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Deadline July 8


Now accepting film submissions for 2022 festival.

Now in its 11th year, New York Shorts International Film Festival is the largest short film festival on the East Coast.

A qualifying film festival for the Canadian Screen Awards, presented by The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Canadian Screen Awards 2022 eligible festivals, rules & regulations  > HERE 


Last years festival featured 7 days IN-PERSON of exceptional international and USA cinema.  Over 300 films were part of our 2021 Official Selection, making New York Shorts the largest short film festival in America on the East Coast. The festival has established a tradition of discovering filmmakers who have gone on to receive industry accolades.

New York Shorts is committed to bringing the theatrical experience back to New York City. The festival has established a reputation amplifying underrepresented voices in short-form cinema from around the globe.


Final Draft, the industry standard in screenwriting is an official sponsor.