New York No Limits Film Series is a ongoing collection of screenings that presents the best films from around the world in the most unique and dynamic arts city in the world. No Limits provides filmmakers the opportunity and support to explore the most innovative, taboo and diverse shorts from anywhere in the world at the state of the art Wild Project event space. All year long, No Limits breaks the boundaries and spreads the canvass in any genre, no matter the vision from all over the world.

Awards & Prizes

New York No Limits Film Series will present awards for best Feature Film and Best Short Film, and the Audience Award at our Summit in August 2018.

Short films which exhibit at our short film events throughout the season are eligible for an additional screening at the Summit in November. Films exhibited at the Summit will be reviewed by our Jury, who will select the Best Feature and Short Film award winners.

Rules & Terms

Films of any genre are accepted for consideration to our screening series. Short films produced within 24 months of submission and under 39 minutes in length are eligible for consideration for screening in our periodic Short Film screening series. The best short films shown throughout the year will be selected by NYNL staff to be included in the 2018 Summit in August

Feature films produced within 24 months of submission and 40 minutes or longer in running time will be selected by NYNL staff for inclusion in the Summit.

The NYNL jury will select the Best Short Film and Best Feature Film, which will be awarded a $500 and $750 prize respectively at the conclusion of the Summit.

All films must be received by listed deadline dates. Any applications received after each deadline will be considered for the next film series.

By submitting to New York No Limits Film Series, you are consenting to the exhibition of your film, use of all cast/crew names, and images associated with the film for exhibition and promotional purposes.

New York No Limits Film Series does not offer a screening fee to filmmakers.

By submitting a film, the submitter grants New York No Limits 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.

In submitting a film, the submitter shall indemnify and hold harmless the New York No Limits Film Series 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.

11 Reviews

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    Michael Goldburg

    This will be my 3rd screening at NYNL and proud to be back! They run an awesome festival with great, international programming at a cool venue in the East Village. Tom and Robby are also filmmakers, so they know how to treat their own. Their filmmaker drinks, receptions and parties are fantastic. Met a lot of other cool filmmakers and seen some great work here, too. Very warm and friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend it!

    November 2017
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    Lonnie Edwards

    I always love being a part of NYNL film series. They always treat me with the utmost respect & kindness. I definitely feel like a part of the family any time ive screened. Also, the audience is in-tuned to panels & the films with great feedback each time! I highly recommend this festival to each and every filmmaker.

    May 2017
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    Amanda Brooke Avery

    This was such a great experience! Everyone I spoke to and worked with was helpful and generally wonderful. The screening had an awesome, relaxed vibe to it that I really enjoyed, and the short films in my block were extremely well-curated. I would absolutely apply & go again.

    April 2017
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    Aaron Sheer

    NYNL Series was a great experience, especially for new directors, who participate in a Q&A after the screening.

    April 2017
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    Michael Foster

    I am only at the start of the entire film festival experience and, to date, each one has been outstanding. But the people at the NYNLFS have gone above and beyond what any of my other experiences have been. They have been outstanding when it comes to communicating information and incredibly responsive to emails and questions. They have been very personable and seem genuinely interested in me and my short film. The next time I have a film ready, I will definitely submit to them again.

    April 2017