New York Shorts International Film Festival is one of the largest showcases of short films in North America.

New York Shorts provides a showcase for emerging and established independent filmmakers from around the world. The festival has become a career stepping stone, establishing a tradition of discovering and promoting filmmakers who have gone on to be Academy Awards Nominees. Last year's film line-up included the Oscar-nominated short 'Animal Behaviour' directed by Alison Snowden and David Fine.


New York Shorts 2019 'Best of Fest' winner "The Neighbors' Window" is this years' OSCAR® WINNER for Live-Action Short Film. We congratulate director Marshall Curry and his team.

2020 Academy Award® NOMINEE Documentary Short Subject 

The New York Times Op-Docs 'Walk Run Cha-Cha' by Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt

NY Shorts offers short-form filmmakers an ideal platform to screen their film and gain recognition in the heart of New York City.


NY Shorts premiered Ricky Gervais ‘Derek” in 2012, which became a popular British television show written, directed and starring Ricky Gervais. The series is now available on Netflix.


NY Shorts events include receptions, as well as workshops with industry experts and top filmmaking professionals sharing their practical advice to attending filmmakers. The heart of the festival is the quality and scope of extraordinary film programming to enthusiastic audiences in the vibrant filmmaking enclave of New York City.

NY Shorts believes that short-form cinema and its creators should have their own premiere film festival in New York deserving similar recognition given to the feature film and its creators.

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