Lit On Film

From the stacks at Strand to the screen at Nitehawk, we invite you to reinvent the classics!

Strand Book Store and Nitehawk Cinema (Williamsburg) are launching our first-ever film festival, and we want to see your literary adaptations. You're invited to submit an original 10-minute short film, adapted from a written work, to this debut festival in Brooklyn.

Your film will be reviewed and ranked by a panel of expert judges from the entertainment industry. Ten (10) finalists will be selected to share their creations on the big screen at Nitehawk Cinema on August 16th at 7pm. Following the screenings, five (5) awards will be presented in select categories (see below) at an awards ceremony and conversation hour where you can also mix and mingle with your fellow film lovers!

One Winner Will Be Awarded Per Category:

Best Screenplay
Best Director
Best Editor
Best Actor (all genders)
Best Film

Official Submission Rules Submit Your Film
Five (5) winners will be selected from ten (10) finalists by our panel of judges. Winners will receive a prize of one $25 gift card to Strand and a tote bag of bookish goods. There is no submission fee.

Submissions are due June 30th.

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