

• If your film is accepted, Rooftop generally screens off of Mini DV but we can often assist filmmakers in making transfers from other types of masters if necessary.

II. Deadlines, Fees and Notification

All filmmakers who submit a film to Rooftop will receive TWO free passes to any single regularly priced ($13) Rooftop Films show. We couldn't have our festival without filmmakers, and even though we can't show all of your films, we hope you can participate in the festival even if your film isn't accepted. The tickets are transferable (in case you don't live in New York).

• To ensure that your film will be considered for the 2014 Summer Series your film must be postmarked on or before the applicable deadline. All films received late WILL be considered for the 2014 Summer Series. All on-time submissions for 2014 will be notified of their status in Spring of 2014 (all fees are in U.S. dollars ONLY, foreign currency cannot be accepted):

Deadlines
Earlybird: $13, postmarked by December 5, 2013 
Regular: $18 ($13 via WAB), postmarked by January 15, 2014
Late: $23 ($18 via WAB), postmarked by February 15, 2014
Without A Box Extended: $20, March 1, 2014* 
*Without A Box members only.

• You can apply for a fee or deadline waiver at any time by emailing Rooftop Films Program Director Dan Nuxoll at dan * at * rooftopfilms * dot * com.

• The recommended submission fee can be paid via cash, money order, a check made out to Rooftop Films, or online via Without A Box.

• The submission fee need only be paid once per filmmaker or curator. You may submit as many films as you like without paying an additional fee. 

• No films will be turned away due to lack of funds. 

• All submission fees must be paid in U.S. currency. If you are submitting a film from outside the U.S., please pay with a credit card online or with a U.S. money order to avoid the conversion costs.

• Rooftop Films also accepts submissions of fully curated programs and works with other organizations to co-curate a program of films. If you would like to submit a curated program you need only pay one single submission fee.

• All filmmakers will receive notification, whether or not their film is chosen to screen as part of the summer series. Notifications will be sent out on or before June 1st. Please DO NOT contact us to find out whether or not your film has been received. We do not have a large enough staff to respond to such inquiries.

III. Previews & Entry Form
• Rooftop accepts submissions on NTSC or PAL DVD (any region) or you can provide a link to an online screener. 

• All submissions not made through Without A Box must include our SUBMISSION FORM.

• Feel free to send along any additional press material, cast and crew bios or any other information about your film. We will say, however, that it will most likely NOT influence our selections in any way.

• Preview DVDs WILL NOT BE RETURNED. Please DO NOT send a self-addressed stamped envelope. DO NOT send a master tape as a preview copy. 

• If your film is accepted, we will get a master tape from you, and will mail back masters at our expense.

• Please write or print your name, email, phone number, and the name of the film directly on the preview tape or DVD.

• Mail all submissions to:
Rooftop Films 
PMB 401
285 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215


IV. Screening Rights
• Should your work be selected to be part of the Rooftop Films Summer Series, Rooftop Films reserves the right to screen your film at any Rooftop screening throughout the summer, between the dates of May 10th and September 30th, 2014.

• After September 30th, 2014, Rooftop Films shall not screen any submitted films without the expressed consent of the filmmaker.

V. Attending the Festival
• Any filmmaker who submits a film for the 2014 Summer Series shall receive free admission for 2 to any single regular 2014 Summer Series screening, whether or not your film is accepted (some exceptions apply)

• Any filmmaker whose work is accepted as part of the 2014 Summer Series shall receive free admission for 2 to ALL of the regular 2014 Summer Series screenings (some exceptions apply)  

• If your work is accepted as part of the 2014 Summer Series we would love for you to be able to attend the screening of your work. Unfortunately, Rooftop is not always able to provide transportation costs for filmmakers whose work we screen, but we will make provide a place to stay in New York for a weekend.

VI. Rooftop Filmmakers' Fund
• No part of the Summer Series is competitive, as we hope to foster a mutually beneficial community of filmmakers, programmers and filmgoers. However, any artist whose work is selected to screen in any capacity becomes eligible to apply each year to the Rooftop Filmmakers' Fund which awards grants every year to be put toward future films and videos. To read more about our grants, visit http://rooftopfilms.com/produce.html


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