New York City Popup Film Festival celebrates quality independent films. Our goal is to bring quality short films to an audience and offer independent filmmakers a place to showcase their work. We also work to create network opportunities for future work to be created.

Short films of all genres are considered for Festival Screening.

Outstanding work will be awarded for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay.

New York City Popup Film Festival is a one day festival, that kicks off with a networking hour, followed by quality short films. We follow the films with a Q&A from the filmmakers and actors in attendance. Then follow the screenings with additional networking opportunity.

Winners will be awarded for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay.

-Films must have an online screener.
-Non-English films must have English language subtitles.
-NYC Popup Film Festival has the right to screen any film submitted to NYC Popup Film Festival
-Entry fees are not refundable.
-All selection decisions and award decisions are final and at the discretion of the festival.

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  • Jennifer is an amazing festival director and made me feel right at home from start to finish. She runs a great show, and I would be happy to submit there going forward!

    May 2018
  • Laura Dowling Shea

    This one night festival was great fun with a lot of talented filmmakers screening. The quality of the films was wonderful and the networking was great. Thank you for the Best Actress Award! It was an honor.

    May 2018
  • Ben Hammond

    Though myself and our other producer weren't able to attend in person, we did have a representative at the festival who had nothing but good things to say. He let us know that the quality of films screened was fantastic and that the festival was run extremely well overall. Would definitely participate again in the future!

    May 2018
  • I loved being part of this Festival. For their first year out, they were top-notch! Great communication from the beginning from the organizers and at the Festival, I felt right at home. There was a nice Meet-n-Greet, plenty of time to mingle and talk to people and then watch the films. Afterwards a fun panel and Awards ceremony with little Oscar trophies! Such a great touch for a well-thought out festival. I will definitely submit again and again!

    February 2018
  • Steven Swancoat

    The New York City Pop-up Film Festival is wonderful local film festival. Great communication between festival and movie makers, quick and timely responses. The event was local with an outstanding turn out from all participating films. Afterward they have a great Q&A session and gave some insight from all filmmakers and actors alike. They ended the wonderful evening with a small award ceremony, even handing out quality trophies. Congrats to Taylor Hamilton whom won the best actor award for our short film "The Singer". I would def recommend this film festival to local New York filmmakers for a chance to screen and meet other NYC based filmmakers.

    February 2018