In only few years Retro Avant Garde Film Festival has become one of the most prestigious and search out upcoming Film Festivals in the world for stablished and upcoming talent. Our strong and unique identity edge for cinema has make us stand out Internationally among the Top.

Renowed Artist Winners on our past editions some of them are :

* Radha Mitchell - Best Actress - RAGFF Venezia 2019
* Denis Lavant - Best Actor - RAGFF Venezia 2019

* Moby - Best Original Music - TULUM WE 2019

* Nigthmares on Wax - Best Music Video - RAGFF Cairo 2019
* Bastille, Alessia Cara - Another Place - Best Music Video - RAGFF NYC 2020


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RAGFF NYC Official Selection
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RAGFF Celebrates Human Expression and Art through Cinema.
Any Film Genre is Welcome.

All Contemporary Genres, Retro and new forms of art expression through Avant Garde Cinema are encourage to submit.

Best Retro Avant Garde Feature Film
Best Retro Avant Garde Short Film
Best Human Rights Feature Film

Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Retro Documentary Short Film

Best World Feature Film
Best Drama Feature Film
Best Comedy Feature Film

Best Experimental Film
Best Animation Short Film
Best Retro Short Film

Best Music Video

Best Art Expression Short Film
Best Drama Short Film
Best Comedy Short Film
Best Noir - Horror Short Film
Best Surrealism Short Film
Best Fantasy Short Film
Best Sci - Fi Short Film

Best Female Director Feature Film
Best Male Director Feature Film

Best Female Director Short Film
Best Male Director Short Film

Best Actress
Best Actor

Best Cinematography
Best Original Music / Score
Best Screenplay
Best Edition
Best Makeup and Hairstyling

We encourage our participants to go beyond limits Artistically and Professionally.
Any Idea of anyone is allowed in RAGFF as long as Professionalism, Human and Art are encounter together in Film.

""" Attention for these Year Edition"""
RAGFF New York

Dear Filmmakers and Participants
Due the Echoes of the Disruption of the Coronavirus 19 . We have two modalities for our Edition this Year.

Retro Avant Garde
New York City
Festival is in two modalities
Festival online is available at

Thank you for your Comprehension.

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Retro Avant Garde Film Festival

1. – Organization

The Retro Avant Garde Film Festival aka RAGFF is an independent and Private Organization
Owned Completely on its own, not influenced, not in bias, not in affiliation to any Political or
Religious entity.

The Retro Avant Garde Film Festival mission is of promoting, propagating and exploring the
understanding of every form of expression relevant to cinema with the main priority of every Retro /
Avant Garde Art expression that moves forward at the edge of new forms of human expression
through Visual Arts and Moving Sound Image ( Experimental Audio Visuals, Short Film, Feature
Film, documentaries, public encounters, educational encounters ) throughout the year.

The aim of the Retro Avant Gard Film Festival is to be hosting the Festival every year at a different
city from a different Country, this way, while promoting the Arts, the Festival brings Human
Communion between different Cultures and Societies for the growth and better of the human

2. – Film Submissions

Feature-Length, Documentary Films :

Not Restriction whatsoever

Short Films, Medium-Length Films, Music Visuals, Music Videos :

Not Restriction whatsoever

3. – Categories

Feature Length films or Short Films to be Encourage to participate are :
Retro Avant Garde,
Music Visuals,
Science Fiction,
Any other New form of “ Sound Visual Art “ are encourage to participate.
“ Only in Particular cases, at the discretion of the Artistic Director, may exceptions be made to the
above-mentioned conditions for admission.”

4. – Waiver Agreement

The Retro Avant Garde Film Festival is open to Public. All Participants and / or guest of the
Festival acknowledge that Multimedia Channels, web and accredited television channels and other
media partners will / might cover the Retro Avant Garde Film Festival for Television, Radio, Web,
Newspaper, Digital News. By agreeing to take part in the Festival, all participants relinquish, free of
charge, their broadcasting rights to any filmed footage and recorded audio, allowing the media
partners to make such use of the above materials as they see fit.

5.- General Rules

Participation in the Retro Avant Garde Film Festival automatically entails observance of the present
Producers, distributors or other parties who submit films must guarantee that they are legally
authorized to represent the film and get any responsibility if fail to do so, as well as if any copyright
or Trademark infringement is due to act within the film they representing, also they guarantee that
they are legally authorized to register the film in the RAGFF.
RAGFF Committee, Artist Director, Aggregators and Affiliates will carry Not Responsibility if any
infringement on copyright or Trademark is made by any of the Invited films as well as Participating
films or films from the pre-selection phase and during and after RAGFF screenings.
The Director of RAGFF reserves the right to settle any cases not covered by the present

The festival accept applications by adults only. We don’t accept applications from individuals under 18.
The festival and its sponsors cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to entry materials.
RAGFF at this moment Give only Awards by Recognition, NO cash prize, No funding.
You understand and agree, that we will not offer you or pay screening fees.
We don’t accept any other material after the submission.

Should any dispute arise regarding the interpretation of any article of these regulations, the English
Version is Binding by the State laws, and jurisdiction of New York City, NY, USA.

Overall Rating
  • Chris Oledude

    From Christopher R. Owens, President, CESO Enterprises, Inc.

    On behalf of CESO ENTERPRISES, INC., Alyssa Dann, Chris Oledude, and all of our production participants, I would like to compliment the organizers and operators of RAGFF New York City. When we created our first music video (which was long enough to be a short film), we knew nothing about film festivals. With the help of FilmFreeway, we started researching. The categories were good. Everyone who contacted us on behalf of this festival was helpful. The submissions looked excellent.

    It was indeed exciting to discover this new world and to be so warmly welcomed by the inhabitants! To have GEORGE FLOYD: SAY THEIR NAMES selected for inclusion was an honor in and of itself.

    We were happy to “get the word out” and continue motivating people worldwide to consider the injustices embedded within our nation’s criminal justice system. After all, situations where a powerful segment of the population uses its law enforcement apparatus to abuse and oppress other segments of the population are recognizable in and common too many societies.
    We recommend submitting your work and we certainly intend to participate again in the future.

    Peace and stay safe!

    January 2022
  • Jakob Reuter

    Great festival and amazing films!

    January 2022
  • Alessio Naddeo

    Great festival! Thanks for selecting my shortmovie :)

    November 2021
  • Lisha Liang

    I feel very honored to be chosen to enter this festival.

    November 2021
  • Paul Kelly

    Submitting to RAGFF New York City was a wonderful experience. Thank you for selecting "Uncaught" to be included in the program. I encourage all filmmakers to submit their films to this phenomenal festival. The professionalism of the organizers is outstanding.

    November 2021