FAQ

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 When can I submit my film?

Every month, DFF provides for awarding a winner (nominee) for each of the six categories.
Yearly, during a ceremony in the New York’s district of Dumbo, the filmmakers who have distinguished themselves over the past 12 months will be competing for two different awards (Best in Category Award and GRAND BRIDGE AWARD).
You can only submit your film once in a year, chosing a month and carefully checking the monthly submission deadlines available on FilmFreeway. Every month DFF will announce the nominees that will be granted the access to the final annual event, held in Dumbo, NY in October 24 to 27.

Can I submit my film if it was, is, or will be available before the DFF for online viewing?

We will reject any project that was available in public screeners on web before September 2, 2018.

Does my film have to be a premiere to submit?

No premiere status is required, even if a New York Premiere status is suggested.

Can I Submit More Projects?

You can submit more than one project, provided that each submission must be done separately.

Will I be notified if my film was selected?

You will receive an email near our notification date. The “selection” status on FilmFreeway means that your film has passed the first pre-selection phase. Only the monthly winners (marked by the “award winner” status on filmfreeway) will have their screening opportunity as a yearly nominees at the final event of the Dumbo Film Festival.
Only the monthly winners will be shown during the event dates on the DFF Website and social platforms.

Will I be notified if my film won at the monthly event?

Only the monthly winners will be notified and sent the Certificate of Excellence.

What Submission Formats Do You Accept for Entry?

We ask you the link and password to view the private online screener.

If the Film Is in a Language Other Than English, Do You Require Subtitles?

As reported in DFF Terms & Conditions, English subtitles for non-English dialogues are required. If your foreign-language project is not equipped with English subtitles, we will notify you by email and ask you to re-upload an update of your entry.
We strongly recommend subtitled entries, other than over-dubbed entries.