DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: October 22, 2020
CATEGORY 1: "Uncut Montclair" (100-second unedited video clip): $0
CATEGORY 2: "Montclair in 100 Seconds" (short film): $10
New to this year’s MDW programs is the Montclair Art and Design Flash Film Festival, or simply, MADFlash Film Fest.
We invite everyone of all ages to discover their inner filmmakers, animators, TikTokers, guerrilla journalists, visual storytellers and documentarians, and submit your work for the chance to be featured and win prizes in two premier film fest screenings, Montclair in 100 Seconds winners are selected through an inclusive process of public voting.
SELECT YOUR CATEGORY
To meet all skill levels and resources, we offer three categories in which to submit your work:
"Uncut Montclair": Take a 100-second unedited clip shot in Montclair in the last 6 months. All submissions in this category are added to a sortable library of clips that is accessible to . All accepted clips will be shown at MDW20 Opening Night, and those used in 10-minute films will be recognized in credits.
"Montclair In 100 Seconds": Make a 100-second film (total time) that expresses an inclusive look at Montclair, or deals with the theme of inclusion and Montclair in any way. Music videos, documentaries, video essays, interviews, animation, experimental film, walk/tour – it's up to you! Films in this category will be shown and publicly voted on in our first film screening on Saturday, October 24, 7:00pm in Montclair. Winners will receive $100 gift cards from Unique Photo, New Jersey's largest store serving the filmmaking community.
100% Montclair asks us to consider everything in and about Montclair, and to imagine a more inclusive tomorrow through the actions we take today. Some questions to inspire you:
What new forms of beauty and transformation can inclusion bring?
Are there amazing things already here that we should all do or celebrate?
What emotions will we need to confront on our path to inclusion?
Who are the voices that are missing?
Who and what gets considered when we say “inclusion”?
Does it include more than just humans?
What about other species, our built environment, our weather, our forests, skies, and waterbodies?
All ages and skills are welcome.
Montclair residency is not required, but all clips and footage must be taken in Montclair in the last 6 months.
Your film must be 100 seconds long – no more, no less.
You can only enter material that is solely yours.
One clip or film per submission.
All content must be free of any copyright, permission and licensing restrictions. No unauthorized use of copyrighted material.
Submitted material must not contain obscene, discriminatory, unlawful, violent or objectionable material.
Content created to promote any product or service will not be accepted.
Public voting will be live and simulcast in person and virtually.
All foreign language entries must have English subtitles.
MDW organizers will reserve the right to refuse any submission at its own discretion if it does not follow all rules.
MP4 or MOV
HD Compatibility of 1080P. H.264 codec (compressed file) and an audio codec of AAC-LC.
File name protocol:
September 23, 2020 – Calls go live
September 29, 2020, 7:30p EST – Live Q&A for all Calls
October 22, 2020, 11:59p EST – All submissions DUE
October 24, 2020, 7:30p EST – "Montclair in 100 Seconds" film screening and public voting