Cinema New York City is a Film Festival which annually takes place online.

Next event date for online session:
July 12th-13th 2021
Event Date

The main goal of Cinema New York City is to present the most exciting and inspiring new works on film being made today.
And equally, to promote an understanding and appreciation of the world through moving pictures.

Awards are determined by a jury of industry veterans.
Awards are given in these categories for cinematic excellence:
- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Feature
- Best Documentary Feature
- Discovery Award
- Best Short
- Best Short
- Best Music Video

Rules & Terms

The Cinema New York City will take place online

1. Submission Deadlines
Submissions will be accepted from FilmFreeway.

2. Submission Eligibility
- There is no premiere policy for short films and music videos.
- Works-in-progress and films with distribution are accepted.

3. Premiere Status
- There is no Premiere policy for short films and music videos, they may have screened at other Festivals and/or online.

4. Submission Fee
All submissions for Cinema New York City are to be paid by credit card. The submission fee is non-refundable.

5. Selection of Films
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
- Quality of narrative and production values
- Independent nature of the production

6. Scheduling
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of Cinema New York City. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, USA reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.

7. Festival Awards
Jury prizes for Feature Films: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Discovery Awards, Best USA Film.

Overall Rating
  • Festival Director, Vosili Pankov, and the entire staff at CNYC run a solid show. Their dedication is on a par with filmmakers whose dedication is second to none. Thank you for the opportunity! GS. Face Painters

    July 2021
  • susan lim

    Amazing first experience with Cinema New York, great communication and exposure, thank you !

    July 2021
  • david glossberg

    So happy to have been part of the festival and so very honored for such recognition for the film. Thank you for such a positive experience and looking forward to more in person events soon!!!

    November 2020
  • Stephen Mills

    Cinema New York was very attentive to my film and helped make sure the technical issues were all cleared. I would have liked to be at the screening with them. They love film and love NYC and so do I as 1/3 of the film takes place there. It was a good match. They even recommended my film to other festivals. They care about their films and filmmakers. Stephen Keep Mills, writer/director "Love is not Love" Best Romance Film

    November 2020
  • Christopher Maggard

    Such a professional and yet friendly film festival. Everyone was so gracious and kind..

    November 2020