The Dominican Film Festival 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 organized by Cine Art Entertainment Productions Inc. and is responsible for the management and organization of the Festival.

2. The 10th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York will take place in September 2021 in the AMC Theater, Manhattan.

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 thanSaturday, April 30, 2019 11:59pm (EST)

5. The entry must be accompanied by a DVD screener or 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, 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 in New York is a project of Cine Art Entertainment Productions and is legally protected by New York City Law.

Overall Rating
  • It was an amazing experience!!!! I enjoyed myself along with my family and it was a night I will never forget! Thank you Armando!

    May 2020
  • Reyvin Grullon

    Excellent Festival, very good communications

    August 2019
  • Glenís Hunter

    Had such a blast. Opening night was absolutely incredible. Did some great networking and caught some amazing films.

    August 2019
  • Ayerim Villanueva

    I wasn't able to attend to the festival but they were very professional in their communication with me and some of my friend went and gave it me good reference about the screening. I hope to attend next year.

    August 2018
  • Francisco Rojas

    Excellent. An affable and cordial treatment, very good communication from the organizing committee.

    August 2018