Movie Submissions Around the Corner – River Journal Online – News for Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Irvington, Ossining, Briarcliff Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, Cortlandt and Peekskill


In the month since co-founders Taylor White, Matt Verboys and Dale Cunningham announced the Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival (SHIFF), which will take place in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown from October 10 to 13, they have returned with stakes. exciting updates.

The official website of the Festival ( will kick off the week of February 11 and begin accepting feature and short film submissions. “We’re excited to start seeing what we know to be an amazing area of ​​projects,” said Matt Verboys. “The only requirement for creative content will be that the film must somehow touch the unknown.” Dale Cunningham adds: “Anything that has a hint of the supernatural, from fantasy to horror to comedy, will be considered.”

The awards will go from Best Picture to Best Director, Best Breakthrough Performance, Best Score and more.

“We really want to honor the deep and historic source of creativity that Sleepy Hollow has been for writers of all stripes through the ages, and that includes screenwriters a lot,” said Taylor White. “We are therefore delighted to announce that SHIFF has also included a non-produced screenplay competition. “

Anyone can submit their non-produced screenplays through the website and the winner will receive a prize for the best non-produced screenplay at the festival.

Both film and screenplay submissions will be screened and read by SHIFF’s selection committee, which includes industry-recognized filmmakers and writers.

For more information on SHIFF, visitwww.sleepyhollowfilmfest.comand read for more updates!

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