We are now accepting submissions for:
Mind The Art Shorts Festival
Celebrating the creative forces behind short plays, films, & musicals
April 18th – May 8th @ Center Stage, NY (48 West 21st Street)
If you have a short film, short play, or short musical, then submit your work and be a part of this incredible festival. Your piece will have two showcasing opportunities and a chance to win one of the following prizes!
Winner of Best Short Film will receive:
$250 Cash Prize & A Festival Distribution Package!
A Festival Distribution Package is an opportunity for the winners to have their short film submitted to film festivals around the world. Mind The Art Entertainment will, at our expense, create an individual custom-made package for your film to showcase it internationally. Under the guidance of our Filmmaking and Production Divisions, your film will undergo a year-long development and marketing analysis and will be submitted to film festivals around the world that are suited to your film. You will also be granted the opportunity to work with our Filmmaking Division and attend networking events, screenings, and industry gatherings.
Winner of Best Short Play or Musical will receive:
$250 Cash Prize & A Production Development Package!
A Production Development Package is a producing opportunity in which Mind The Art Entertainment will take a full-length play or musical by the winning playwright and begin a series of intensive workshops to refine it en route to constructing a full-scale production. The ultimate goal is to produce the piece within the next year in a theater in NYC for a three week run with a fully professional creative team. The winner of this package need not already have full length material written but can develop a piece from scratch with Mind The Art Entertainment.
How do I apply?
It's easy! You can apply online or by mail, and the submission fee is only $20. We are looking for short material that can be easily showcased. If you are selected to participate in either the film or theater segments of the festival, you will be given two public screenings/performances. It is important to note that we are not producing the short play or musical for you; rather, you will get 2 time slots, and it will be up to you to present your material as best as possible. You will be given a tech time slot before your performances to set and rehearse simple cues in the performance space. We are seeking material that is innovative, original, highly creative, and rich in artistry. The winners will join our ranks as resident artists of the company as we develop their projects over the coming year. Films will be showcased between April 18th and May 1st. Theatrical pieces will be showcased between April 29th and May 8th.
For Film, the online deadline is April 8th at 11:59pm. First, pay your submission fee of $20 at www.mindtheartentertainment.com/Festivals.html. Then email a link to your movie to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info and the billing name you used to pay your submission fee. Do not include trailers, cover letters, resumes, long bios, production stills, etc. Only include the link to your film, your contact info, and the name used for billing so we can verify payment. Anything else will not be considered. We are looking at the artistry of the submitted film and that film alone.
For Theater (Play or Musical), the online deadline is April 8th at 11:59pm. First, pay your submission fee of $20 at www.mindtheartentertainment.com/Festivals.html. Then email a script (for musicals please also include at least one song) to email@example.com with your contact info and the billing name you used to pay your submission fee. Do not include posters, cover letters, resumes, long bios, production stills, etc. Only include the script (and at least one song, recorded or sheet music, for musicals), your contact info, and the name used for billing so we can verify payment. Anything else will not be considered.
If you do not have a link to your film online or your script or music isn’t available online, please pay your submission fee online and then mail a DVD of your film or for theater a hard copy of your script (and a CD or sheet music of at least one song for musicals), along with your contact info and the billing name used to pay your submission fee, postmarked no later than April 6th, to:
Christian De Gré / Mind The Art
346 Gates Avenue #C2
Brooklyn, NY 11216
That's it! We will email you a confirmation of your submission, and the participants of the festival will be announced on our website and Facebook page on April 11th.
Once accepted into the festival, 5 finalists will be selected in each category (Film & Theater). These will be chosen based on an audience ballot. The grand prize winner in each category will be chosen by the Board of Mind The Art Entertainment and a panel of industry professionals. Be a part of this festival and enter for the chance to have your work showcased! Get your work out there for people to see!
Win this festival and you will not only join our ranks as a Resident Artist, but will also have your work developed, marketed, produced, and supported by an award-winning production company!
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For an example of our work come see Mind The Art’s acclaimed production of The Timing of a Day, playing April 1st-17th at Center Stage, NY. Tickets at www.mindtheartentertainment.com