The Dominican Film Festival in New York and New Jersey celebrates the best in Dominican Cinema with the goal to enrich the artistic experience of New York's diverse cultural audience.

The Dominican Film Festival's mission is to promote the new generation of Dominican filmmakers as well as the established one, its film industry, and to strengthen the vital and expanding economic and cultural relationship with the United States.

We also aim to keep New York City audiences informed about the Dominican Cinema and its relation to the history, politics and social life of this country, as treated by the film makers, through the subjects and aesthetic approach they focus on.

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Documentary
Best Short Made in the Dominican Republic
Best Short Made in the Diaspora
Audience Choice Award
Special Jury Mention

1. The Dominican Film Festival in New York (DFFNYC) is a project of Latin Film Festivals Alliance (LAFFA) and is organized by Cine Art Entertainment Productions Inc. and is responsible for the management and organization of the Festival.

2. The 13th Annual Dominican Film Festival will take place in November in New York and New Jersey

3. The festival’s program will include (program subject to change):

- Main Showcase of Dominican Film - Fiction
_ Main Showcase Documentary
- Dominican Films from the Diaspora
- Dominican Women in Film
- Short Films- Big Story
- Volver a Mirar
- Family Day
- Retrospective
- Tribute
- Special Presentations
- Panels
- Master Classes
- Workshops

4. Completed entry must be submitted by no later than SEPTEMBER 6 , 2024 11:59pm (EST)

5. The entry must be accompanied by a Downloadable Link, print quality movie stills, high-resolution production photos, official film poster, and a complete Press Kit including synopsis, director’s photograph and biography. INCOMPLETE APPLICATION WILL NO BE ACCEPTED.

6. The films for the program are selected by the festival’s committee. If selected, the film producer or director must provide a movie trailer. The festival organizer reserves the right to select the films. Submitted films shall remain with Festival organization until the Festival concludes.

7. Sender of the film accepts to pay the cost of delivery to our office. Costs for returning the films to the entrant will be covered by the Festival and it will be returned to the address indicated by the entrant no later than two weeks once the festival is over.

8. The following media formats will be accepted for selected festival films: (2) Blu-ray DVDs with English/Spanish subtitles and a Digital File copy, ProRes format preferred, with English/Spanish subtitles.

9. All films must complete the entry form in order to be accepted into the festival and with all the promotional material necessary.

10. By submitting to the Dominican Film Festival in New York and New Jersey, all participants accept these rules and regulations and give the right to the festival organizers to use the image and sound/ music of the selected film for marketing purposes.

11. The Dominican Film Festival is a project of Cine Art Entertainment Productions and is legally protected by New York City Law.

Overall Rating
  • James Garcia Sotomayor

    This was a wonderful and unforgettable film festival! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Our film Tú y Yo en Queens was recognized with an award for best actor for Mario Peguero. We are very grateful to Armando and his entire team. We can't wait to return in the near future.

    November 2023
  • I absolutely love this festival, great place to showcase your talents, great place to network!

    November 2023
  • I’m so thankful for the film festival. By far the best we have ever encountered in our film business.

    November 2023
  • Gracias por selecionar nuestra pelicula. We Loved it. The festival had press photographer and mixers every day, that is important for connecting with professionals in the industry. The people in charge made sure we got taken care of. The activities are exciting and interesting. The theaters are A class, they make sure the projections are perfect. It was a real pleasure to feel safe and secure that our films were going to be perfectly shown free of issues because the team is formed by professionals and know what they were doing. Thank you so much!

    November 2022
  • Fun festival that brings together a great community of filmmakers. Thanks for having us!

    December 2021