Sponsored by InkTip and Final Draft, the professional screenwriting software.

Join our powerful slate of international film and television entries
at the 2017 New York Film & Television Festival

Now accepting submissions:
* Short Films
* Feature Films
* Short Screenplays
* Feature Screenplays
* Teleplays
* TV Pilots
* Web Series

* More than one entry may be submitted. However, each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and entry fee.

We will be holding live screenings of feature films and shorts,
and readings from our award-winning screenplays
on June 28, 2017
Wythe Hotel
80 Wythe Ave. at N. 11th Williamsburg,
Brooklyn, NY 11249

We will open our festivities with live readings, then segue into short screenings and feature film screenings, culminating in a filmmaker Q&A, awards ceremony and afterparty (location to be announced).

* Founded by JoDa Hodge—author, celebrity cinematographer and winner of the 2011 Rhode Island International Screenplay Competition and the 2011 American International Screenplay Competition. JoDa's backdoor pilot, Departed Harvest, also won Top Honors at the 2016 Colorado International Film Festival and Screenplay Competition.

JoDa launched a successful Kickstarter campaign for Departed Harvest with the actor Luis Guzman (Anger Management, Boogie Nights). DepartedHarvest.com

* Our Artistic Director, Pamela Preston, served as Line Producer and Production Accountant for the Oscar-nominated, Sundance-winning feature film, Frozen River.

Each Top 10 Winner receives a copy of Final Draft screenwriting software.

Each Top 3 Winner receives an InkTip prize package. Each prize package includes one (1) InkTip script listing.

1) Various surprise prizes from our sponsors ($2400 Value)

2) Grand Prize Winner receives complimentary film and television consultation by NYU film professor, Marilyn Horowitz ($1800 value)

* Disclaimer: Producers/festival staff/employees/assigns/heirs are not obligated to produce or critique any screenplays/teleplays submitted to the New York Film & Screenplay Festival.

Screenplay/Teleplay © Copyright remains 100% property of its writer(s).

Official New York Film & Television Festival Rules & Terms:

* More than one entry may be submitted. However, each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and entry fee.

All submitted films and/or screenplays/music/treatments must comply with the Submissions Guidelines including deadlines, exhibition format, entry material, etc.

Please upload a secure online screener and/or screenplay/music/treatments. The film and/or screenplay must be uploaded by the submission deadline in order to be considered. Your submission application will not be processed otherwise. If you are accepted into the festival, a DVD or Blu-ray screener must be submitted.

We will email you when we receive your submission. If you do not receive an email, we did not receive your submission.

The New York Film & Television Festival is not accepting works-in-progress.

Films and/or screenplays submitted must be available in English or in the original language with English subtitles.

Entry fees are payable by PayPal to Vermont Film School LLC.

Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances and permits necessary to present their work. The New York Film & Television Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits or royalty infringement related to the work.

If your film is selected, you will be asked to provide either a print or digital press kit which includes: headshot and brief bio of director, color and/or B&W stills from the film, screeners for press, and a video trailer (cleared for use on the Festival website).

The date, time and location of the screenings of films are solely at the discretion of The New York Film & Television Festival.

The Festival will award up to six additional screenings to the top three features and top three short films. These screenings will take place throughout New York and New England. The Festival requires that the filmmaker allow these additional screenings of his/her work.

All film and screenplay entries selected for the festival grant the The New York Film & Television Festival the rights to use footage, stills, titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.

All filmmakers will be notified via email regarding their acceptance into the Festival.

You hereby affirm that you are the authorized representative for the above mentioned film [as noted on the entry form]. You grant the New York Film and Television Festival all rights necessary to exhibit and promote the above-referenced film, if selected, at the 2016 Festival. You represent that such exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights whatsoever (including copyright, trademark, musical or contract right) of any person or entity. You further represent that you are authorized to submit the above-referenced film and, if selected, will deliver the screening print to the Festival office no later than November 10, 2016. Further, you grant permission for additional limited public exhibition of the film to the New York Film and Television Festival should this film be selected as one of the top three features or top three short films of the Festival. You also grant the Festival the right to utilize an excerpt from this film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. Additionally, you will indemnify and hold harmless the New York Film and Television Festival from 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 material entered. All decisions of the Festival regarding the designation of the top three feature films and top three short films selected for additional exhibition will be final and binding on all participants. You have read, understood, and hereby agree to the terms written in the General Festival Rules submissions to the New York Film and Television Festival 2016.

* Congrats!
You read all the Official Rules.
Use Discount Code NYC20 for 20% off your entry fee.
—JoDa Hodge, NYFTF Festival Director

Overall Rating
  • Lynn McAfee

    We were honored to be a semifinalist with our film and especially thank the festival facilitators. You all were awesome.

    January 2021
  • Chris Trembath

    Have no idea. No one from the festival has reached out to me whatsoever regarding my film.

    June 2017
  • Thank you very much for your nomination for our production Ulica Piękna "Life till Death". All the best in your next events!

    January 2017
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the festival from dawn till dusk. The program was captivating, and all the arrangements made the whole experience delightful. The venue was nice and intimate for superb networking opportunities. JoDa Hodge did a fantastic job putting the festival together! I'll be back next year for sure!

    December 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words Tim!
    It was an honor to read your vision.
    Cheers to great films!
    JoDa NYFTF Director

  • Julian Lim

    On behalf of our Crime Confidential entire cast and crew, 
    We all would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the great opportunity, we are truly grateful.
    It's a great honour and privilege to take part in your film festival and helping emerging filmmakers in the future.

    December 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the great review and writing Julian!

    Cheers to great films!
    JoDa NYFTF Director