The 14th annual Manhattan Film Festival will again be hosted at the beloved Cinema Village. MFF will screen 14 consecutive days in the legendary New York City theater. All selected filmmakers will be honored with a coveted commercial screening and will receive four filmmaker passes. Each pass includes invites to the Press & Industry Preview Party as well as the Awards Ceremony.

Manhattan Film Festival is covered by local, national, and international media outlets. Past coverage includes The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Good Morning America, The New York Times, as well as international outlets such as The Sun, BBC, and The Guardian. The festival has been named both “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” and “The Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine.

Director Jamison M. LoCascio says “The Manhattan Film Festival is one the best film festivals on the East coast. It is a festival about films and filmmakers-they just really care. The prestigious New York City environment mixed with the caring down to earth nature of the festival coordinators make this Fest a Filmmaker best possible partner-don't miss out on it or the great community you can be a part of at MFF.”

• All film submissions are non-returnable unless sent with a self-addressed stamped envelope.
• If a film is accepted, filmmakers will be responsible for delivering their exhibition materials by a date determined by the festival or to and from festival venues.
• The Manhattan Film Festival is not liable for submission or exhibition materials which are lost or damaged.
• Filmmaker must have all clearances including trademark and/or copyrighted materials shown must have authorized permission. Filmmaker remains entirely liable for any claims that may occur in result of screening the film.
• Filmmaker authorizes the Manhattan Film Festival permission to screen their film at the festival.
• The festival must receive the exhibition copy by the date specified in order to screen the film

Overall Rating
  • A fantastic experience to visit the festival and have my film screened at Cinema Village in Manhattan and watch other original and inspiering works. Mingeling at the opening ceremony was also good. A friendly festival with exciting films.

    May 2019
  • First time being part of the festival and I had a great time. Great hospitality. Cool venue. And wonderful films.

    May 2019
  • Naomi Sheridan

    Great festival. Was really happy to take part! Philip and the team were all really accommodating and really helpful. I really enjoyed the program my short was in and I was delighted to meet the other filmmakers, who were all really lovely.

    May 2019
  • Mitch Roberson

    This is second time attending the Manhattan Film Festival and honestly it never disappoints. Philip, Lucy and the entire team put a lot of time and dedication into the festival.. and it is heartfelt. From the first night press mixer to the array of films – the excitement is endless. The press event was great in that all the filmmakers and artists could actually mingle and talk about their art. This is a filmmakers festival so they honestly “get it”. When I had a conflict due to another festival I reached out and they were very accommodating. If there were any issues or concerns they were sure to handle them. Communication was always open.
    I'm so stoked my film won best short narrative as my director won best dramatic comedy. They have a large array of films – there is truly something for everyone. If you love indie films and really connecting with people – this is the festival to attend!!

    May 2019
  • Dan Shannon

    We were greeted and warmly received by the Manhattan Film Festival team. Our screening drew an excellent NYC audience. Thanks for the opportunity to MFF team.

    May 2019