The 3rd Annual Seneca Film Festival October 18th-20th 2019 in Waktins Glen, NY. Film screenings, networking, and an unique experience in beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York.

Discover the cinematic landscapes, lakes, waterfalls and hiking trails.

Taste the best of New York wineries, breweries, and distilleries paired with the locally sourced cuisine.

Juried Awards:
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Narrative Short Film

Audience Awards:
Favorite Narrative Feature
Favorite Documentary Feature
Favorite Documentary Short Film
Favorite Narrative Short Film

Acceptable exhibition formats include DCP, and Blu Ray disc. The festival requests DVD and/or Blu Ray disc back up copies to accompany all exhibition formats. By entering your film you agree to work with the Seneca Film Festival to provide compatible exhibition format(s) and back ups.

For programming consideration, the festival only accepts online screeners (FilmFreeway or Vimeo via FilmFreeway). WE DO NOT ACCEPT DVD SUBMISSIONS.

Do not submit works in progress.

Support Materials:
Accepted films are requested to provide an electronic press kit including:
- Production still photos, images that accurately represent the look of the film (NOT on set photos)
- Director’s photo and biography/filmography
- Director’s statement
- Credits list
- All photos should be print-quality (300dpi) files.

The Seneca Film Festival reserves the right to use images from films selected in Festival marketing purposes (web, print media, and television).

Filmmakers are responsible for the shipment of the exhibition copy to the Festival by the requested deadline. The Seneca Film will cover outbound shipping only.

By agreeing to these terms, you warrant that you have read, understood, and agreed to the regulations of the Seneca Film Festival and that, to the best of your knowledge, the information that you have supplied is correct.

Overall Rating
  • Wonderful festival. Incredible networking opportunities and the all female filmmakers panel was invaluable.

    January 2019
  • Andrew Whitlatch

    I had a lovely weekend in Upstate New York. Excellent festival to spend the weekend and enjoy upstate NY in the fall.

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Andrew! Glad you guys could join us! We look forward to your next films!

  • juliette zygarowicz

    My film, The Evolution of a Painting, was selected to be screened at the Seneca Film Festival this year and I was able to attend. Eric responded to any questions I had quickly and thoroughly, and the event was excellent! Plus, Watkins Glen is a simply charming town. Highly Recommend!

    October 2018
  • Scheduling conflict prevented me from attending the Seneca Film Festival, but communications were great! Thank you, Seneca Film Festival, for awarding my film FROM SEED TO SEED Best Documentary Film.

    October 2018
  • A very nice & well run festival. Very thoughtful organizers in a lovely setting. Thanks very much Seneca FF for the opportunity you provided our film!

    October 2018