The 7th Annual International New York Film Festival, (INYFF) will be held in June 2021 in the heart of New York City, TIMES SQUARE! The INYFF is rapidly becoming one of NYC's most exclusive, trendy festivals where all ages of filmmakers as well as celebrities and stars are in attendance!

This year will also include an online screening event with the LIVE Times Square NYC festival. Now, friends, family, cast and crew who aren't able to attend the live event can be part of the online screening festival which will also give us the opportunity to show more films as well.

NOW, screenplay award winners will receive a DISTRIBUTION AWARD! Winning a distribution award will help you raise the funding needed to produce your screenplay into a feature film. Once investors know you have a distribution deal in place it will make it easier to obtain the funding you need to fulfill your dream!

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.

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 Deadlines.

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 semi-finalist or official selections are screened but are qualified for all awards and distribution deals.


Send Posters to;
P.O. BOX 35

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

Films must have been made between 2010 and 2020.

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.


It is up to the filmmaker to keep on top of all notifications and emails sent about the INYFF 2020.

Overall Rating
  • Amazing festival. Thank you for Selecting our project “Still Got The Juice “

    December 2020
  • Nadira Murray

    Highly recommended! Awesome festival. This year the festival was online - the communication was great and it was real fun! Thanks to the organisers!

    August 2020
  • Milla Spivey

    This festival was able to pull off its program for 2020 online in spite of COVID! For which I'm grateful because it was an opportunity to connect with other filmmakers virtually and get to know people and their work. Also a program like that is a good way to keep learning about film. Shout out to the organizers, they did a great job with communication and overall supporting true indie work!

    July 2020
  • David Fowler

    I very much enjoyed this festival! Thank you for everything!

    July 2020
  • International New York Film Festival is amazing. I recommend that every film maker submit their work. The Wienerland team is honored to have been a part the festival.

    July 2020