Always a festival I look forward to attending here in NYC, given its mission/motivation – as the title states. Maybe I'll be seeing your film there next year… maybe.
The deadline for entries is January 9, 2013. There's no fee for submitting, which is always music to a filmmaker's ears.
The 2013 festival will take place from March 20-31.
The rest of the dertails below:
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART AND THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER TO PRESENT 42ND EDITION OF NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS FROM MARCH 20-31, 2013
FSLC DIRECTOR OF YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMMING, ROBERT KOEHLER, AND MoMA ASSOCIATE CURATOR, JOSHUA SIEGEL, JOIN PROGRAMMING TEAM
SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!!!!
Monday, November 12, 2012 (New York, NY) – The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 42nd edition of New Directors/New Films (ND/NF) from March 20-31, 2013. This year’s festival will welcome two new programmers to the ND/NF team, FSLC’s Director of Year-Round Programming, Robert Koehler, and MoMA Associate Curator Joshua Siegel, who have replaced FSLC Program Director Richard Peña and MoMA Senior Film Curator Lawrence Kardish. Peña will step down from his role as Program Director at the end of the year and Kardish retired in October. The New Directors/New Films selection committee members from both presenting organizations include: from the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Robert Koehler, Marian Masone, and Gavin Smith; and from The Museum of Modern Art, Jytte Jensen, Rajendra Roy and Joshua Siegel.
“I have long admired and respected the vision and film knowledge of both Bob and Josh so it's with great pleasure to welcome them to the New Director's selection committee” said FSLC Executive Director Rose Kuo. “They join the stellar team of Raj, Jytte, Marian and Gavin to bring exciting new voices in cinema to New York audiences. “
Submissions for the upcoming ND/NF are now open – visit www.newdirectors.org for the entry form, and the deadline for entries is January 9, 2013. There is no fee for submitting films, but applicants must adhere to the following guidelines:
– Entries must be New York premieres and must have been completed in 2012 or 2013. Films shown in other festivals or public screenings in New York are not eligible for consideration. (The Committee reserves the right to waive this rule in the case of small non-commercial, non-publicized showings.)
– Work can be submitted on DVD, HDCam, Digibeta or streaming video. DVD submissions will not be returned.
– Works of all lengths will be considered. There are no separate categories for feature length and short films.
– Films in any language other than English must be subtitled in English.
All applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by email by March 1, 2013. To apply, and for additional information, visit www.newdirectors.org