Audience Choice Awards are granted quarterly

NewFilmmakers NY is New York's longest running year round Film Festival.

Events are held weekly at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue New York, NY

NewFilmmakers screens roughly 700 short and feature length projects throughout the year grouped into special interest nights. Some of our ongoing programs include NewLatino, Middle East, Christian Sex, Upcoming Women, Experimental, and Crime & Punishment. NewFilmmakers is an international series with an eye towards films shot in the tri-state (NY - NJ - PA) and surrounding areas.

Throughout it's 18 year run NewFilmmakers has provided a platform for first time and veteran filmmakers. This doesn't need to be your first film to submit to NewFilmmakers. Some of the films we have had the pleasure of screening include Indie Spirit Award winner "Too Much Sleep," "The Blair Witch Project," and Academy Award winner "Mr. Hublot".

Our current video promo can be found at

You can find pictures from our most recent event on our Flickr page at:

Awards & Prizes

Quarterly Audience Choice Awards for Feature, Short, Documentary, and Webseries along with Honorable Mentions.

Rules & Terms

NewFilmmakers New York (“AltFest” “YoungFilmmakers” henceforth “sections”) are hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless NewFilmmakers New York and its sections from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

By submitting your film to NewFilmmakers NY or its sections you commit to a possible public screening of your film with NewFilmmakers NY. Films submitted may be moved, at the programmer’s discretion, within sections

NewFilmmakers and its sections are not liable for the return of films which have been submitted for screening or adjudication.

NewFilmmakers and its sections do not pay screening fees.

NewFilmmakers and its sections reserve the right to cancel and/or change screening dates without prior contact.

All submission fees to the festival and/or sections are nonrefundable. Filmmaker understands that submitting to multiple sections does not improve their chances of screening.

By being accepted into the NewFilmmakers or one of the section programs you agree to send a Digital screener within the stipulated deadline or forfeit your screening date. NewFilmmakers and its sections are not responsible for rescheduling films which have been pulled from consideration by the submitting party or have not furnished an accompanying digital screener within reasonable time.

NewFilmmakers and its sections are not responsible for the costs of receiving or shipping DCPs and all DCPs must be accompanied by a digital screener.

13 Reviews

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    Eliezer Vergara

    We had a great time at the NewFilmmakers NY screening. Fun Q&A at the end of the program and the Anthology Film Archives theater is a great venue for showing our film. Great to see our film on a well sized screen with an excellent sound system.

    October 2017
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    Samuel Wickey

    Such supportive staff and great festival!!

    October 2017
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    Rachel Wortell

    Anthology Film Archives is an amazing New York City theater to be able to show your movie at! Awesome year round festival!

    July 2017
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    Caroline Bloom

    I had a nice time screening my film in a real theater at the Anthology Film Archives. It would be nice for the festival to do some more marketing and advertising of the films to fill the theater more, and so the onus isn't completely on the filmmaker, especially if they're coming from far away. Overall an enjoyable time, thanks for having me!

    July 2017
    Nf laurels 2017
    Response from festival:

    Caroline, we contacted both you and your writing/directing partner directly. I am only leaving this comment so that others see we immediately address feedback. We wish you the best with your upcoming feature!

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    Graciela Cassel

    New Filmmakers has always been a great experience! lovely team

    July 2017
    Nf laurels 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you! We enjoyed having your film. Good luck with the rest of your festival run.