The mission of the Concourse Film Festival is to offer engaging and entertaining programs of cinema, while also presenting the best independent films in the country... in the heart of New York City.
As a platform for independent filmmaking, creative expression and immersive entertainment, The Concourse supports emerging and established voices, strives to discover award-winning filmmakers, curate innovative and interactive experiences, and introduces new ideas through panels, premieres, exhibitions, and live performances.
The Concourse Film Festival is part of an organization dedicated to supporting films and the artists who create them by providing a creative forum for exchange and discovery with the public.

The VIEWER'S CHOICE will be awarded to the film that IS MOST voted by attending audience members.
Winner of the VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD will be featured and specifically highlighted in all our social media.
Further prizes will be announced.

General Rules:

1.) Films Submitted will not be returned.

2.) Multiple versions of the same film will not be considered.

3.) Only the first submitted version of a film will be considered.

4.) If the submitted film does not play, CFF will make an attempt to contact the applicant based on the contact information supplied at the time of submission in order to obtain a replacement. If a replacement is not available, CFF reserves the right to disqualify the film without refunding the submission fees.

5.) CFF will attempt, but is under no obligation, to view a submission that arrives after the designated deadline without refund of the submission fee.

6.) Submitted films that qualify based on the regulations and eligibility requirements stated here will be seen by CFF programming staff and be considered equally with all other submissions.

7.) CFF reserves the right to disqualify any film for non-payment of the submission fee. CFF will attempt to contact the applicant based on the contact information supplied at the time of submission in order to resolve non-payment status.

8.) CFF is under no obligation to provide comments regarding submitted films to any applicant. The festival is not responsible for any internal comments obtained by the applicant regarding their film.

9.) Students (under 18)
We encourage students (under 18) to submit films to our festival. Special rates exist.

10.) Filmmakers are encouraged to attend the festival although attendance is not required.

11.) Submissions must be made through

12.) Upon acceptance of your film, a file, DVD or Blu-Ray Disc will be required and additional information will need to be provided in a press kit or through email with Writer, Director, Cast, and additional information.

13.) Work can be submitted via online streaming.

14.) Short Films and Short Documentaries must be between 3 – 45 minutes maximum.

15.) Films in any language other than English must be subtitled in English.

Overall Rating
  • Richard Troche

    Great Festival! They screened our film Bronx River and they were open-minded to looking at all art created by Latinos.

    October 2023
  • I wish they do not divide Asia with Japan and China in the festival website next year. It's been gone since 80s.
    And hope they will add their name in imdb soon.

    December 2020
  • Carlos Renaso

    The Concourse Film Festival does a great job of promoting filmmakers' work and sharing their experiences. I'll definitely be submitting my next project! Thank you!

    November 2020
  • Thanks for accepting my film. Good luck with your festival and your team..

    November 2020
  • antonio de la cruz

    Second time at the festival. Festival is growing and making strides. Keep up the good work.

    November 2020