Entering its sixth year, The International New York Film Festival, (INYFF) is rapidly becoming one of NYC's most exclusive, trendy festival where all ages of filmmakers as well as celebrities and stars are in attendance!

This year we have added guaranteed screening slots for approved shorts where you know at the time of your submission that your film IS chosen and WILL be screened in NYC! Films must meet minimal HD technical and audio specs to qualify. No porn or excessive violence.

This year the INYFF introduced the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD "The Venus Trophy", a magnificent 4 pound gleaming gold winged goddess nearly 12". Presented this year to DANNY AIELLO during the award ceremony. Each year now to be given to an A or B list actor or industry pro with a history of film achievement.

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
  • Fabulous. Hope to be there again in the near future!

    September 2019
  • Esteban Carbajal

    Thank you, The International New York Film Festival
    Your team is very well managed, organizer and responsive,
    Helpful to the participants and what’s most important part in the film festival’s, global exposure.
    I highly recommended!

    August 2019
  • My experience with the fest was very nice. I admired the location for not only geographical reasons, but the venue itself was quite unique. Cost for submission was quite fair compared to what other venues charge in the field. I'm extremely honored that my film 'Upstate Story' took home the award for 'Best Narrative Feature.' I'll definitely be back with future films.

    July 2019
  • It was great to kick off our festival run premiering in NYC. Made really great connections. Grateful for the award of BEST NYC SHORT for our work among other great pieces of art. And thankful to Diana for all the hard work making this possible.

    June 2019
  • The International New York Film Festival was great! This was a super opportunity to network. I was able to meet lasting friends from around the world.

    June 2019