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14th Annual Nevada City Film Festival Now Taking Submissions


By: Jesse Locks

December 13, 2013 - The 14th annual Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) presented by the Magic Lantern Film Society, September 4-7, 2014, Nevada City, CA, is now open for submissions.

Professional, student, and amateur filmmakers are invited to submit their short films (40 minutes and less). NCFF seeks films of any theme, genre, construction, and origin that exhibit compelling and creative storytelling. Last year, NCFF featured over 60 short and 10 feature length films selected from over 500 films screened. The festival also presents a Local Filmmakers Showcase, along with a children's specific program and the popular Young Filmmakers Music & Film Project.

NCFF has been called the "Sundance of the Sierras"[sic] for its emphasis on fiercely independent cinema by showcasing innovative, progressive and exciting new voices in film. Each year, NCFF attends major film festivals, collaborates with film schools around the world, reads countless film blogs, and watches the hundreds of films submitted, to narrow it all down to the very best in independent film. From feature-length documentaries to world premiere animated shorts, NCFF brings in the buzzed-about festival winners, as well as some of independent cinema's best-kept secrets.

In previous years NCFF has hosted filmmakers such as Mike Mills, Miranda July, Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia), James M. Johnston (Pioneer, Ain't Them Bodies), Greg Finton (The World According to Dick Cheney), Galen Pehrson (MOCA), Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim and comedians including Nick Kroll (FX's The League, and Comedy Central's Nick Kroll Show), Mark Proksch (The Office), Brett Gelman (Go On), Natasha Leggero (Chelsea Lately), Eric Andre (Adult Swim), and Neil Hamburger.

Past NCFF judges have included award-winning producers and directors, plus writers from The Huffington Post, New York Times, McSweeneys, San Francisco Chronicle, Rolling Stone Magazine, Glamour, and Arthur Magazine.

NCFF takes pride in its renowned hospitality and works hard to ensure that filmmakers have a one-of-a-kind experience when visiting Nevada City, CA, a historic and picturesque Gold Rush era town nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The festival creates an easy and intimate forum of exchange and interaction between filmmakers and a supportive and enthusiastic audiences. In-competition filmmakers also receive travel and accommodations to attend NCFF and every exhibiting filmmaker receives an all-access pass to screenings and events.

All short films are eligible for the Festival Jury Award - $1,500 and the Audience Choice Award - $500.

Submission fee is waived for local filmmakers living in Nevada, Placer, Sierra, and Yuba Counties. Please contact festival directors at info@nevadacityfilmfestival.com for more information.

Submit your film early and save. More info on deadlines go to www.nevadacityfilmfestival.com

Save the Date - 14th Annual Nevada City Film Festival, Sept 4-7, 2014 http://vimeo.com/81841211


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