The International New York Film Festival, (INYFF) is A SCREENING FESTIVAL. We are interested not just in films with potential commercial success but films of artistic merit and scope.

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.

Due to numerous requests from filmmakers to make our festival a summer festival we are changing the yearly festival to June starting in 2018! The INYFF, starting the end of December will make monthly announcements of Official Selections so those chosen have more time to plan on attending if able and having their Official Selection Laurels early to help promote their film project.

The INYFF has become more aware of the issues that an Indie filmmaker encounters in getting their work to be seen. Award winners in the INYFF will have the chance for screening of their film in other areas and small theaters.

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

Digital submission only through FilmFreeway. Selected Films will be notified and given sufficient time to have film made into the required format for screening.

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

There will be an award presentation event.

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. Screenings of BEST of each category. Potential distribution.

BEST of each category receives the INYFF Trophy. Each film selected will also receive screening.

Second Place, Silver Award and screening.

Certificates of Merit will be awarded to films that show exceptional potential in their film work. Not all Merit winners will be screened.

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