Greetings and welcome to CUFF – the City University Film Festival! Our goal is to bring CUNY students and faculty together for a celebration of films produced by CUNY students. The festival is a platform for publicity, peer review and a cultivator of creative collaboration. By submitting your film to CUFF, you are joining a community of ambitious, likeminded individuals who care about getting the most out of their college experience.
Though this is our first year, distinguished faculty from several CUNY campuses have already signed on to participate in the selection process. Representatives from the Mayor's Office of Film and Broadcasting, HBO, and the press have been put on the guest list.
This is your chance to shine, make a personal investment in CUNY and have CUNY give back to you. Macaulay Honors College will be hosting the event at the beautiful new center, 35 West 67th in Manhattan, featuring a state of the art screening room and Crystie projector.
So send us your film, cross your fingers and straighten the CUFFs on your tux, the City University Film Festival is finally here!
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Acceptable submissions include:
- A film made by (at least a majority of) currently enrolled students at any CUNY campus.
- A film of any genre and length.
- A film completed within the past two years.
Film must be submitted in NTSC format as a DVD in a jewel case. The case and the DVD must be labeled with:
1. Filmmaker’s name
2. Film title
3. Film length
NOTE: The submitted film must be accompanied by a hard copy of the submission form available online. Also, if the film is available online, please include the link on the submission form.
Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2009 (midnight)
Send submissions to:
Macaulay Honors College
Attn.: Sarah Stewart
35 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023
Intellectual Property Guidelines: By submitting a film to CUFF, you give CUFF and its affiliates, Macaulay Honors College (MHC) and the City University of New York (CUNY), the right to broadcast your film on the 29th of March 2009 at their discretion for any audience in any space and to upload the film for broadcast as a streaming video.
Selection and Notification: All entries will be viewed by the selection committee. The Festival will make no cuts or changes. All entrants with selected films will be notified by E-mail in March. Selected films will also be posted on our website. A festival jury will present awards to films deemed exceptional by the judges.
Festival Details: The CUFF will be held on the evening of March 29th, 2009. If you submit a film, you are expected to attend. Please send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 10th, 2009 with “RSVP” in the subject line to confirm your attendance. Include your name as well as the names of those who will be in your party. They may include crewmembers, family, friends, etc. but please respond early as space is limited.
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