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 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY JUNE 20- 27, 2019!!!

Accepting full-length features, short films and documentaries from professionals and amateurs alike, SOHO Film Fest 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.

BEST SOHO FILMMAKER FEATURE FILM
BEST SOHO FILMMAKER SHORT FILM
BEST SHOWCASE FEATURE FILM
BEST SHOWCASE SHORT FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST WORLD SHOWCASE
BEST WORLD SHORT FILM
BEST ANIMATED FILM
BEST SHOWCASE PILOT - Long Form
BEST SHOWCASE PILOT - Short Form
NYC AUDIENCE AWARD - Short Film
NYC AUDIENCE AWARD - Feature Film

*** NYC ICON AWARD ***

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 info@sohofilmfest.com for information about an alternative submission method.

The 2019 films will be selected by the festival programmers. All selections will be posted on our site May 30, 2019.

Film Submissions screeners are non-returnable. Please DO NOT send original materials.

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. SohoFilmFest 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.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

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 for exhibiton, please be advised that SIFFNYC will require: 1 Bluray or DCP plus DVD for archives.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES:
* 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).

SHIPPING INFORMATION:
* 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
* 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 info@sohofilmfest.com

Right To Enter:
Entrants warrant that they have the legal right to enter film work to the 2019 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
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  • Ana Atanassova

    SOHO International Film Festival is an outstanding NYC based film festival. It takes place in a gorgeous old school theatre, conveniently located. The team behind the festival is very professional, attentive and friendly. The film selection is of top quality. SOHO International Film Festival also provides lots of networking opportunities and after parties with a good vibe. My film was selected for its 9th edition and I will definitely submit again new projects.

    December 2018
  • I loved this festival, the programers we very communicative and nice. They presented our films in a beautiful theater with 4K projection and 5.1 audio. They had tons of events planned for all the filmmakers to network. They welcomed us with snacks and drinks. Every screening had a red carpet with a photographer. It was a warm and welcoming festival for all. Our film won Best Documentary and it was a complete honor. The award is legit! Thankful for the wonderful memories and friendships I made there.

    August 2018
  • Romina Schwedler

    One of my favorite festival experiences yet! Outstanding on all fronts. Such a well curated program, and so well organized. Great venue, parties, networking, and fest team. Plus it's in NYC! What else can I say?

    July 2018
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    Response from festival:

    THANK YOU Romina! It was an absolute blessing to have you and THE VISIT at this year's festival!

  • Jillian Corsie

    From start to finish, the SOHO team is there to support you in every way. They play great films, organize tons of events for filmmakers to meet each other, and play films at the Village East Cinema, which is a great theater. Their team keeps filmmakers updated of events happening on a nightly basis and Sibyl promptly answers all questions. I premiered my first feature there in 2015 and just screened a second film this year. Soho will always be my NYC festival of choice for my New York premieres. I cannot recommend it enough!

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    THANK YOU Jillian! It was so wonderful to have you back again! Wishing you an amazing run with your doc!

  • Janice Corran

    I can't say enough nice things about Soho. After being in over 20 festivals, Soho jumps to my top 3 ever.

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    It was a blessing to have your film with us Jan! Truly special! Thank you for your beautiful note!