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 22 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.

Overall Rating
  • John Gillen

    Great festival experience. Lots of positive energy. Good people and good movies too.

    January 2020
    Response from festival:

    Great having your film

  • Desireena Almoradie

    The best venue for independent films -- the venerable Anthology Film Archives. This festival is def worth the entry fee, if your film is a bit out of the ordinary in terms of genre, or doesn't fit neatly into the pegs that mainstream film festivals are looking for, NewFilmmakers is your best bet for a great venue in the heart of NYC's East Village. But make sure to bring your own audience!

    January 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words

  • Still in the loop and love their dedication

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    many thanks for your review

  • NewFilmmakers NY was a really fun screening series in a really great location in an even better venue! It was wonderful to be a part of such a great lineup and to meet and chat with fellow filmmakers. Would submit again!

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Many thanks and look forward to your next film.

  • Mario Lopez

    I had such a great experience here. The festival organizers do a wonderful job of promoting the screenings. The theater and its location is also incredible. I hope to screen another project here in the future!

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    many thanks and look forward to your next film