The New York Independent Film Festival is a celebration of independent cinema in the heart of New York City. NYIFF is focused on bringing immense value to filmmakers: Through our showcase, panels, masterclasses, awards, development, networking, and more. The goal is to ensure everyone involved in every iteration of The New York Independent Film Festival is thrilled with every aspect of the event and the opportunities within it.

The New York Independent Film Festival was built with the love of independent filmmaking in mind. Beyond all else, it's a value-focused event structured with passion for the craft, operated by film industry professionals with worldwide judges from the professional producing, writing and development worlds.

*The New York Independent Film Festival recently acquired The For The Good of The People Film Festival - So the two festivals have been merged, and the FTGOTP section of the NYIFF will remain as an annual section within the genre-focused branch of the event.

*We're also official partners of The Film Festival Network! If you're interested in taking your film career to the next level online, go visit - Their interview packages and review publications are built to help independent filmmakers grow. It's an amazing platform, and it's a great community to be a part of if you're interested in growing your film career! ->

Jury Award Prizes in the following categories:
-Best Narrative Feature
-Best Narrative Short
-Best Documentary
-Best Experimental
-Best New Media
-Film of The Year

Plus, all winners will be invited through to submit their work to our partnered film distribution company based out of New York City, to take your work to the next level!

All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.

-Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.

-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.

-There is no minimum running time.

-Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1, 2018.

-All genres are welcome (narrative, animated, experimental, documentary or music video).

-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.