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 15TH EDITION OF SIFFNYC on September 15, 2024!!

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
  • Jennifer Rau

    What an incredible and special festival. Sibyl, Carlos and Jorge provided such a warm and welcoming environment with such personal attention to each filmmaker. It felt like a family. Our team was blown away by their graciousness and their support of our film. It was an honor to screen among such talent.

    October 2023
  • Keith Rubin

    Sibyl and her team put together a fantastic festival experience from start to finish! Their communication is always clear, their programming is stellar, and they do a great job packing houses for screenings and providing opportunities to meet and mingle with other filmmakers. We had a great response for our film Love Hurts, and we're looking forward to submitting again in the future!

    October 2023
  • Philip Embury

    Sibyl and the whole team at Soho Film Festival created an incredible experience! Screenings were packed, top notch film quality and well curated networking experiences. Overall a great way to premiere Year of the Oat Milk Latte in New York City. Will definitely be back!

    October 2023
  • Cory Stonebrook

    Soho was such a fantastically run festival! The opening night party was a blast. The red carpet and photographer were top notch. Seeing our film on the iconic screen at Village East Angelika was amazing. We saw so many excellent films. The staff is friendly and responsive. Our last short played at Soho during the pandemic and I'm so glad we got to have the full experience this year with our new short film! Highly recommend.

    October 2023
  • Rebecca Knowles

    Thank you for an incredible festival!

    I was so impressed by the programming lineup and the location was gorgeous. All of the communication from start to finish was wonderful, clear, and so thorough, I felt so well taken care-of as a filmmaker. The Q&A was thoughtful and engaging. I hope to be back with another project in a future year!

    September 2023