Some of Our Festival's Perks




The World of Independent Filmmaking

Independent cinema is getting more and more relevant in the world, as the accessibility to achieve greatness no longer involves gatekeepers! Filmmaking is entering a renaissance, and we're here to be a part of it.


To Clarify, the Process is Simple


Submit your work to our panel of filmmakers, writers, and producers


Our panel makes their official selections for the semi finalists


From there, the jury votes on the semi-finalists, to determine who will make it through to the finalist category.

The Festival

The finalists are all invited to attend the competition event: Network, grow and showcase their work to the industry attendance


At the end of the event, our awards ceremony presents the winners in each respective category 

In Addition, The Opportunity

In conclusion, our festival is a chance to bring value to you and your amazing work! We're here to help grow and develop the careers of talented filmmakers. Through panels, networking, awards, project growth and information.



So what are you waiting for? Submit your work to the New York Independent Film Festival today! And bring your film the love it deserves!

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The New York Independent Film Festival Is Going Into Its 4th Year

We love filmmaking. Let’s be real for a second. We work to make NYIFF an opportunity filled with value on every level for independent filmmakers. From panels, to awards, to networking, to experience: We want everyone involved to get something amazing out of these immersive 72 hours. We hope you love what we’ve created and we hope you continue to thrive along your filmmaking path!