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Sep 23, 2022

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Sep 23, 2022

New Renaissance Film Festival ( London, U K)

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

"One of the UK's top film festivals to know about" - London METRO
THE NEW RENAISSANCE LONDON 2022

CASH PRIZES!!

Our friendly and welcoming art-house festival based in London is genuinely passionate about indie film. NRFF has been called “One of the UK’s top film festivals.” (London METRO, O1.08.16) . We have premiered and screened films that went on to win an Oscar - The Silent Child (2018) - or received a major distribution deal - A Living Dog (2021); Into The Mirror (2019); You Go To My Head (2019); and Phantompain (2018) to name just a few success stories.

Since September 2016, NRFF has been ranked in the top 100 best reviewed film festivals on FilmFreeway (#11, October 2021), out of 9000+ worldwide.

Despite the festival's relatively small size, there are each year many gems to be found among the many short and feature films in the programme. Furthermore, many filmmakers, screenwriters and actors are traditionally present - and a lot of productive networking takes place especially for those screenwriters who have written a short screenplay, and who look for a director or a producer.

OUR CURATION: ARTISTICALLY-DRIVEN FILMS, INSPIRING STORIES

Film is a unique medium, and NRFF’s mission is to support and champion inspiring, independent artists and storytellers. This includes experimental work, emotional drama, music, dance and emerging talent.

Our festival is built around ARTISTS and their STORIES. By doing so, we aim to establish an international COMMUNITY of inspiring storytellers. We are not interested in following current fashions or being politically divisive. We seek out stories that are genuinely imaginative, emotional and life-affirming. At the heart of what we do is our passion to tell great stories.

To get a feel for the festival's quality curation, visit last year's programme: www.nrff.co.uk

NRFF LONDON 2022

2022 will be our seventh year in London, a city known for its diversity and innovation in the creative arts. For 3 days in September, we will screen around 100 outstanding films in the heart of Covent Garden. The programme will include narrative shorts, features, documentaries, animations, dance and music videos, a NETWORKING party and AWARDS CEREMONY.

Apart from a high number of UK and International films, NRFF London has a category for EMERGING TALENT (debut and student filmmakers), who can win CASH PRIZES.

Running alongside the festival will be a SCREENWRITING COMPETITION, a series of MASTERCLASSES by film industry experts, a filmmaker's PANEL DISCUSSION, Filmmaker Q&A's, and other networking opportunities.

 

PRIZES

Best Feature Screenplay, Finalist, Semi-Finalists and Quarter Finalists. 

Best Short Screenplay, Best 3 Minute Screenplay and Best Short Screenplay written by Young Talent.

We are looking into cash prizes for screenwriters.

Categories: ,
GENRES: Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, Western, Young Adult, Dramedy, Holiday, Rom-Com, Comedy/Rom-Com, Family/Animated, Period/Historical/War, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller/Horror, Action/Adventure

Announcements

  • Semi-FinalistsSep 23, 2022laurels

Rules

Rules & Terms
(1) 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. (2) 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.
(3) All entries should be in English or with English subtitles.
(4) 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.
(5) The judges reserve the right not to enter into any correspondence after the announcement of the winner.
(6) To qualify for a cash prize the winner must satisfy all the terms of their category, and attend the festival in person to receive the award.
(7) The judges reserve the right not to award a cash prize if there is no clear winner in the category, the winner is not in attendance at the festival, or if the sponsor cannot honour their financial pledge. The Applicant shall hold harmless New Renaissance Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses which may be incurred in such circumstances.
(8) If award winners are not in attendance the festival will not ship out trophies or certificates after the event.
(9) 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, cash prizes advertised, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
(10) We know all too well that most filmmakers have to work with a tight budget. Unfortunately however, WE CANNOT WAIVE THE SUBMISSION FEE.
(11) Due to Covid we may have to replace the live screenings with an online festival. We will try to avoid this if possible. The festival will organise this to its best abilites, but the festival cannot be held accountable for any technical difficulties that may occur during or as a result of the online screening.
(12) 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 London. A spacious cinema and a green room for photos and interviews are included. 

 

How can I submit?

You can only submit your screenplay ONLINE.  You always retain 100% of all rights to your intellectual property.

 

What happens once I’ve submitted my film  or my screenplay?

Once we have your information from the ISA, your fee and your link to your screenplay document, 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.

 

How do you decide which screenplays to award?

We will not simply select scripts 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. We also will introduce you to the filmmakers, and we have found that new projects have been created as a result of that!

 

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?

You must be at least 18 to enter. Work can 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.

 

To enter a screenplay into the Young Talent category you have to between 18 and 21 years in order to qualify.

 

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  and form for each 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?

Rarely. All indie filmmakers struggle financially but if we waived the fee for every filmmaker who asked then we wouldn’t be here unfortunately.

 

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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  • Standard Entry $30
  • ISAConnect Entry $25

Rules

Rules & Terms
(1) 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. (2) 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.
(3) All entries should be in English or with English subtitles.
(4) 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.
(5) The judges reserve the right not to enter into any correspondence after the announcement of the winner.
(6) To qualify for a cash prize the winner must satisfy all the terms of their category, and attend the festival in person to receive the award.
(7) The judges reserve the right not to award a cash prize if there is no clear winner in the category, the winner is not in attendance at the festival, or if the sponsor cannot honour their financial pledge. The Applicant shall hold harmless New Renaissance Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses which may be incurred in such circumstances.
(8) If award winners are not in attendance the festival will not ship out trophies or certificates after the event.
(9) 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, cash prizes advertised, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
(10) We know all too well that most filmmakers have to work with a tight budget. Unfortunately however, WE CANNOT WAIVE THE SUBMISSION FEE.
(11) Due to Covid we may have to replace the live screenings with an online festival. We will try to avoid this if possible. The festival will organise this to its best abilites, but the festival cannot be held accountable for any technical difficulties that may occur during or as a result of the online screening.
(12) 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 London. A spacious cinema and a green room for photos and interviews are included. 

 

How can I submit?

You can only submit your screenplay ONLINE.  You always retain 100% of all rights to your intellectual property.

 

What happens once I’ve submitted my film  or my screenplay?

Once we have your information from the ISA, your fee and your link to your screenplay document, 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.

 

How do you decide which screenplays to award?

We will not simply select scripts 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. We also will introduce you to the filmmakers, and we have found that new projects have been created as a result of that!

 

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?

You must be at least 18 to enter. Work can 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.

 

To enter a screenplay into the Young Talent category you have to between 18 and 21 years in order to qualify.

 

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  and form for each 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?

Rarely. All indie filmmakers struggle financially but if we waived the fee for every filmmaker who asked then we wouldn’t be here unfortunately.

 

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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