Our October 2024 festival is going to be virtual.

New York Arts & Entertainment Film Festival (formerly NYC Popup Film Festival) celebrates quality independent films. Our goal is to bring quality short films to an audience and offer independent filmmakers a place to showcase their work. We also work to create network opportunities for future work to be created.

Short films of all genres are considered for Festival Screening.

Outstanding work will be awarded for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay.

New York Arts & Entertainment Film Festival is a one day festival, that kicks off with a networking hour, followed by quality short films. We follow the films with a Q&A from the filmmakers and actors in attendance. Then follow the screenings with additional networking opportunity.

Winners will be awarded for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay.

-Films must have an online screener.
-Non-English films must have English language subtitles.
-New York Arts & Entertainment Film Festival has the right to screen any film submitted to New York Arts & Entertainment Film Festival.
-Entry fees are not refundable.
-All selection decisions and award decisions are final and at the discretion of the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Ari Williams

    It was a fantastic experience. Got to share my film and be part of the festival. They were very nice and good at communications. Thank you NYAEFF

    May 2024
  • Leena Crohn

    Thank you accepting my film. Glad to have been part of the festival.

    July 2023
  • Lester Platt

    Such a great experience, thanks for considering my documentary worth of an award!.

    July 2023
  • Ashley Cole

    Great experience and wonderful festival. Thank you for giving my film a chance. Highly recommend this festival.

    April 2022
  • Jake Soister

    Great festival. Appreciate the whole experience.

    June 2020