Have your film screened in beautiful WESTERN NEW YORK!
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! With 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. 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 2022 will be held July 16 and 17.
SILVER AND MERIT AWARDS will also receive a distribution offer. Diana Lenska, Festival Director becomes award winners agent for distribution.

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. This is a retreat, workshop, screening, awards event FOR filmmakers, cast, crew and family.

Starting in 2022 Cinemafest will hold both a LIVE festival and an ONLINE version.

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 2010 to the present.

3. Filmmakers must own or have obtained any and all rights to music and screenplay.

4. WE NOW ACCEPT DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OF ALL ALL FEATURES AND SHORTS. Features no larger then a 3 GB MP4 file. Shorts under 1 GB MP4 files.

5. A poster must be provided. (POSTER SIZE 22 X 28 or 24 x 36)

Posters are to be mailed to:
CINEMAFEST
P.O. Box 373
Ellington, NY 14732

Overall Rating
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  • This was an interesting festival! Glad to have participated. Thank you La Santera

    January 2022
  • Stephen Mills

    CINEMAFEST is performing the task of Sisyphus--keeping in upward motion the heavy rock of festival management. It's a steep hill and they have all the energy necessary to successfully meet the desires of both filmmakers and viewers. They keep it simple and balanced, don't try to bite off more than they can chew, and I feel so rewarded that among their seven selected features mine has been given a place. Stephen Keep Mills, writer/director Love is not Love

    August 2021
  • Steven Lifshey

    It was an honor to be a part of the 2021 festival, and very exciting for "Life on Pause" to win the Gold Award for BEST SHORT.

    August 2021
  • Such an honor to be included in this year's lineup! Especially among so many wonderful entries. Thank you for a great experience, CINEMAFEST!

    July 2021
  • Bryan Huynh

    Thank you CinemaFest for being great and kindly gesture. It's an honor to be part of 2021 festival for my short film and screenplay of Tomorrow Never Came.

    July 2021