Bedford Falls Film Festival is a two day celebration of black and white cinema taking place at a very vintage and vibrant NYC venue. The founders wanted to pay homage to an earlier time in theater where gents such as Jimmy Stewart and Jimmy Durante were captivating cinema goers. The founders believe that there is an audience in the twentieth century that longs to see Hollywood legends on screen, and they want to give them a glimpse back into those golden days.
Film submissions must not be available online from the moment of selection through the time of festival screening.
Any submission must be at least 80% filmed in black and white, otherwise, they will be automatically disqualified.
Films of a taboo nature (incest, porn, highly sexual or abuse of animals or children) are not accepted.
We do not accept rough cuts or work in progress.
All international films submitted must have English subtitles.
You may submit to Bedford Falls Film Festival while having submitted to other festivals.
We accept films in the following categories with no length restrictions: Romance, Sci Fi, Horror, Youth, Comedy, Documentary, International, and LGBT. Further, we will also be accepting the following: News reels, youth films, TV episodes and web series.
All filmmakers must secure any and all necessary licenses or permits associated with showing said film.
Youths wishing to submit films must fall within the age bracket of 10-17. All content must be created and filmed solely by said filmmaker.
All submissions are to be done directly through FilmFreeway. If your film is selected, we will contact you about press kits and screeners.
No refunds are to be given on entry fees.