Rules & Terms
Official New York Film & Television Festival Rules & Terms:
* More than one entry may be submitted. However, each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and entry fee.
All submitted films and/or screenplays/music/treatments must comply with the Submissions Guidelines including deadlines, exhibition format, entry material, etc.
Please upload a secure online screener and/or screenplay/music/treatments. The film and/or screenplay must be uploaded by the submission deadline in order to be considered. Your submission application will not be processed otherwise. If you are accepted into the festival, a DVD or Blu-ray screener must be submitted.
We will email you when we receive your submission. If you do not receive an email, we did not receive your submission.
The Vermont Film School Film Festival is not accepting works-in-progress.
Films and/or screenplays submitted must be available in English or in the original language with English subtitles.
Entry fees are payable by PayPal to Vermont Film School LLC.
Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances and permits necessary to present their work. The New York Film & Television Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits or royalty infringement related to the work.
If your film is selected, you will be asked to provide either a print or digital press kit which includes: headshot and brief bio of director, color and/or B&W stills from the film, screeners for press, and a video trailer (cleared for use on the Festival website).
The date, time and location of the screenings of films are solely at the discretion of The New York Film & Television Festival.
The Festival will award up to six additional screenings to the top three features and top three short films. These screenings will take place throughout New York and New England. The Festival requires that the filmmaker allow these additional screenings of his/her work.
All film and screenplay entries selected for the festival grant the The New York Film & Television Festival the rights to use footage, stills, titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.
All filmmakers will be notified via email regarding their acceptance into the Festival.