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What Kinds Of Films Do You Accept?2018-11-19T03:33:57+00:00

We accept all kinds of films and are not limited to one genre or another.

Are There Any Films The Festival Will Not Accept?2018-11-19T03:34:34+00:00

We will not accept music videos, PSAs, commercials, or promotional films.

Films/videos that have received national U.S. network television (including cable) prior to Festival are not eligible.

Films/videos that are available for viewing on the internet, are not eligible.

Does TPFF Have Any Premiere Policies?2018-11-19T03:35:14+00:00
  • Premiere Status – Although we would be honored to have your film premiere with us first, we do understand that this may not always be the case. We accept all films, however, priority will be given to World Premiere and Harlem related stories.
  • Films that are screened at other festivals domestically and abroad MAY screen at our festival. If you are submitting a film that has already been publicly screened you must disclose this information including date, city, country, theater etc. along with your entry form.
  • Completion Date – There is no mandatory completion date for your film submission.
  • Prior Screenings – Entries must not have been broadcast (televised) on US television or online before the festival.
  • Prior Submission – Films previously submitted to TPFF will only be considered if they reapply as a new submission with 60% changes to your film, including all applicable entry fees.
  • Films MUST NOT HAVE EXHIBITED PUBLICLY IN HARLEM, NY (6) months prior to The People’s Film Festival accept at the sole discretion of the festival.  Priority is given to World Premieres for features & shorts.  This rule is strictly observed.
  • Submissions MAY NOT be withdrawn from The People’s Film Festival once they have been entered, except at the sole discretion of The People’s Film Festival.
  • Films that have been selected to screen with The People’s Film Festival MAY NOT be withdrawn once filmmaker accepts and signs our agreement to be screened with us.
Can I Submit Multiple Films?2018-11-19T03:35:37+00:00

Yes. Each film must be on a separate DVD or videotape.  Yes. You are welcome to submit as many films as you like, however, Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form and fees.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us at info@thepeoplesfilmfestival.com and we will do our best to assist you.

Shipping2018-11-19T03:36:06+00:00

If a film is invited to participate

 ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO US AS SECURE ONLINE SCREENERS. TPFF no longer accepts DVD/BluRay screeners as standard submissions.

  • You can submit via Film Freeway, Withoutabox, Festhome or a password protected streaming link. Our preference is Vimeo, however, TPFF will accept links to other streaming sites that is unlisted i.e. private YouTube that is not linked to the public or by filling out our online entry forms.

We do not pay rental fees for submitted work that is accepted.

Materials must be received prior to March 31, 2019. 

CONFIRMATION OF ENTRY
Feel free to email us if you would like confirmation of entry, or check your Film Freeway/Withoutabox/ Festhome account page.

RETURN OF MATERIALS

  • Submitted materials will not be returned.
  • We do not dispose of submitted material, it will remain in our festival archives unless instructed otherwise.
  • Due to the number of submissions, we cannot provide feedback on any entries.

For questions regarding submissions, see TPFF FAQs or email us at info@thepeopelsfilmfestivl@gmail.com.

  • Please write “SUBMISSION QUESTIONS” in the subject line.
  • If Your Film Is NOT Selected
  • You will be notified via EMAIL if your film has been NOT been selected.
Do You Provide Feedback If A Film Is Not Accepted?2018-11-19T03:36:35+00:00

Unfortunately we are unable to provide feedback on individual entries.

