WELCOME TO OUR TWENTY-FOURTH FALL SERIES WHICH WILL RUN WEEKLY FROM OCTOBER 4 TO DECEMBER 28.

IF NEW YORK THEATERS ARE STILL CLOSED, WE WILL BE RUNNING WEEKLY ONLINE SCREENINGS & ONLINE FILMMAKERS INTRODUCTIONS UNTIL THE HEALTH EMERGENCY IS OVER.

MANY FILMS SCREENED ONLINE DURING THIS PERIOD WILL ALSO BE SCHEDULED FOR A LIVE THEATRICAL SCREENING ONCE NEW YORK THEATERS ARE ALLOWED TO OPEN.

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

Live Events were held weekly at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue New York, NY before shutdown.

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 24 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".

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

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.

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  • Stephen Mills

    Part of our film took place in NYC so it was a welcome connection with Barney Oldfield and Brandon to have it screen with them. They are very clear as to what they need and when and their ads and PR for your film will definitely get it to a wide audience. I had screened there with a short back in 2009 and the devotion and focus and energy of their audience is certainly something we missed this year, but you better go for it next year. They are cinephiles of the first water and you have to experience their special power of "audience meets film". A great festival to have either in person or in your memory. Even Zoom can't diminish the connection. You will love having your film on their screen. Stephen Keep Mills, writer/director Love is not Love

    April 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Always good to see filmmakers bringing their next film. A true vote of confidence. Many thanks.

  • Christina Zorich

    Thank you for selecting The New Abolitionists. It was an honor.

    April 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Insightful film about human trafficking. Hope we will be able to screen in a future program.

  • I love this festival EXCELLENT feedback and communications Network is right up there especially fir newbies like myself

    April 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the encouragement.

    I think we are the only festival or screening series for new filmmakers. From experience I know it is almost impossible to get a start and to get known enough to screen at many of the major festivals.

    When we started NewFilmmakers while we were at NYU, our aim was to create a place for people to break into the system. We are still trying our best to fulfill this goal.

  • Thank you do much to have taken my short-movie the favor. thanks for your kindness and professionalism . What a pity we couldn't come because of the pandémie.. It was an honor to be part of it virtually . Hope coming another time with a new movie or as a guest.
    My best regards
    Galiam Bruno Henry/Director

    April 2021
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    Response from festival:

    We have to get back to the theaters in New York. Hope we will be able to screen your film in front of a live audience soon.

  • Mark Rose

    I'm happy to say my film Alaska Long Hunters was a semi finalist in this festival and we loved working with Newfilmmakers NY they had wonderful communication and we would love to work with them again!

    April 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hope we will be able to screen. We are hoping to screen our quarterly festivals at the the beginning of each season once we are back tin the theater.