SOHO Film Fest celebrates the cutting-edge of digital technology while honoring traditional forms of storytelling, encourages new and seasoned filmmakers from here in New York City and around the world to create and send in their fresh and innovative cinematic pieces.

JOIN US FOR THE 14TH EDITION OF SIFFNYC on September 14, 2023!!

Accepting full-length features, short films and documentaries from professionals and amateurs alike, SIFFNYC will hold screenings, panels and host social events and other networking opportunities for everyone involved. Leading figures from all disciplines of the film industry including distributors and media will be in attendance.

Past attendees and participants of the festival include actors/actresses/writers/directors such as Octavia Spencer, Armand Assante, Pierce Brosnan, Keely Shaye Brosnan, William Sadler, Danny Aiello, Luis Guzman, Dominic Purcell, Danny Aiello, Richard Kind, Frank Vincent, Carrie Preston, Beth Grant, Sean Young, Kevin "Dot Com" Brown, Alysia Reiner, James McCaffrey, Joe D'Onofrio, Kevin Jonas, Margaret Colin, Mark Feuerstein, Lynn Cohen, Charlie Bewley, Luke Guldan, Melissa Archer, Constance Schulman, Yara Martinez, Adam Brody, Josh Lawson, Matthew Daddario, Franky G, Coach Tom Coughlin, Lans Kinsey, Grant Shaud, Spencer Graham, Jessica Hecht, Zach Grenier, Patrick Fischler, Cady McClain, Neal Bledsoe, David Zayas, Michael Imperiolli, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico, and Vinny Pastore to name a few. By enticing filmmakers, journalists and cinéastes from the US and across the globe, SOHO Film Fest expects to draw audiences to New York City, known for its artistic community and cultural sophistication, helping boost the profile, the sense of pride, and the economy of the local community and the city itself.

NYC AUDIENCE AWARD - Short Film or Series Pilot
NYC AUDIENCE AWARD - Exhibition Film
NYC AUDIENCE AWARD - Feature Length Film


SohoFilmFest will accept films in every genre, on any topic from every country around the world. If needed, films can also be submitted with a hard copy application form. Please contact for information about an alternative submission method.

The 2023 films will be selected by the festival programmers.

If a film is accepted, entrants will be solely responsible for delivering their exhibition video materials to and from the festival venue. Complete press kits will be needed as soon after notification as possible in DIGITAL FORMAT. SIFFNYC cannot be held liable for your exhibition print/video materials which are lost or damaged during shipping. It is the responsibility of the filmmaker to pre-arrange pick up of exhibition copies after its screening.

Submission fees are non-refundable.

If your film wins either a Jury or Audience award, you are required to mention this in your posters and other promotional material if and when the film gets distribution.


SUBMISSION FEES: NON ONLINE Payments in US dollars may be made by check or money order. Checks or money orders in US Dollars only should be made payable to SOHO International Film Festival. International entrants must use an international money order paid in US dollars through a US bank including Canadian entries.

SCREENING REQUIREMENTS: If your film is selected, please be advised that SIFFNYC will require: 1 Bluray or DCP plus DVD for archives. Film Submissions screener copies are NON-RETURNABLE. Please DO NOT send original materials. We require archive copies for all films screened at SIFFNYC. Please be prepared to deliver a copy either by DVD, Bluray or Digital File for the archives if accepted for the event.

* Please submit ONE (1) (NTSC) DVD/Bluray clearly labeled with entry number (if online), title, type, email and contact name.
* One (1) Press Kit (DIGITAL) (if available)
* Payment (see Payment & Return).

* PACKAGING - Ship your media in a bubble-pack envelope. Do not use a fiberpack. The festival is NOT RESPONSIBLE for damage to media incurred in shipping.
* COSTS & LABELING - All shipping costs TO and FROM New York City must be PAID FOR BY THE SENDER. All media MUST indicate title, shipper's name, and shipping address. To confirm receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped postcard with your entry.
* We cannot confirm receipt of packages by telephone. DO NOT CALL please email.
* International Entries - All entries from outside the US should be sent via Air Mail Registered, Fed Ex and UPS or by a parcel.

RETURN OF ENTRIES - Submission preview media WILL NOT be returned.

* Films must have been completed within 2 years of festival dates.
* Submission media, completed submission form, and submission fee must be postmarked by specified Early Deadline, Regular Deadline, Late Deadline and received no later than Extended Deadline for each festival season.
* World and US Premieres are not required.
* All films and videos in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for Festival presentation.
* Filmmakers must deliver final format (as indicated) for festival screening. No exceptions will be permitted.

For any other questions, feel free to contact us at

Right To Enter:
Entrants warrant that they have the legal right to enter film work to the 2023 SOHO International Film Festival NYC. As the Director/Producer of the Film, entrants have submitted to the Festival, entrants represent and warrant to the Festival that the Film and all parts thereof are original; that the Film does not contravene the rights of any person or entity and that entrants own or control the Film and all parts thereof and have the sole authority to submit the Film to the Festival; the Film entrants submitted to the Festival is not subject to nor threatened by any litigation. Entrants acknowledge that no fiduciary or confidential relationship now exists between the Festival and entrants, and entrants further acknowledge that no such relationship is established by these guidelines, my submission of the Film, or by the Festival’s acceptance, review or retention of the Film.

Overall Rating
  • Massimo Soto

    Soho International Film Festival was fantastic. Sibyl, Carlos and the entire staff, along with the IDC post-production team, were unbelievably helpful. The venue and the quality of the event were some of the best I have seen. It was an honor for “Below the Rise” to have been selected at Soho13!

    November 2022
  • Marchelle Thurman

    It was an honor to screen our feature film BLACK WHITE AND THE GREYS at SOHO International Film Festival. A couple of us are from NY and we had a packed screening! It was an absolutely gorgeous theatre and we had great communication from start to finish. Sibyl, the Executive Director and Head of Programming, along with her entire team, were absolutely wonderful to work with. You can tell they really care about their filmmakers and the films.

    The festival was fun, the films were great, and we were able to meet so many talented fellow artists. We were excited to be included in the list of nominees. What a great group of filmmakers! We feel very lucky to have been a part of this festival and we will definitely submit future projects to SOHO!

    November 2022
  • Elise Finnerty

    We were all from New York and had the best premiere at Soho! Breathtaking theater and great communication start to finish. Love this festival!!

    November 2022
  • Marissa Ghavami

    SOHO International Film Festival was a joy and an honor to be a part of. Sibyl, the Executive Director and Head of Programming, along with her entire team, was absolutely wonderful to work with. You can tell they really care about their filmmakers. The festival was fun and swanky and I got to meet so many brilliant and kind fellow artists. I’m so grateful Silk was a part of 2022’s festival! I will definitely submit future projects to SOHO!

    October 2022
  • Ran Yatim

    Thank you so much Soho International Film Festival for having my film, THE COMFORT ZONE! The venue was incredible, Sybil, Carlos and all staff, I hope to come back next year!

    October 2022