Registration Fee $53

Timeline

May Deadline Deadline:

May 16, 2019

June Deadline Deadline:

Jun 26, 2019

July Deadline Deadline:

Jul 29, 2019

August Deadline Deadline:

Aug 27, 2019

September Deadline Deadline:

Sep 18, 2019

October Deadline Deadline:

Oct 21, 2019

Regular Deadline:

Nov 24, 2019

Late Deadline:

Dec 14, 2019

CATEGORIES & FEES

Regular Deadline
  • Standard Entry $53
  • ISAConnect Entry $48
Late Deadline
  • Standard Entry $55
  • ISAConnect Entry $50
Regular Deadline
  • Standard Entry $40
  • ISAConnect Entry $35
Late Deadline
  • Standard Entry $41
  • ISAConnect Entry $36

Announcements

Notification Finalists

Aug 01, 2020

Festival Association

Festival Association

LGBTFFAmsterdam

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

The New Renaissance Film Festival programme in Amsterdam has a category for films and screenplays with an LGBTQ theme. All genres are welcome. Screenplays of up to 15 pages and screenplays over 15 pages. We're proud to say that several screenwriters who came to the festival, hooked up with filmmakers and were able to create new partnerships.

PRIZES

Best LGBTQ short screenplay, feature screenplay, Finalists, and Semi-Finalist, Award of Merit. Winners are given a free listing on the Inktip platform.

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Rules

Rules & Terms

New Renaissance Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilise an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorised to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. 
All entries should be in English or with English subtitles. 
All scripts must be original screenplays for which the applicant(s) hold the copyright. Where the screenplay is based on another piece of work it is the responsibility of the screenwriter to obtain written permission / copyright clearances from the original author or publisher. 
The judges reserve the right not to enter into any correspondence after the announcement of the winner. 
The applicant shall indemnify and hold harmless New Renaissance Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. 
Unfortunately we cannot offer any waiver of the submission fee. We will not review your work without it. We will not make any exceptions. 
PLEASE NOTE THAT SUBMISSION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, DEADLINES, PROGRAMS, VENUES AND DATES MAY CHANGE. ALL RESPONSES TO FILMMAKERS WILL BE BY EMAIL

FAQs

When and where does the NRFF take place?

The New Renaissance Film Festival takes place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 28 February - 3 March 2020. A festival programme will be announced nearer the time, including venue details. 

What happens once I’ve submitted my screenplay?

Once we have your information, your fee and your screenplay we will start the judging process. Please be patient – in most cases you won’t hear from us until after the very final deadline has passed. We will get back to all submitters as soon as possible.

How do you decide which screenplays to award?

We will not simply select those that already have won an award. We hope to find new gems and discover excellent stories that move us, challenge us and above all inspire us.

We realise this to be highly subjective, but we will definitely try to be open to a diversity of different voices and points of view.

After the judging process is complete, can I get any feedback?

The judges unfortunately cannot offer any feedback on unsuccessful entries.

Are there any age restrictions on submitting to the festival?

There are no age restrictions for submitting to the festival so everyone is welcome to enter. Work can therefore be entered on behalf of someone who is under 18 and it is your judgement call as to whether you think the work is suitable.

Can I alter my entry once it has been submitted?

No alterations can be made to submissions once they have been received.

Can I enter more than one screenplay?

You may enter as many as you like. You must purchase a separate entry fee submission.

Is entry to the festival open to international entrants?

The festival is open to international submissions. We welcome submissions from all over the world and look forward to seeing a huge variety of entries.

Do you ever consider waiving fees?

Unfortunately we cannot offer any discounts or waive the submission fee. We will not review your work without it. We will not make any exceptions. All indie filmmakers struggle financially but if we waived the fee for every filmmaker who asked then we wouldn’t be able to provide this festival platform.

Will New Renaissance Film Festival pay for me and/or my crew to come to the festival?

Sadly we can’t afford to fly filmmakers or screenwriters over for the festival.

Will you pay for my accommodation if I attend the festival?

No, we can’t afford to put you up either. We can advise you on accommodation though, if you wish. We are currently seeking for sponsorship to develop our hospitality budget.

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