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:

*Filmmakers from around the world who have produced feature films, short films, or documentary films within the last 7 years are entitled to apply to 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,

*Once the film has been selected and the results are published, it cannot be withdrawn from the festival program.

*The festival can use your material for promotional purposes and to compile the festival catalog. The festival bears no responsibility for any inaccuracies or errors in submitted materials.

*By accepting to be part of our Festival, participants grant permission to be included in the festival video trailer or in any 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 application fee should be submitted at the same time as your submission, and it is non-refundable.

* If you receive an award from our festival, someone from your team or any movie ambassador should be in the room to accept the award statue. If no one is there to accept your statue, we will send you only a digital certificate.

* The festival will cover the cinema costs for the presentation of the film. All other personal expenses during the festival should be covered by the participant.

Overall Rating
  • Mentor Spahiu

    We are very excited that our documentary film had its world premiere at your wonderful festival, the perfect organization and your excellent staff made our premiere at IFFNY an unforgettable experience for us!

    May 2023
  • Ivan Katic

    Amazing experience, great communication, highly recommend.

    May 2023
  • Thanks for having me ! ;D

    May 2023
  • Well run. Great screening venues. An overall wonderful film festival experience. It was an honor to be a part of it. All the best going forward.

    May 2023
  • Filmografo Filmografo

    A brilliant festival where we had the pleasure of participating. An experience we want to repeat. Thank you very much.

    May 2023