SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 2019 EVENT WILL OPEN IN APRIL 1, 2018

TO CELEBRATE OUR 10th ANNNIVERSARY

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The New York City Internationa Film Festival (NYCIFF) is an annual event produced by the NYCIFF Foundation, For the Arts & Films, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as up-coming new talent from around the world.

We want to encourage filmmakers from all over the world to participate in this event with the support of the City of New York.
Submit your film to one of the circuit’s most celebrated Film Festivals

♣ BEST SHORT FILMS UP TO 15 MINUTES
♣ BEST SHORT FILMS ABOVE 15 MINUTE TO 40 MIN.
♣ BEST SCI-FI SHORT FIM
♣ BEST HORROR SHORT FILM
♣ BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
♣ BEST ACTRESS IN A SHORT FILM
♣ BEST ACTOR IN A SHORT
♣ BEST DIRECTOR IN A SHORT FILM

♣ NYCIFF FOUNDATION
PHILANTHROPIC AWARD FOR ART CULTURE & FILM

♣ FEATURE FILMS CATEGORIES

All feature-length shot in New York City are eligible for the:
♣ Best New York Narrative” (Must be a NY Premiere)
♣ Best New York Documentary” awards. (Must be a NY Premiere.)

♣ BEST DOCUMENTARY

♣ BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

♣ BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

♣ BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

♣ BEST LEADING ACTRESS

♣ BEST LEADING ACTOR

♣ BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

♣ BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

♣ BEST DIRECTOR IN A FEATURE FILM

♣ BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

♣ BEST FEATURE FILM

NEW YORK CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GENERAL RULES 2019

GENERAL RULES:



1. New York City International Film Festival defines a short film as any film with a running time less than 40 minutes.



2. New York City International Film Festival defines a feature film as any film with a running time greater then 40 minutes up.



3. Films must have been completed in the current or previous year (2016/17/18 & 2019).




4. The applicant holds the sole responsibility of copyright clearance of any copyrighted material in the film. Films including unauthorized copyrighted material are ineligible.



5. Films not in English must be subtitled in English unless dialogue is minimal and not necessary for the comprehension of the Film.

6. Accepted films must be in Blu-Ray or DCP  
 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. Films CAN BE RETURN IF FILMMAKER SEND US A PRE-PAID FEDEX OR ANY OTHER CARRIER THEY WISH TO USE.




2. NYCIFF is under no obligation to provide comments regarding submitted films to any applicant. The festival is not responsible for any internal comments obtained by the applicant regarding their film.

Overall Rating
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Hospitality
Networking
  • Long Li

    Awesome film festival,Roberto did a good job to help independent filmmakers all over the world.I will recommend this film festival to other Chinese filmmakers!

    May 2018
  • Lucia Barata

    Be part of the NYCIFF was a very special experience! It’s an elegant, hi class Competition with beautiful Events, great films, famous actors. I’m proud that I was selected and honored to win the Best Documentary Short! Thanks to Roberto Rizzo and his wonderful team for this great opportunity!!!

    March 2018
  • Ariel Weisbrod

    It is truly a great festival, I enjoyed everything about it.

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Ariel,
    Thank you very much for your kind words. We are pleased to show your great films for the last few years, you are very talented!
    Thank you for your support and believing in our NYCIFF

    Roberto

    Best wishes,
    Roberto

  • It was an AWESOME EXPERIENCE!!! I had a Blast at all levels!!!!

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Loredana!!!,
    Thank you very much for sharing you Have an AWESOME EXPERIECE! We were pleased to screen your great film PENTIMENTO

    Wishing you great Success!!
    Looking forward to have your next Feature!!
    Roberto

  • Michael Manese

    Great festival. I would enter this every time I make a short film. Special thanks to Roberto for being so supportive of us filmmakers. Looking forward to the next edition. Thank you!!!!

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Michael,
    Thank you for your kind words! it's our goal to promote and support filmmakers, we know how difficult it's to be an INDIE Filmmakers and you are one with talent who have submited your films to us for the last few years, it's an honor!
    Thank you Michael for your support!
    Best
    Roberto