The 18th annual Manhattan Film 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 will be introducing the inaugural Manhattan Film Expo. This conference will include film screenings, distribution outlets, management agencies, tech companies, a film market, college film programs, headline speakers, and much more!

Every year we work to program a diverse film lineup featuring the industry’s most recognizable names as well as student and emerging talent! We program everything from features, shorts, documentaries, television, web, and new media.

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

• 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 was such a treat to bring Billy Boy to for our premiere! What a truly filmmaker-focused festival and a joy to be a part of. A must-have for any film's festival wish list.

    September 2023
  • Gede Widnyana

    From the submission up to the screening event, it was a really great experience. The communication was especially excellent as we had many questions and custom changes. MFF23 is a top quality.

    August 2023
  • A nice festival. I recommend it others. Great opportunities for networking.

    July 2023
  • MARGARET Sanchez

    One of the very best festivals that focus on the unconventional themes and extremely well organized. And loved that they did not require an unusual amount of deliverables.

    July 2023
  • Pedro Patricio

    We won Best Family Drama Short! :)
    Sweet indie gem fest in the heart of NYC, fun screening, great indie programming. Definitely recommend submitting your film. Thank you MFF23!

    July 2023