The International New York Film Festival, (INYFF) is A SCREENING, AWARD and DISTRIBUTION Festival. First place GOLD AWARD will receive the INYFF trophy, certificate, screening and distribution deal! Opening reception at the Producers Club in NYC and award ceremony and photo op at the end of the INYFF. Distributors will be present at the INYFF 2018! Silver and Merit award winners receive a certificate and the chance to receive a distribution deal.

In the INYFF first time filmmakers with no-budgets to seasoned pros with name talent and multi-million dollar budgets screen together in the most eclectic film festival anywhere in NY and the world. Submit today and become part of the INYFF family.

This year video interviews of our winners will be posted with reviews of their films.

Gold Award distribution winners have the option to accept or refuse the distribution deal. All deliverables must be met including a trailer and the film in a Prores HQ file.

The International New York Film Festival is seeking outstanding filmmakers of all ages. Innovative, creative, unique in their vision. All genre are accepted.

Unfortunately due to the importance of the film submission revenue in operating the Festival we are unable to offer fee waivers. Recognizing the funding challenges that filmmakers face we encourage you to take advantage of the EarlyEarly Bird Deadline and Earlybird deadline.

INYFF Trophy and certificates. First Place GOLD AWARD winners receive a worldwide distribution deal.

BEST of each category receives the INYFF Trophy. Each 1st place award winner receives a distribution deal.

Second Place, Silver Award. Potential distribution. Distributor may choose some silver award winners for a distribution deal.

Certificates of Merit will be awarded to films that show exceptional potential in their film work.

Not all official selections are screened but are qualified for all awards and distribution deals.

Only completed films may be submitted. (No rough cuts).

Films must have been made between 2010 and 2018.

Filmmaker must own all rights to their film and music and/or have secured rights.

Competition is open to U.S. and International entries. International films must be in English or with English subtitle.

There are no refund of fee's.

Overall Rating
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    Lisa N Edwards

    Very professional and great communication! Honoured to be selected for the Silver Prize for Best Screenplay for BLINK.

    January 2018
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    Anthony Harrison

    Thrilled and proud to be part of such a stand-out festival!

    January 2018
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    Roger Slagle

    The New York International film festival is a very professionally managed film festival.

    December 2017
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    Frank Vespe

    Having my screenplay Home in the Hood named an "Official Selection" is cool, but having their staff write back to me ASAP after my "Thanks" email, was amazing. Not many festivals answer that quick, nor answer at all, especially one that has NYC wrtten all over it. Certainly entering next year too.

    November 2017
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    Jagadeesh Santhiappan

    Its not over yet.But im enjoying the voice with professional

    November 2017