International Film Festival
3rd Annual Festival coming Sept. 18-20, 2020
Martin W. Kappel Theater, Norwich, NY
Submissions Now Accepted
Welcome to the Twin Tiers International Film Festival
The Twin Tiers International Film Festival is dedicated to finding and encouraging new filmmakers to showcase their films and let their voices be heard. We will foster an engaging and inspiring atmosphere in a truly historic setting with small town flair.
Every film submitted to us will be viewed start to finish and graded by our judging panel of industry professionals. Our goal is to show as many films as possible across all film genres of any length. We have a big heart for local film and encourage local filmmakers to submit their work regardless of experience.
The Twin Tiers International Film Festival is an official partner with the World Film Fair. The top-rated films screening with us will also screen at the World Film Fair in front of the fair's group of producers and distributors giving filmmakers who submit with us a great potential avenue to be recognized while only paying one low submission fee (ours)!
We know how hard the festival circuit can be. We are filmmakers ourselves. We want to invite you to our festival where we will strive to put the filmmakers and their films first. We will have strong networking events to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to discuss their work with other filmmakers. Our workshops will provide additional knowledge of various film making areas from things like writing screenplays to budgeting and funding. Each of our filmmakers will have a chance to discuss their work in our audience talkbacks. It is about the films and the filmmaker. Come and spend some time with us and get ready to leave inspired!
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Date and Times
September 18-20, 2020
Time: To be Determined
Film Submission Categories
Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, International (feature or short), Student (feature or short), Horror Feature, Horror Short, Drama/Thriller Feature, Sci-Fi/Action Feature, Drama/Thriller Short, Sci-Fi/Action Short, Comedy Feature, Comedy Short, Local (feature or short), Family Friendly, Made in NY
Run time for Feature Films is any film over 40 mins. Shorts are 39:59 and less.
Unproduced Written Screenplay Submissions
Short Screenplays are 50 pages or less
Feature Screenplays are 51 pages or more
For a complete list of competition rules and award listings, please click here.
2020 Special Guests and Events
We strive to schedule events that educate both aspiring filmmakers and the general public interested in film-related education. Our workshops provide both learning and networking opportunities that are hosted by field experts such as college professors, Hollywood talent or experienced individuals. Past examples include:
- Screenwriting Workshop hosted by Ithaca College Professor Jack Bryant
- Cinematography Workshop hosted by Syracuse University Professor Alex Mendez Giner
- Hollywood Acting Jobs Workshop hosted by professional actor Phillip E. Walker
- Awards Presentation and meet and greet with Hollywood Actor Jon Donahue
Check back for updates as we schedule them.
Where we are located
Martin W. Kappel Theater
Chenango Arts Council
27 West Main St.
Norwich, NY 13815
If you have any questions about anything in the festival (submission policies, awards, venue, etc.) please ask them! We are more than happy to assist you! Also, if you have any comments or recommendations we'd also love to hear from you!
Festival Mailing Address:
PO Box 72
Brackney, PA 18812
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