The Queens-based Conch Shell Productions is currently accepting submissions for its second annual Conch Shell International Film Festival 2022 (CSIFF 2022).
The event will run from Aug. 26-28, 2022 online on Filmocracy.com’s festival streaming platform, and will feature films, workshops, networking events, screenplay readings and Master’s classes.
Regular deadline for submission is April 15; late deadline is June 3. Visit conchshelliff.com for a submission link.
CSIFF was founded by Haitian American actress/writer/producer Magaly Colimon-Christopher.
She said the festival promotes short films and screenplays written by artists from the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora.
“For the second consecutive year, industry sponsor Filmocracy will provide a safe and interactive online film festival experience for filmmakers and attendees,” Colimon-Christopher said. “And award sponsor, Final Draft, industry leader in screenwriting software, will be commemorate the accomplishments of award winners with software prizes.”
She said the festival is seeking films from one to 30 minutes from aspiring independent filmmakers, student shorts and short screenplays/television pilot scripts.
“This year’s festival features indie and student films that inspire social change,” said Colimon-Christopher, adding that eligibility requirements include short films that have screened in previous festivals between 2010-2021 and are eligible for Jury and/or Audience Choice Awards.
She said categories include: narrative (all genres), documentary, animation, web series, micro shorts, music videos, mixed media and experimental films.
Colimon-Christopher said films under consideration are written or directed by Caribbean Diaspora or Caribbean artists.
For more information, contact Colimon-Christopher at 917-776-9647 or email conchshellproductions.com