Manhattan Film Festival lead the way during Covid-19 and was the first major film festival to be safely hosted back inside a movie theater. The festival will again be hosted at Cinema Village just steps from Union Square. The famous Cinema Village marquee has been featured in film and television productions including Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed” and David Chase’s “The Sopranos.”

MFF has been named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “Coolest Film Festivals in the World,” “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee,” and ‘Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals” on FilmFreeway!

2021 alumni Jonathan Fisher said “Can't say enough about Lucy and the team at the MFF! They were determined to put on a live festival and came through with flying colors!” Carlos Antonio Leon added “Wonderful times were had!! Thank you for the love!!! First post pandemic LIVE event we go to and it was 100% worth it!!! Thank you for having us!” Nela Wagman wrote “Very caring, dedicated staff, who worked extremely hard to bring a live festival back to Manhattan in 2021, and they succeeded.”

• 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
  • The Manhattan Film Festival is a well-established event and worth the investment. Thank you for the consideration and best wishes to everyone involved.
    GS, Face Painters screenplay

    July 2022
  • Gena Vazquez

    Loved it, thank you so much!

    July 2022
  • Very nice experience. I was attending the Award Creamery 16th in Manhattan Film Festival and my short dance film, SOARROR has been award the best dance film. Thank you!

    July 2022
  • Thank you for the Finalists Award!

    July 2022
  • This was an incredible festival and the organizers where great. This was the first time my team (Alpha Stella Productions) and I got to see ourselves on the big screen. The theater (Cinema Village) was very cool. Our Film Control won for best thriller and the quality of all the films we seen in our block and over the course of the festival was without doubt worthy of the submission. I would definitely submit to this festival again.

    July 2022