NY Inspirational Film Festival is an annual event, where both emerging and established filmmakers from all over the world come together and showcase their work in the heart of New York City. The Festival accepts short and full-length films of different genres (Narrative and Documentary) as well as different niches (Black/ African, Asian, Human Rights, Latino/ Hispanic, LGBTQ, Religions, Underground, and Women) which makes it a unique platform for artists to get noticed and meet their peers.
The NY Inspirational Film Festival takes place at the end of October in New York City. It’s a one-day-long event with screenings, Q&As, networking events, meet-and-greets and non-stop celebration of the art of filmmaking!
We encourage you to read the rules carefully before submitting your project.
By submitting your project, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to all of the following rules and terms.
ELIGIBILITY & SUBMISSIONS:
We accept short and full-length films from all over the World.
We accept short films, no longer than 40 minutes long (including credits) and full-length films longer than 40 minutes, completed after January 1st, 2019
We do not require premieres.
Each film may be entered into the competition only once. You may submit multiple projects as long as they meet the submission criteria.
You can submit your film to one of the following categories (please, choose the one that suits your film best):
Narrative Short – fictional films of any genre, under 40 minutes long.
Narrative Feature - fictional films of any genre, over 40 minutes long.
Documentary Short - documentary films of any genre, under 40 minutes long.
Documentary Full-length - documentary films of any genre, over 40 minutes long.
Student Narrative Short - fictional films of any genre, under 40 minutes long.
Student Narrative Feature - fictional films of any genre, over 40 minutes long.
Student Documentary Short - documentary films of any genre, under 40 minutes long.
Student Documentary Full-Length - documentary films of any genre, over 40 minutes long.
All non-English films must be submitted with English subtitles. Failure to provide working subtitles will result, disqualification without a refund of submission fees.
All projects must be uploaded directly to FilmFreeway or submitted as a password protected Vimeo link attached to your submission. We do not accept DVD or Blue-ray submissions or links via email. The films must be available to stream; any films that must be downloaded will be disqualified.
Work in progress is accepted, however, your submission should be clearly marked as work in progress or a rough cut. Final work is required 2 weeks prior to the event date.
All submission fees are to be paid through FilmFreeway. The submission fee is non-refundable.
The NY Inspirational Film Festival DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES for submitted and selected films. By submitting your project, you acknowledge that The NY Inspirational Film Festival will not pay to present your work.
TECHNICAL SPECS FOR ACCEPTED FILMS: