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 2025:
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 2020.
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.
10. Winner must provide DVD, if necessary.
11. All winners and selections are to be shown at the Piermont Film Festival.

Overall Rating
  • This was our first festival in which we attended in person. The team at Piermont was informative and assisted us in every way possible. What a wonderful experience and a beautiful town to host a film festival. I definitely recommend this festival especially for first time filmmakers.

    August 2023
  • Cenk İzgören

    amazing festival. thank you very much for everting.

    June 2023
  • Marcia Haufrecht

    I wasn’t at live festival. It was probably great.

    June 2023
  • Marcia is a kind and generous woman and runs her festival with those qualities in mind. She is truly passionate about film and equally passionate about the people who make them. I recommend this festival for anyone that shares her passion. Thank you so much, Marcia!

    June 2023
  • Great communication from the organizers! Unfortunately, my work schedule didn't give me time to fly to New York to attend. We're honored that our film was accepted and shown!

    June 2023