Welcome to our Fall Season that runs Monthly from October thru December.

NewFilmmakersNY is New York's longest running year round Film Festival. Throughout its twenty-eight year run NewFilmmakers has provided a platform for many first time and undiscovered veteran filmmakers.

After many years in theaters, we have taken an exciting new direction with NewFilmmakers called NewFilmmakersPlus which will move our festival into the digital age and allow us to reach international audiences.

While theaters were closed, our online audiences greatly exceeded those in theaters. With NewFilmmakersPlus we have added audience participation missing in most online screenings with GroupView, which allows filmmakers, cast, and crew as well as audience members to watch and comment on films together.

In addition our films will now be available for a month and screenable any time of the day instead of only one night. This allows more people to see our films and makes it easier to set up a screening event with friends and colleagues. Now you can send films to your large screen television and create your own in person viewing events.

As requested we are switching to filmmaker hosted files utilizing unlisted links which will eliminate the need to transcode and to send us large files as well as giving filmmakers control over their film.

In today’s world online screenings, whether in a film festival or on NetFlix, give filmmakers worldwide audiences instead of limited local ones. With NewFilmmakers Plus filmmakers not only reach worldwide audiences but can interact with them as they would at a traditional theater.


Audience Choice (coming)

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.

Overall Rating
  • Christopher Shipe

    Newfilmmakers NY is a great organization to submit to, they support up and coming filmmakers as well as provide a great space to share your film online as well as network with other like-minded individuals.

    January 2024
    Response from festival:

    Many thanks for your kind words

  • Matt Bolin

    Newfilmmakers NY is just what so many aspiring filmmakers need to develop and blossom their filmmaking journey, it enabled me to cut new teeth into the industry and give me the confidence required to stick at such a bittersweet career, without festivals like newfilmmakers NY it would be hard on upcoming talent when it comes to getting that start they deserve.

    January 2024
  • It was an honor to have “The enchanted mission” part of this amazing festival! Good communication and clear informations, I recommend.

    July 2023
    Response from festival:

    Great having your film

  • Marjan Khatibi

    I had the most fantastic Experience! Thank you for including my animation in your festival.

    April 2023
    Response from festival:

    Many thanks.

  • Sideliners Series

    Sideliners were delighted to be Finalists in this exciting festival. Thank you for having us!

    April 2023
    Response from festival:

    Many thanks and hope we will be able to screen your film in our upcoming series.