Note: Due to the Worldwide Pandemic the International Film Festival Manhattan will be doing Virtual Events happening online (ticketed with limited time) on May 28-30, 2021 (Spring) and October 14-17, 2021 (Autumn) Decision to do so was because of Worldwide uncertainty due to the Virus, Lockdowns and limited travel around the world due to the Pandemic. There is also lack of live events happening in NY. Meanwhile, we plan to do meaningful (for the filmmakers and audience alike) Virtual Events Online.

International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM), now on it's 11th Milestone Year, offers a quality selection of world-class films that will be showcased in a theater in Manhattan New York City, USA. Our programming encompasses all different genres of diverse program. Narrative features, documentaries, shorts and student films from all over the world. We also have a focus on social relevance as part of our programming and our goals.

We are visionaries who believe in the possibilities of New York, the greatest city in the world. We have seen how film, as a powerful medium can make a direct impact on lives or facilitate change. We also have seen the unique diversity of New York's culture and its people. The city's appreciation for film and ability to make things happen. Our vision is to help merge the two, creating an opportunity for filmmakers and artist to showcase their works in New York. Support will be given to all filmmakers to help find their audiences.

IFFM is committed in showcasing entertaining and diverse films in all genres and scope to equal the diversity of New York. It is also committed in exploring all opportunities to promote the artists, his work, his vision, and his cause if he has any, during the showing of the films and the events during the festival.

We are a festival that gives importance to a full Question and Answer (Q&A) portion after each film screening. We believe that filmmakers who attend their screening should be heard and celebrated on stage. We also pride ourselves in having red carpet interview moments during the festival, IFFM is also known for it's full scale Black Tie Opening Night - Awards Night. We give out 20 or more trophies to major awardees during the year.

We will give more than 20 award plaques each year including:
Best Narrative Feature USA, Best Narrative Feature Global, Best Documentary,
Best Short, Best Music Video, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Actor Short, Best Student Film, The Gerry Balasta Award for Best Advocacy, Most Popular Film in IFFM and many more.

All Selected Professional Category Finalists will win either Gold, Silver or Bronze Prize Plaques and a Top Winner of the Professional Category will be honored as well.

There will be 2 Awards Night which will be Online this year on May 2021 (Spring) and October (Autumn) 2021

1) All films must be not older than year 2015.

2) It is encouraged that films be in English or else, Non-English language films must have English subtitles.

3) IFFM New York will be screening online this year.

4) IFFM New York, does not require World Premiere, but appreciates if you notify us if you are either a World Premiere, International Premiere (your first premiere outside your country of origin), North American Premiere or New York Premiere.

5) Entry fees are in U.S. dollars, per film entry and are non-refundable.
Entries without entry fees will be disqualified. IFFM does not give fee waivers. Please refrain from emailing us about fee waivers. Thank you.

6) IFFM will be doing screenings online in 2021. Submitting filmmakers/individuals will be notified by e-mail and thru FilmFreeway anytime in the year 2021.

7) IFFM accepts screening copy - mp4 via FilmFreeway, wetransfer, downloadable via vimeo or google drive.

8) Regarding our IFFM Film Festival Director Awards, a committee will be selecting nominated films but the final awardees will eventually be selected by the International Film Festival Manhattan Film Festival Director. There will be an awards night where the awardees will be honored and IFFM Film Festival Director Award Certificates will be given out. All nominated films/filmmakers will be notified to attend the Awards Night. There will be 2 Awards Night the will be Online this year on March (Spring) and October (Autumn) 2021

Overall Rating
  • Alan Filoteo

    One of the best film festivals in the world. Despite the pandemic situation, the festival still stands strong. Salute to Director Luis Pedron. Thank you for everything. God bless you, God Bless International Film Festival Manhattan, God bless IFFM Team!

    January 2021
  • Jek Jumawan

    Thank you so much to the organizer of IFFM for this amazing film festival. The online filmfest was very successful. Keep it up!

    December 2020
  • Kazuhiro Kiuchi

    The greatest film festival ever.
    Thank you very much for the perfect arrangement and friendship.

    November 2020
  • Gateway Films Group

    What a terrific festival! Communication was excellent about every aspect of the process. It was a great experience to be part of this festival. Our film Irumbu is honored in the festival, it is really worth participating in the festival. congrats to all the planners! Can't wait to submit my next film:) Highly recommended.   Proud and honored to have won the our movie IRUMBU Honorable Mention Award at International Film Festival Manhattan NYC Luis Pedron Brother Thanks

    November 2020
  • It was a great experience. Everyone was very professional and our film got a lot of exposure. Thank you so much.

    September 2020