NYC PictureStart Film Festival (NYCPSFF) showcases short films from all over the world from emerging filmmakers as well as those already established in the industry. Short films and short film screenplays of all genres are accepted. Those chosen for screening competition display a high-level of artistic excellence. Every June, the NYCPSFF is held for filmmakers to screen film to interact with each other, industry professionals and audience members in a relaxed, social atmosphere. NYCPSFF is the festival where filmmakers feel at home.

Award trophies given for:

Jury - Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Actor, Best Actress, Special Jury award

Audience - Favorite Film, Favorite Actor, Favorite Actress

Best Screenplay (not produced)

Short films of all genres are accepted. Short films must be less than 30 minutes long, including credits. Digital links for screeners is prefferred.

Short film screenplays of all genres are accepted and must be less than 30 pages. Proper screenplay format only.

Overall Rating
  • Nathan Breton

    NYPS was a really great experience. Ben gave a personal touch to make sure that myself, my guests, and my family could enjoy the screenings. The venue was super tight nit and well attended. Ben held a meet and greet for the filmmakers and jury members, which was a really fun time. I'll definitely be keeping it in mind for my future projects!

    June 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Nathan! It was great meeting you, your friends and family and a privilege to screen your film.