Eligibility2018-11-19T03:37:44+00:00

  • To be eligible, films MUST NOT HAVE EXHIBITED PUBLICLY IN HARLEM, NY prior to The People’s Film Festival.  Acceptions to this rule is at the discretion of the committee
  • Priority is given to World Premieres for features & shorts.
  • All films must be in English or with English subtitles. Foreign language films must be dubbed in English or presented in their original language with English subtitles.
  • Promotional, instructional or industrial films, and raw documentation of performances are not eligible.
  • Films must not have been broadcast on US television or online before the festival or commercially released on DVD/Blu-ray, VOD, or for download to the public.
  • These rules will be strictly monitored.
How do I Submit a Film?2018-11-19T03:38:13+00:00
  • ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO US AS SECURE ONLINE SCREENERS. TPFF no longer accepts DVD/BluRay screeners as standard submissions.  You can submit via
  • Film Freeway
  • Without A Box.
  • Festhome
  •  or a password protected streaming link.
  • Our preference is Vimeo, however, TPFF will accept links to other streaming sites that is unlisted i.e. private YouTube that is not linked to the public or by filling out our online entry forms.
  • Filmmakers may submit more than one film however, each film must have its own Entry Form and Entry Fee.
What Should I Include With My Submission?2018-11-19T03:38:49+00:00
  • Secure Online Screener or another online source such as Vimeo or Youtube.  Please be sure to include a password if required.
  • An e-mail address is required with your submission along with a contact name and title.
  • Indicate your premiere status. ie. World premiere, US premiere, New York Premiere, Harlem, NY premiere.
  • If your film is accepted, we will need a press kit and digital still photos from your film if available.
Entry Fees & Deadlines2018-11-19T03:39:20+00:00

There is no limit to the number of entries, however, you must submit a separate form and fee for each entry.  Entry materials will not be returned.  Incomplete entries will not be considered.

  • Each submission must pay an entry fee via Withoutabox, Film Freeway, Festhome etc.
  • Early Entry Deadline (11/1/2018)
  • Official Entry Deadline (1/31/2019)
  • Late Entry Deadline (2/19/2019)
  • WITHOUTABOX & FESTHOME (ONLY) Extended Deadline (2/28/2019)

Note:

*Payment in US dollars are made by PayPal. A completed entry form and an entry fee must accompany each film.

  • We will accept online payment by credit card, (American Express, Discover, Master Card, and Visa). Please do not send checks, money orders. The nonrefundable Entry fees are in U.S. Dollars, are per film and must be payable in US dollars to The People’s Media Music & Arts Foundation Inc. When submitting to the festival you are agreeing that, if selected and the invitation accepted, to screen the submitted film during the dates of the festival.
  • The Festival reserves the right to disqualify a submission, without refund of any kind, if eligibility requirements are not met including if eligibility status changes post-submission. Incomplete entries without proper fees will be rejected.
  • TPFF does not pay any screening fees for presentation of the film during the festival.
When Will Decisions Be Made?2018-11-19T03:29:50+00:00

Programming decisions are made by the festival programmers and our selection committee. If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email. Films selected for screening in all categories will be notified on or about March 31, 2019.  After acceptance, the final presentational format including electronic press kit materials if available.

If a film is invited to participate final exhibition copy, film stills, or publicity materials must be received prior to March 31, 2019. 

We do not pay rental fees for submitted work that is accepted.

CONFIRMATION OF ENTRY
Feel free to email us if you would like confirmation of entry, or check your Film Freeway/Withoutabox/ Festhome account page.

RETURN OF MATERIALS

  • DVDs and other submitted materials will not be returned.
  • We do not dispose of submitted material, it will remain in our festival archives unless instructed otherwise.
  • Due to the number of submissions, we cannot provide feedback on any entries.

For questions regarding submissions, see TPFF FAQs or email us at info@thepeopelsfilmfestivl@gmail.com.

  • Please write “SUBMISSION QUESTIONS” in the subject line.
  • If Your Film Is NOT Selected
  • You will be notified via EMAIL if your film has been NOT been selected.
What Awards Does Your Festival Offer?2018-12-11T09:38:26+00:00

The Peoples Film Festival recognizes filmmakers for their work and give a People’s Awards to films selected as ‘best’ in various categories i.e. Best Documentary, Feature and Short, Best Director, Best International, etc.  All films selected for the Festival are eligible for award.

Awards are given for:

  • BEST FILM
  • BEST SHORT
  • BEST MUSIC
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
  • BEST INTERNATIONAL
  • BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT

SPECIAL AWARDS

  • THE PEOPLE’S SPIRIT AWARD
  • THE CHANCE AWARD
  • MUSIC AWARD
  • HARLEM CREATIVE AWARD
  • THE POWER OF “SHE’

Winners will be announced during the “Peoples Media Awards” on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at The Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem, NY

What Categories Do You Screen Your Films In?2018-11-19T03:40:21+00:00

Feature  Narrative, Documentaries, Short Narratives, Shorts Documentaries, International, Webisodes, Experimental, Animation Urban Underground (Categories are subject to change)