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.

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.

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.

Overall Rating
  • Dolan Chorng

    Wonderful festival with great people. Appreciate the highly selective curation of films!

    July 2018
  • The team behind NYNL was so helpful and supportive! They put on a fantastic film series and kept a strong, clear communication through the whole process.

    July 2018
  • Taylor Schafer

    Tom and Robert were welcoming and did an excellent job communicating with me about the event! I was given plenty of tickets for guests along with drink tickets and the venue at the Caveat was great. There was a good turnout and I was excited to be a part of a Q&A along with the other directors. My film was promoted on social media and they also posted photos and video of event. Some of the selected films weren't that great, but overall the selection of films was good. It is a smaller event so I didn't meet a lot of other filmmakers but people were open to conversation about their films. For a small series and for my first festival experience, the submission fee was definitely worth what I got out of it and I would highly recommend for other first-time filmmakers!

    June 2018
  • Stacey Larkins

    I had a great experience with New York No Limits! They had very interesting film selections, a great venue, Also, they were awesome with social media, and extremely responsive in regards to communicating with the filmmaker!

    June 2018
  • Amy DePaola

    I loved my experience with the New York, No Limits Film Series. Robert and Tom are great programmers with a strong eyes. I was also really pleasantly surprised by the venue, Wild Project, where NYNL calls home. At first the idea of screening in a non-traditional movie theater was concerning but the picture looked great - and the sound - the sound was amazing! Communication and promotion of the festival was handled very well. I was so thrilled to be amongst such great films, filmmakers and really look forward to screening with NYNL again soon!

    March 2018