New City Film Festival is hosted in New City, NY. The festival focuses on showcasing independent film to help promote both local and international filmmakers. We emphasize and help facilitate networking and collaboration of our filmmakers, actors and attendees.

We will have a 1 day film festival including, short films, feature films, documentaries, and music videos.
There will be a red carpet, networking, a Q&A with the filmmakers after each block, and an awards ceremony, where trophies will be presented to the award winners. Then we will have an after party.

Trophies will be presented to the award winners.


1. NCFF competition is open to the United States and International entries.
2. Screenplays must be in pdf, rtf, or txt format. Any other format might be disqualified (without refund).
3. All films must submit online preview screeners.
4. Foreign language entries must have English language subtitles.
5. Entries must have been completed in the past 5 years.
6. Applicants may submit as many entries as they wish, as long as each entry has a separate entry form and fee.
7. Any physical materials mailed in, must be labeled with submitter contact information. All emails must include the name of your film.
8. Any materials mailed in, will not be returned to the submitters.
9. NCFF has the right to screen any film or projects submitted to the NCFF. NCFF does not pay screening fees.
10. In order to receive any award trophy, the project's producer or director must be present.
11. If [a film is] officially selected, it is the responsibility of the submitter to send the festival their film in digital format, as requested by festival.
12. All decisions made by the festival are final and at their discretion.

Overall Rating
  • Tom O'Brien

    It was a great experience, 3 film productions I worked on that were featured in the festival, all the films ran great on the big screen! The festival was ran very well by good people. It was a very fun film festival.

    August 2022
  • Happy to have my short script, For Mort, selected for the festival. Thanks!

    July 2022
  • This was an incredible festival. It was ran well by excellent people. The films looked and sounded great on the big screen. We were thrilled with our experience at New City; it was a blast. Can’t wait until next year!

    July 2022
  • Loring Murtha

    Wow! Amazing experience all around. The festival organizers did a fantastic job from top to bottom, and it was clear they truly cared about the filmmakers. The venue was incredible and the house was packed which always adds to the experience. I will definitely be submitting in the future and encourage everyone to do the same!

    July 2022