Nitehawk Shorts Festival dates: November 8 – 13, 2016.
Early submission opens on Monday, June 6 at noon.

unnamed-1Nitehawk Cinema’s fourth annual Nitehawk Shorts Festival features six days of short films under twenty-minutes with our Opening Nite, Music Driven, Art Seen, Midnite, and weekend Matinee screenings. The festival also includes an opening night celebration and Filmmakers’ Gathering in our bar, Lo-Res. Programs consist of short films in all forms (animation, documentary, narrative, non-narrative, artist films, music videos, horror) by local, national, and international filmmakers.

The mission of the Nitehawk Shorts Festival is to highlight exceptional short-form film and videos by artists and filmmakers. The Festival’s main slate programming features a range of filmmakers, from emerging film school students to Academy Award nominees, in curated screenings that prioritize conversations between the films over categorical listings. With a focus on those working in New York, the Nitehawk Shorts Festival provides a platform for local, national, and international filmmakers to encourage an engagement with new audiences and to establish a dialogue with the New York/Brooklyn film community.

Huffington Post Arts & Culture is the Media Sponsor for the 2016 Nitehawk Shorts Festival and will provide the inaugural Huffington Post Impact Award.

The Nitehawk Shorts Festival is sponsored by Heard City. Festival prizes include post-production sound services by Heard City, post-production coloring services by Nice Shoes, an equipment donation by Panavision, pro-accounts from Vimeo, and a gift certificate from B&H. Full prize announcement information coming in June.

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