2ND ANNUAL 
MIDNIGHT FILM FESTIVAL
JANUARY 12TH - 19TH 2020

FINAL DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 30TH, 2019

"Freia Titland and her friendly team put on a really fun and casual film festival. There was a great crowd to watch all the films and winners won actual awards and prizes which was really nice. There was a bar on hand to keep things loose and the whole event never seemed to drag on like some film festivals do.

If you are lucky enough to get your film selected to be screened at this film festival you must attend in person!" - Jon Rehr

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT FILM CATEGORIES DO YOU ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS FOR?

We are currently accepting submissions for the following categories:

Featurettes (up to 50 minutes) 
Short Narrative Films (up to 30 minutes) 
Short Documentary Films (up to 30 minutes) 
Short Animated Films (up to 30 minutes) 
Short Car-Themed Films (up to 30 minutes) 
Short Dance Films (up to 30 minutes) 
Webisodes and Digital Content (up to 20 minutes) 
Short Student Films (up to 30 minutes) 
Micro Shorts (up to 3 minutes) 
Music Videos 
Screenplays (up to 30 pages)

IS THE MIDNIGHT FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITIVE?

While the atmosphere at our festival is laid back and fun, we do give awards in the following categories:

BEST FEATURETTE - a free download of FINAL DRAFT'S latest Screenwriting software, trophy, certificate, and the option to upload their work to Cinistream. 
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT - a free download of FINAL DRAFT'S latest Screenwriting software, trophy, certificate, and the option to upload their work to Cinistream.
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT  - a free download of FINAL DRAFT'S latest Screenwriting software, trophy, certificate, and the option to upload their work to Cinistream.
BEST ANIMATED SHORT  - a free download of FINAL DRAFT'S latest Screenwriting software, trophy, certificate, and the option to upload their work to Cinistream.
BEST CAR-THEMED SHORT  - a free download of FINAL DRAFT'S latest Screenwriting software, trophy, certificate, and the option to upload their work to Cinistream.
BEST DANCE SHORT  - a free download of FINAL DRAFT'S latest Screenwriting software, trophy, certificate, and the option to upload their work to Cinistream.
BEST DIGITAL CONTENT  - a free download of FINAL DRAFT'S latest Screenwriting software, trophy, certificate, and the option to upload their work to Cinistream.
BEST STUDENT FILM  - a free download of FINAL DRAFT'S latest Screenwriting software, trophy, certificate, and the option to upload their work to Cinistream.
BEST MICRO SHORT  - a free download of FINAL DRAFT'S latest Screenwriting software, trophy, certificate, and the option to upload their work to Cinistream.
BEST MUSIC VIDEO  - a free download of FINAL DRAFT'S latest Screenwriting software, trophy, certificate, and the option to upload their work to Cinistream.
BEST SCREENPLAY  - a free download of FINAL DRAFT'S latest Screenwriting software, trophy, certificate, and the option to upload future or existing work to Cinistream.

* more prizes to be announced.

BEST ACTOR - certificate.
BEST ACTRESS  - certificate.
BEST EDITING  - certificate.
BEST DIRECTING  - certificate.
BEST SOUND DESIGN  - certificate.

WHERE WILL THE SELECTED FILMS BE SHOWN?

Our selected films and music videos will be shown at The Local NYC in LIC, NY. 

13-02 44th Avenue • LIC, NY 11101 •

+1-347-738-5251 info@thelocalny.com

Our Screenplay location is TBD

The dates are as follows:

Featurettes: Sunday, January 12th from 11 - 3 PM.

Short Narrative Films/Documentary Films: Sunday, January 12th from 5 - 9 PM.

Animation/Digital Content: Wednesday, January 15th from 4 - 8 PM.

Dance Films/Music Videos: Thursday, January 16th from 4 - 8 PM.

Student Films/Micro Shorts: Friday, January 17th from 5 - 9 PM.

Car-themed Shorts: Saturday, January 18th from 4 - 8 PM.

Awards Ceremony: Sunday, January 19th from 6 - 9 PM.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Unfortunately, we do not give out waivers. We are an Indie film festival and rely on the support of our sponsors and patrons to curate our festival.

We do, however, have discount codes throughout the year so follow us on social media to stay up to date.

We DO accept films that have been screened prior to our festival.

We DO accept multiple submissions.

You will be notified of your selection on December 31st, 2019.

Films, music videos, and scripts are selected by a panel of experienced industry professionals.

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