Now Open For Submissions

 2021 REQUIREMENTS

  • We prefer films NOT screen in New York City prior to our festival. We factor in previous screenings in New York City when determining our selection. 

  • We prefer films NOT be available online prior to the festival.

  • Films must have been completed after January 1, 2019

  • Non-English films must have English sub-titles.

  • Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the festival.

  • You may submit more than one film, but you must complete a separate entry form and pay entry fee for each film.

DEADLINES

  • Early Deadline: June 4, 2021

  • Regular Deadline: July 23, 2021 

  • Extended Deadline: August 20, 2021

  • Late Deadline: September 3, 2021

ENTRY FEES

Shorts
Open to all filmmakers based outside New York City (including filmmakers outside the U.S.A). All genres are accepted with total running time under 41 minutes

  • Early Deadline: $39

  • Regular Deadline: $49

  • Late Deadline: $59

  • Extended Deadline: $69

Made in NY
Open to filmmakers based in New York with shorts filmed (principal photography) in one of New York's five boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island). All genres are accepted with total running time under 41 minutes.

 

  • Early Deadline: $39

  • Regular Deadline: $49

  • Late Deadline: $59

  • Extended Deadline: $69

  • Entry fees are non-refundable

  • Entries will not be viewed without entry fee payment

SELECTION

  • Film selection for the festival will be made by the screening committee.

  • All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance. 

AWARDS

Canadian Screen Awards Qualifying

  • Best of Fest

  • Best International

  • Best Drama

  • Best Comedy

  • Best Animation

  • Best Documentary

  • Best Experimental

  • Best Sci-Fi

  • Best Horror

  • Best Music Video

  • Best Web Series

If any award category does not meet the standard deemed award worthy by the judges, it’s possible there will be no award given in that category.