August 10-12, 2021
CALL FOR ENTRIES: SCRIPTED AND UNSCRIPTED FILMS & WEB/TV SERIES
This festival's screening dates were originally cancelled due to Covid-19 in 2020. The festival screenings have now been incorporated into The BeBop Hotel Festival that will take place on August 10-12, 2021 in Poughkeepsie, New York- about 90 minutes north of New York City. Please visit beboptv.com/hotel-festival for additional festival details.
Dates & Deadlines (Now Closed)
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Notification Date: January 22, 2020
Festival Date: June 4 – 7, 2020
Location: Harlem, New York
The BeBop Channel Content Festival is a unique festival that rewards our Officially Selected films and web/tv series with Stock Grants. We select films and web/television series of all lengths and genres that demonstrate, in the spirit of multi-cultural expression, themes and topics of relevance to the new Harlem- the most globally recognized American community spanning the past 100 years!
The 2020 festival will take place in multiple locations in Harlem over a four day period in June, including outdoor events and screenings in the heart of the "Mecca". The Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Office Building, Imagine, and Paris Blues are just a few of the selected venues of the festival!
Eligible selections will appear on The BeBop Channel and its associated platforms.
Awards & Prizes
All Official Selections over 7 minutes are eligible to receive 4,000 shares of The BeBop Channel Corporation stock in the form of Restricted Stock Grants as part of a Licensing Agreement and Category Winners are eligible receive Award Certificates. Works under 7 minutes are eligible to receive 1,500 shares and filmmakers with collections accepted to the festival are eligible to receive a custom combination of shares.
Rules & Terms
NOTE: We do Not Discern Between Formats During the Submission Process i.e., films vs web series, features vs shorts, or animation etc.. However, we do make those distinctions when we present our awards. We accept works of all genres and formats for consideration in the categories of:
Works can be submitted regardless of when they were completed.
Submissions do not have to be premieres to be selected for exhibition.
Non-English projects must contain English subtitles if selected for
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
ALL SUBMITTERS MUST AGREE TO:
1) Submit via the FilmFreeway screener directly or linking to Vimeo. YOUTUBE submissions (even via the FilmFreeway screener) are not accepted.
2) Be subject to a 10 day window to decline The BeBop Channel Stock Grant/License Agreement which will be emailed to Official Selections. (Declining the agreement/grant will not affect Official Selection Status)
3) Official Selections proceeding with Stock Grant/License Agreements receive 4,000 shares (over 7 minutes) or 1,500 shares (under 7 minutes) or a custom combination of shares for filmmaker collections, of restricted company stock and the agreements expire December 31, 2023. The agreements are non-exclusive-- meaning that filmmakers may distribute their films on other platforms with an exception a public Youtube account.
4) Make your film(s) available for download by the festival until June 15, 2020, should the film(s) be accepted.
Applicant(s) must have the legal ownership right to participate in
If your submission is selected for screening, you agree to provide
the festival with promotional materials such as stills and bios.
The BeBop Channel Corporation is hereby granted the right to utilize
promotional materials and excerpts from any film accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The SUBMITTER shall indemnify and hold harmless The BeBop Channel Corporation, and its affiliates and employees from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving
copyright, trademark, credits, publicity and screening.
Contact Festival Staff at for questions.