Welcome to NYLIFF.

SPECIAL NOTE - NYLIFF WILL HAPPEN THIS OCTOBER!! HOWEVER...WE HAVE HAD TO CHANGE THE DATES TO OCTOBER 23RD AND 24TH DUE TO COVID. WE HAVE ALSO CHANGED THE VENUE TO THE LINDENHURST MOOSE LODGE AS THE THEATERS IN NEW YORK REMAIN CLOSED. WE ARE DETERMINED TO BRING A LIVE AND INTERACTIVE FESTIVAL TO OUR FILMMAKERS AND FRIENDS AND FAMILIES. THE FESTIVAL WILL BEGIN AT 3:30 PM ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 AND CLONCLUDE AFTER THE AWARDS PARTY ON OCTOBER 24, 2020.

As we all deal with this terrible virus, I want to let all the filmmakers intending to be part of NYLIFF, that we are hopeful this crisis is long over by October. Under these circumstances, we have extended the deadlines and will work extra hard to ensure your films get the recognition and the audience they deserve. Stay safe and stay well.

The New York Long Island Film Festival. The festival that was created for EVERYONE! Our goal is to give equal opportunity to ALL filmmakers, writers and artists who put their HEART and SOUL into their craft, especially those who may not have all the resources necessary to perfectly polish their work! Artists in the past were discovered for their unique talents and abilities even if all the technical aspects were not in place. Recognizing a great story, actor, script or any other artist while not yet perfected should be the job of those doing the evaluating. Whether you have a 10 million dollar indie or an ultra low-budget iphone short, we are interested in you. Think of us as the SUN Studios of Film Festivals! (Google it)

Although we are a first year festival our team brings years of experience as writers, actors, musicians and of course filmmakers, dedicated to bringing the greatest talents to our big screens as well as discovering those hidden geniuses and gems out there. It is this standard of excellence and commitment we hope will establish us as the most innovative, all-inclusive festival in the New York area for years to come.

The festival will take place in Seaford, Long Island - less than an hour from Manhattan, with ease of travel by car or train.

We will be presenting Q & A with filmmakers, actors and business people and encourage networking and brain-storming. More information on presenters and the November 9, 2019 cocktail party following the festival, will be posted soon.

BRAND NEW FOR OUR SECOND YEAR: There will be PHYSICAL awards (Being designed now)for each category of films including actor/actress, director awards, best film, editing, cinematography and audience awards.
There will also be one of our favorite awards:
The Best with the Least Award - for the film that has "no right" to be as good as it is with the resources available to it.

Rules & Terms

Rules & Regulations

Terms and Conditions:

I, the authorized representative of the project being submitted acknowledge the following:

1. I represent and warrant to the Institute that: (a) I am duly authorized, on my own behalf and on behalf of all other persons or entities who have any ownership rights or interests
2. I further represent and warrant, on behalf of myself and the Project’s Owners, that the exhibition of the Project at the Festival will not violate or infringe any copyright, patent, privacy right, publicity right, trademark, service mark or any other personal or property right of any person or entity, and that the Project does not constitute or include a defamation of any person or entity.
3. I nor any of the Project’s Owners will receive any compensation for such exploitation, although some prizes at the Festival may include cash awards.
4. By completing my submission application for 2019 New York Long Island Film Festival consideration via FilmFreeway, I freely and voluntarily give and express my full and complete acceptance of all of the terms and provisions set forth in these Terms and Conditions. I acknowledge that no oral representations, inducements, promises or assurances of any kind, and no representations, inducements, promises or assurances not set forth in these Terms and Conditions, have been made to me or the Project’s Owners by the Festival, or any NYLIFF Related Parties.

Overall Rating
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  • For a first time festival, Wow!!! What a wonderful weekend. Thank you Gerry and Katie for hosting such a great event. I felt right at home as soon as I arrived. There were great films and great people. I can't wait till next year

    December 2019
  • George Massimillo

    Amazing festival. Great communication, great networking, great people. Thank you for letting us be part of your inaugural festival.

    November 2019
  • Kristen Skeet

    I wasn't able to attend last minute, but you made our little film feel so welcomed. Thank you so much!

    November 2019
  • Stefen Harris

    We were very proud to be part of the festival and to screen our new Zealand film "Blue Moon" in New York! Communication was great and we wish this grass roots festival great success into the future.

    November 2019
  • Natalie Spence

    Despite not being able to attend, you guys made me feel that me and my movie mattered. A huge thank you from the SUNRAY team.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    And a huge thank you from us for this review. It is very important to us that NYLIFF always be about the films and the filmmakers. Best of luck and hope to see more of your work next year....when we will have even longer days and more film blocks!