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.