New York CineFest is the sister festival to the North Hollywood CIneFest (NoHo CineFest) and will play it's inaugural year in May at the Cinépolis Luxury Cinema theaters in Chelsea.

Our event will host a lively opening night red carpet and party followed by days of screenings in a modern theater with reclining seats.

In one of the most vibrant cities in the world, the festival will take place in the charming and high-end neighborhood of Chelsea in Manhattan. In addition to the screenings, there is a lot to enjoy with art, music, food and nightlife in the city that never sleeps!

New York CineFest will offer glass awards given to multiple categories in both features and shorts.

There is no limit on the number of films you can submit; however, each film submitted by you must be original and different from any other film submitted by you and accompanied by its own completed submission form and participant agreement.

Films must be in English or subtitled in English and must be submitted via the FilmFreeway platform. All eligible entries received by New York CineFest will be judged by the New York CineFest selection committee. New York CineFest reserves the right to disqualify or reject any film that it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, to contain prohibited content or is offensive, inappropriate or otherwise unacceptable. Selections will be notified by email.

By submitting your film for consideration to New York CineFest, you agree that you possess the rights to all visual elements and sound, including music, in your film and you allow New York CineFest to screen your film, if it becomes an official selection of the festival.

DCP Required - The festival will only play in the DCP format in the theater. Discs are not acceptable. Movie files will only be accepted for any virtual element of the festival, if any.

Any costs associated with making DCPs and/or movie files are paid for by the filmmakers. The festival is not responsible for any refund or reimbursement associated with the cost of making DCPs or movie files for any reason.

The festival reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event at anytime for any reason with no obligation to offer refunds or reimbursement of costs for any expenses filmmakers may have had associated with the festival including but not limited to travel, marketing materials, DCP and movie files deliveries, and/or ticket purchases.

Employees (and their immediate families (parent, spouse, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related) of New York CineFest and any of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies or festival sponsors, are not eligible to enter films for competition.