A small film festival in even smaller rooms. Beautiful Piermont on the Hudson serves as the backdrop for this exciting international film festival. Located just 13 miles north of the George Washington Bridge, the festival is easily accessible for all in NYC, with picturesque upstate NY village charm, on the Hudson River. The Village of Piermont has been featured in such films as, "The Purple Rose of Cairo" and "At First Sight" and representation on the small screen includes, "The Blacklist" and "Law & Order". The festival will feature screenings with Q and A's, outdoor musicians and special guests. This event is free to the public. No pets in screening rooms.

The awards are Laurels. Monetary amounts and additional prizes to be determined later.
Here are the awards planned for PFF 2023:
Best of Festival Feature Drama
Best of Festival Feature Comedy or Musical
Best Environmental Impact Award
Best of Festival Short
Best of Festival Documentary Feature

Applicant must have created the project or, have written permission from the owner of the content to submit the film to us.

Rules and Terms:
1. Film must be completed and un-released.
2. We do not accept any films made before 2018.
3. Film must be in English.
4. All fees are non-refundable.
5. The same film can be entered in more than one appropriate category, but each category requires an additional entry fee.
6. PFF is not responsible for any tangible materials that arrive broken.
7. All films must be submitted digitally.
8. Categories may be edited by the judges if deemed necessary.
9. International winners (if receiving a cash prize) can be paid only through PayPal or may give to the charity of their choice, as long as it can be accessed through the internet, and accepts US currency.

Overall Rating
  • Michele Citoni

    I couldn't fly in from Italy to attend in person and I'm so sorry because the venue looks lovely, Marcia Robins and all the staff seem to have done a great job and the festival is a little gem. It's an honor for me that my short documentary "5x7" was selected to be part of a program of less than 20 films. Highly recommended.

    August 2021
  • Had a great time at this festival - Marcia is amazing and is a real force of nature. Really interesting lineup of films. Highly recommend!

    June 2021
  • Kenjo McCurtain

    Very well-run independent festival with an excellent roster of films. Communication was courteous and patient. Their love for independent film and their championing of our film, Make-Believers, was hugely encouraging. A+++

    June 2021
  • A very good festival with detailed information. I hope to be able to attend your good festival next year as well.

    June 2021
  • Despite the Coronavirus crisis, you managed the festival very well. Congratulations, you were great.

    June 2020