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Splice Film Fest

Splice Film Fest

Saturday, 09 December 2023 until Sunday, 10 December 2023

Welcome to SPLICE Film Fest! We are a New York Metropolitan (Tri State area) based selective international film and video art festival showcasing all genres of short films, music videos, and subjects ranging in length of at least 1 minute up to 10 minutes.

We are particularly interested in filmmakers whose work is underrepresented either by gender identification, ethnicity, subject/topic. We are open to any and all stories, and are looking to build a community through our festival that is accepting and welcoming for all to submit, and share their work with our live audience. The festival for 2023 will take place on December 9th & 10th , 2023.

We accept: abstract/experimental, video art, animation, augmented/mixed reality, documentary, traditional narrative, comedy, social justice, LGBTIQQ, mixed media, music video, performance art, and everything in between. It's up to you to choose the best category or categories in which to enter your film. You must pay the fee for each category you enter.

We welcome and encourage work by students, amateur, and professional filmmakers. Each film will be judged by its own merit, and not by its budget.

While we accept all genres, we will NOT accept films that could be deemed hate speech, abusive or derogatory towards a person or group of people.

All student submissions are only $10, but you must provide proof of your current student status via email to receive the discounted submission. You must submit in the "STUDENT" category ONLY to receive the discounted submission. Your film will be disqualified if you do not provide proof of your student status, and you will NOT get a refund on the $10. Any submission into other categories will require you to pay the normal entry fee.

Laurels will be given for the following categories:
Best Animation Film
Best Student Animation
Best Comedy Film
Best Student Comedy Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Student Documentary Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Student Experimental Film
Best Student LGBTIQQ Film
Best Music Video
Best Student Music Video
Best Narrative Film
Best Student Narrative Film
Best Social Justice Film
Best Student Social Justice Film
Best Video Art Film
Best Student Video Art Film
Best AR/Mixed Reality/Creative Coding
Best Student AR/Mixed Reality/Creative Coding

We will award laurels for "Official Selection" into the festival, and for the "Best Film" of each category. We will award "Honorable Mentions" for films our judges deem worthy of those distinctions for great achievement in filmmaking.

Winners of each category will also be included in the "SPLICE Film Fest Presents The Winners" screenings. We will let you know if your film is selected for one of these screenings.