2nd Annual Conch Shell International Film Festival welcomes entries from Caribbean and Diaspora creators

Queens, NY, January 15, 2022 –(PR.com)– Conch Shell Productions is currently accepting applications for the second Conch Shell International Film Festival 2022 (CSIFF 2022) which will take place August 26-28, 2022 online at Filmocracy.com’s festival streaming platform. The festival will feature films, workshops, networking events, script readings and masterclasses. The normal submission deadline is April 15, 2022. The late submission deadline is June 3, 2022. Visit conchshelliff.com for a submission link.

Conch Shell International Film Festival (CSIFF) was founded by actress/screenwriter/producer Magaly Colimon-Christopher. The festival promotes short films and screenplays written by artists from the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora. For the second year in a row, industry sponsor Filmocracy will provide a safe and interactive online film festival experience for filmmakers and attendees; and Award Sponsor, Final Draft (industry leader in screenwriting software) will commemorate the achievements of the winners with software awards.

The festival is looking for 1-minute to 30-minute films from aspiring independent filmmakers, student shorts, and short television scripts/pilot scripts. This year’s festival showcases independent and student films that inspire social change.

Eligibility criteria:

Short films that have been screened at previous festivals between 2010 and 2021 are eligible for jury and/or audience awards.

Categories include: narrative (all genres), documentary, animation, web series, micro-shorts, music videos, mixed media and experimental films.

The films under consideration are written or directed by the Caribbean diaspora or Caribbean artists

Scenarios: Any genre; 40 pages maximum

Filmmaker Reviews of Conch Shell Int’l Film Fest 2021:
“It was seamless, immersive, and jam-packed! We came out much more enriched than we went in. Communication and networking weren’t there! Even though they had tech support, we didn’t need it. Hospitality was amazing. Overall quality, fantastic. Our movie, Sweet Rind, even won 2 awards including People’s Choice!!!” – JR Roache, “Sweet Crust”

“This first edition has been carefully thought out from the start. It was an absolutely amazing experience to be part of the selection and to meet everyone involved. Congratulations!” -Wally Fall, “Plowing the Stars”

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