Our June 2023 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
  • 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
  • Jennifer is an amazing festival director and made me feel right at home from start to finish. She runs a great show, and I would be happy to submit there going forward!

    May 2018
  • Laura Dowling Shea

    This one night festival was great fun with a lot of talented filmmakers screening. The quality of the films was wonderful and the networking was great. Thank you for the Best Actress Award! It was an honor.

    May 2018
  • Ben Hammond

    Though myself and our other producer weren't able to attend in person, we did have a representative at the festival who had nothing but good things to say. He let us know that the quality of films screened was fantastic and that the festival was run extremely well overall. Would definitely participate again in the future!

    May 2018