The International Filmmaker Festival of New York is a global industry event held annually in the world’s most iconic center of arts, New York City. Each year, the IFFNY festival brings to New York world premieres of films from around the globe, and gives the American audience unique opportunities to discover international cinema.

The mission of IFFNY Festival is to promote and aid the development of the international cinema and film authors. Our goal is to act as the main meeting point where international cinema converges in a spirit of cooperation and cultural exchange through the presentation of the finest and most recent achievements in world cinema.
Each year IFFNY presents Red Carpet screenings of feature, short films, documentary, animation & music videos , followed by Q&A, workshops, reception with artists and organizers, VIP afterparty and Award Night Gala.

The International Filmmaker Festival of New York is one of the leading platforms of international cinema, dedicated to artists who embody diversity, innovation and creativity.

This Edition will award 10 (ten) prizes for the best participatory works:
- Best Feature Film Award
- Best Short Film Award
- Best feature Documentary Film
- Best short Documentary Film
- Best Actor Award
- Best Actress Award
- Best Screenplay Award
- Best cinematography Award
- Best Animation
- Best Music video

Rules and Regulations:

*All filmmakers from around the world who have produced feature films, short films and documentary films in the last 5 years are entitled to apply in the International Filmmaker Festival of New York.

*Festival has Competition Program and Promotional Program.

*All non English projects should be in English Subtitles.

* Feature films must be more than 40 minutes.

*Short films must not exceed 40 minutes.

*Animation must not exceed 15 minuses.

*Music videos must not exceed 10 minutes.

*Not acceptable projects are:
Projects without English subtitles,
Projects with technique problems,

*When the film has been selected and the invitation to be part of our festival is accepted, film can not withdrawn from the Festival Program.

*The Festival can use your material for promotional purposes and in order to compile the Festival Catalog. The Festival bares no responsibility for published originating in submitted materials.

*By accepting to be part of our Festival, participants grant permission to be included in the festival video trailer or in other arrangements that have been made with the Festival.

* The Festival will award 10 (ten) prizes
Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best feature Documentary Film, Best short Documentary Film , Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, Best Screenplay Award, Best Animation, Best Music video and Best cinematography Award.

*The award for the: best feature, best short and best documentary goes to director.

* Application fee should be at the same time with your submission, and it is not refundable.

* The festival will cover cinema costs in which the film will be presented. Also, the filmmaker’s participants will have free access to all festival activities. All other personal expenses during the festival should be covered by the participant.

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  • Kiril Schjørring

    Just great and perfect communication. Thanks for being a part of 2021 selection.

    June 2021
  • César Pérez Arboleda

    Thanks for the amazing experience!

    June 2021
  • Our film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" got official selection which is a great encouragement for us.

    June 2021
  • As a result, I didn't win a prize at the film festival, but I had good memories and experiences at this film festival. It would have been better if we did more publicity and interviews, but everyone has to bear with the aftermath of the corona virus. I hope to see you again by making a better movie. I hope everyone is healthy until that day. far from korea

    May 2021
  • Besnik Prekazi

    Great film festival! It was a pleasure to have been part of the programming. My short film "FairPlay" was official selected. Very friendly people from Iffny.

    May 2021