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 CLOSED FOR ENTRIES
OPENS APRIL 2, 2023

 REQUIREMENTS

  • Films must NOT screen in New York's five boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island) prior to our festival. 

  • We prefer films NOT screen in New York's five boroughs prior to our festival. We will factor in previous screenings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island when determining a films selection.

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

  • Films must have been completed after January 1, 2022

  • 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: May 26, 2023

  • Regular Deadline: July 14, 2023 

  • Extended Deadline: August 11, 2023

  • Late Deadline: September 1, 2023

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 40 minutes or less.

  • Early Deadline: $39

  • Regular Deadline: $49

  • Extended Deadline: $59

  • Late 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 40 minutes or less.

 

  • Early Deadline: $39

  • Regular Deadline: $49

  • Extended Deadline: $59

  • Late Deadline: $69

  • Entry fees are non-refundable

  • Entries will not be watched without entry fee payment

SELECTION

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

  • Filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance. 

AWARDS

Canadian Screen Awards Qualifying

  • Grand Prize 

  • Best International

  • Best Drama

  • Best Comedy

  • Best Animation

  • Best Documentary

  • Best Experimental

  • Best Sci-Fi

  • Best Horror

  • Best Music Video

  • Best Web Series

  • Halyna Hutchins Cinematography Award

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. 

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