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® "New York Shorts International Film Festival" is a registered trademark 

OPEN FOR ENTRIES

2020 REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Films must NOT have screened in New York City prior to our festival.

  • Films must have been completed after January 1, 2019

  • All non-English films must have English sub-titles.

  • Films must be submitted via online screener.

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

  • Do not send stills or press kits.  If your film is selected we will ask you to provide us a still image at that time.

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

DEADLINES

  • Early Deadline: January 17, 2020

  • Regular Deadline: February 28, 2020 

  • Late Deadline: March 27, 2020

  • Extended Deadline: April 17, 2020

ENTRY FEES

Shorts
Open to all filmmakers based outside New York City. All genres are accepted with total running time under 45 minutes

  • Early Deadline: $39

  • Regular Deadline: $49

  • Late Deadline: $59

  • Extended Deadline: $69

Made in NYC 
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 45 minutes.

 

  • Early Deadline: $35

  • Regular Deadline: $45

  • Late Deadline: $55

  • Extended Deadline: $65

  • 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

  • Best of Fest

  • Best International

  • Best Drama

  • Best Comedy

  • Best Animation

  • Best Documentary

  • Best Experimental

  • Best Music Video

  • Best Web Series

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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.