CINEMAFEST is NOT your ordinary film festival! YOU want to succeed as an Indies filmmaker and THIS festival will give you the KNOWLEDGE and POWER to get your work out there. CINEMAFEST is not just a film festival where your project is screened but a mega workshop/seminar with INSIDERS INFORMATION AND SECRETS NEVER BEFORE MADE PUBLIC UNTIL NOW!

Supported by filmmakers who attend, this is a festival about YOU and YOUR work! Not Hollywood hype and celebrity guest which ultimately get you nowhere but realistic means to not only get your money back from producing your film but making a profit as well.

CINEMAFEST will give YOU the edge to be successful. SUBMIT YOUR FILM NOW TO BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY TO BEING A SUCCESSFUL FILMMAKER NOT JUST A WANT-TO-BE!

FIRST PLACE WINNERS receive WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION of their film on ALL MAJOR DIGITAL PLATFORMS "with" DVD"S in all major stores! We are seeking films of all genre, drama, comedy, horror, thrillers, etc., shorts, music videos, documentaries and features. You may enter as many films and as often as you wish . CINEMAFEST 2019 OCTOBER FEST will be held OCTOBER 26.

WORKSHOP/SEMINAR during event! "What Every Filmmaker Needs to Know" and " SECRETS OF FILM DISTRIBUTION AND SELF-DISTRIBUTION! Also, SECRETS OF FILM FESTIVALS! YOU do not want to miss the CINEMAFEST!

We expect our filmmakers to attend and support Cinemafest.

Executive Director DIANA LENSKA is NOT ONLY an award winning independent filmmaker and Content Licensing Agent for a well established film and music distribution company with worldwide platforms for your movie but also an executive with power to sign distribution deals for our winners. She has spent over five years behind the scenes working in every area of film making including distribution and self-distribution.

DISTRIBUTION AWARDS for First place winners!! Screening of your film at the Carriage House Cinema and award certificate.

Second and Third place winners certificates and winners laurels. Potential distribution contracts offered to some 2nd and 3rd place winners.

1. Shorts and Features of any genre. No porn.
2. Films made from 2011 to the present.
3. Filmmakers must own or have obtained any and all rights to music and screenplay.
4. 2 DVD's and /or Blu-Ray MUST be submitted immediately after submitting your film through FilmFreeway.
5. A poster must be provided. (POSTER SIZE 22 X 28 or 24 x 36)

DVD and Blu-Rays with posters are to be mailed to:
CINEMAFEST
P.O. Box 373
Ellington, NY 14732

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  • Dave Orvis

    This is a fine festival for any writer wishing to submit a screenplay, and you won't wait forever to see how you fare. The festival coordinator does an excellent job.

    September 2019
  • Toby Yarbrough

    This is one of the greatest film festival out there I would recommend this for any one who has a film.

    September 2019
  • GimEnez Bros.

    We are very happy and delighted with this magnificent award, it is great news and gives us a lot of strength and energy to keep working.
    Congratulations for your fantastic and very good festival, absolute success of organization, we are impressed and wish you can fulfill many more editions.
    Thank you so much,
    Juan and Toni Giménez Cerezo (GimEnez Bros.)

    September 2019
  • Eric Sollars

    Professional and very competitive contest. Honored to be a winner in the screenplay contest. Will enter again.

    September 2019
  • I'm still at a loss for words as to what my experience was like with this fest. It was quaint, but so informative. I'm honored by the reception 'Upstate Story' received and the lessons I learned from some of the shops offered. Thank you SO much and I look forward to submitting to this fest again.

    June 2018