Welcome filmmakers, we're glad you've come to the Syracuse
International Film Festival website. Our festival has become one of
the premier international film festivals and we welcome your
submissions for the 2012 festival which will be held on October 11th
through the 14th. Please use the Withoutabox online service to
submit your film to the Syracuse International Film Festival, you
will find a link to without a box to the right.
A NOTE TO OUR CNY FILMMAKER
Central New York films that have been
screened publicly in Central New York are not eligible for SYRFILMFEST'12
competition. The Syracuse
International Film Festival must be the
Central New York premiere of such films. Thank you
For submission guidelines and detailed rules, please click the
link above to view our online application. Withoutabox
registration is free.
Learn more about Syracuse and plan your stay by going to
Plan Your Stay.
Syracuse International Film Festival is a collaboration between the
communities and educational institutions of Syracuse and Central NY.
The festival accepts submissions from
professional film and video makers, and has aspecial category for
Central New York ilmmakers. In order to qualify, an artist must be a
native of Central New York residing elsewhere, presently reside in
Central New York, or have received his/her education in Central New
Central New York films, while singled out
for prizes, must qualify under the general prescreening rules. All
films are prescreened blind, and there are no acceptances based on
any criteria other than the quality of the film. The festival
accepts works from
all countries. Cash awards will be given.
There were more than 12 award categories inthe 2011 festival.
The festival recognizes the need to
promote the work of film and video artists beyond that of
competition screenings and awards. Therefore, the festival arranges
for further programming of competition films throughout the festival
year in venues that will generate additional press and opportunities
All members of the selection jury will be
professional film and/or video artists/critics.
Competition judges will be highly renowned
film and/or video artists. Past judges have included: Henry Selick
(Animator/Director of James and the Giant Peach, The Nightmare
Before Christmas, et. al.) Peter Weller (Director/Actor, RoboCop,
Naked Lunch, Mighty Aphrodite), Yvonne Belen (documentary filmmaker
from Puerto Rico), Carol Morley (award winning documentary filmmaker
from England), Gennady Poloka (renown Russian Filmmaker), Sang In
Lee (award winning Korean Filmmaker), Robert Edwards (Writer whose
credits include an Academy Award nomination for Treasure Planet)
Jaime Davidivich (Video Artist, The Gap, Evita: A Video Scrapbook),
Jim Morris (former CEO of Industrial Light and Magic - Lucas Films,
now producer for Pixar), Moshe Mizrahi (Academy Award winning
Director, Madame Rosa), Jay Wolpert (Screenwriter, Pirates of the
Caribbean, The Count of Monte Christo), Laura Karpman (Emmy award
winning composer), Tom Bower (Actor, SAG Film Festival Outreach
Committee Chair), Margaret Parsons (Head of the National Gallery's
Film Program), Cynthia Slavens (Post-Production Supervisor, PIXAR
Animation Studios), Jane Tattersall (Tattersall Sound, Canada),
Kathleen Carroll (Lake Film Forum Artistic Director and Film
Critic), Robert M Young (Emmy Award Winning Director), Vincent
Pastore (Actor, The Sopranos).
Syracuse is centrally located in New York
State, with easy access from many metropolitan areas, including New
York City, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.
Central and Upstate New York is the birthplace for the American
Cinema and Synapse was one of the originating centers for the
development of video art