ABOUT The North Film Festival - New York City (TNFF)
Event Days: Feb 25 - 28/2025
Church of Scientology Harlem Community Center:
220 E 125th St New York, New York 10035 United States.

The North Film Festival - New York City (TNFF NYC) proudly takes the spotlight, inheriting the legacy from TNFF in Sweden. As of Feb 2025, our dedicated team begins a new era, shifting the festival hub from Sweden to the bustling streets of New York City. With five successful years hosting film festivals across Sweden, Spain, and the USA, we're excited to continue the journey in the vibrant cinematic landscape of NYC!

The North Film Festival (TNFF) born in Stockholm, Sweden, in Feb 2020, is set to continue its legacy in New York City from Feb 2025. Proudly supporting Scandinavian filmmakers and independent talents from Sweden.

TNFF NYC, an IMDb qualifier, is an international film festival dedicated to showcasing a wide range of international and American shorts and feature films of all genres. We offer both online screenings and an annual live screening and awards event in the heart of New York City.

What sets us apart is our partnership with The North Film Festival Stockholm in Sweden (March -27 - 28 / 2025 ONLINE) and the LOVE & HOPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Barcelona (L'HIFF) (Sep 17 - 21, 2024), Spain. With this strong foundation and five years of combined experience, we have already proven our ability to curate exceptional cinematic experiences.

Get ready for a phenomenal film festival in New York City. We have the skills, passion, and vision to make it one of the greatest!

IMDb Awards Listing Qualifier's The North Film Festival - New York CIty:

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Church of Scientology Harlem Community Center:
220 E 125th St New York, New York 10035 United States.
Event Days: Feb 25 - 28/2025

Each quarter, the submitted projects are judged by an enthusiastic team of film industry professionals and academics.

TNFF Welcomes you to the city that never sleeps New York - United States.

New York is the most ethnically diverse, religiously varied, commercially driven, famously congested, and, in the eyes of many, the most attractive urban centre in the country. No other city has contributed more images to the collective consciousness of Americans: Wall Street means finance, Broadway is synonymous with theatre, Fifth Avenue is automatically paired with shopping, Madison Avenue means the advertising industry, Greenwich Village connotes bohemian lifestyles, Seventh Avenue signifies fashion, Tammany Hall defines machine politics, and Harlem evokes images of the Jazz Age, African American aspirations, and slums. if you're selected for the screenings in New York City on Feb 2025!


Best International Short Film (certificate)
Best Short Film of the States (certificate)
Best American Short Film (certificate)
Best Script Short Film (certificate)
Best Script Feature Film (certificate)
Best Experimental Short Film (certificate)
Best Student Film (certificate)
Best Music Video (certificate)
Best Web Series (certificate)
Best LBGTQ Short Film (certificate)
Best Drama Short Film (certificate)
Best Horror Short Film (certificate)
Best Scandinavian Short Film (certificate)
Best Short Documentary (certificate)
Best Sci-Fi Short Film (certificate)
Best Animation Short Film (certificate)
Best Swedish Short Film (certificate)
Best Actor in Short Film (certificate)
Best Actress in Short Film (certificate)
Best Director in a Short Film (certificate)

Best Cinematography in Feature Film (certificate)
Best Director Feature Film (certificate)
Best LBGTQ Feature Film (certificate)
Best Documentary Feature (certificate)
Best Feature Film (certificate)
Best Horror Feature Film (certificate)

Honorable Mentions (6) - (certificate)
Audience Award (0) (certificate)
Awards Celebrities (1)

Total Awards Edition 2023: 22

The North Film Festival - New York City (TNFF)
By submitting your film, you agree that The North Film Festival - New York City (TNFF)) can use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/Stills) for promotional purpose.
To submit a film, you must have created the project yourself, own the rights or have permission from the owner of the content to submit the film to us, you are entitled of that responsibility and you as a filmmaker YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE RIGHTS OF YOUR FILM.

You must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements
The North Film Festival - New York City (TNFF) will review films in their entirety. Films will be watched and reviewed by members of the Selection Committee; a professional group of filmmakers, film enthusiasts and critics. Films are scored accordingly.

1. Entries in foreign languages must come with - English subtitles.
2. All entries must have been completed AFTER January 1st 2022
3. Any film submitted to the The North Film Festival - New York City (TNFF) can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance.
4. Works in progress are accepted.
5. You must own or be given all of the rights to anything you submit to the festival.
6. Multiple entries are allowed. You can submit more than one film to the same category. But keep in mind the entry fee must be paid for each one.
7. At our discretion, we may choose to transfer a film to the correct category, but only if the appropriate level of submission fee has been paid.
8. A screening committee determines which films shall be exhibited, submissions are not guaranteed to be shown. All decisions of the committee are final. Except for the audience award, separate juries select festival winners
9. After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified.
10. Winners will be presented with their awards during the The North Film Festival - New York City (TNFF) Awards Ceremony Gala, which will take place at the festival on Feb 25th 2025 7pm New York - USA Time.
11. Submissions are NON-refundable. We cannot be held liable for materials which are lost or damaged.
12. We totally retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through our online website + platforms or email.
13. If your film is selected by our festival, you automatically agree that we may use images from your project for marketing purposes for our festival. If you do not agreed, and do not consent to give us promotional rights to your material, please let us know with a call or via email; and then we will withdraw your film from the promotion of our festival. If we do not receive any notification from you within 48 hours after your film is selected, we will assume that you agree this policy.
By official slection, you agree to be publicly recognized as an official selection project through social media.
14. The festival will not pay any fee for screening a film.
15. The festival WILL NOT cover any filmmaker expenses. Please note, you will be totally responsible for your airfare, accommodation and other travel expenses.
16. The Festival will only screen films with representatives of the same. If not, it will continue to be selected, but will go online. The priority is for those who are at the Festival (Including Local Filmmakers).
17. Students- Please submit to the proper category - Graduate, College, High School or younger and supply a student ID.

I also acknowledge that the film submission fee does not guarantee acceptance and no refund will be provided if my film is not selected. 
Applicants who do not follow the guidelines will not be accepted.

Overall Rating
  • Genaro Rivas

    Encantado con la atención , el evento magnifico , una gran oportunidad de proyectar nuestros visuales en esta gran ciudad, muchas gracias y nos vemos el año que viene . exitos.

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    Gracias y te esperamos en el 2025! TNFF Team!

  • Joseph Villapaz

    Thank you for the opportunity to be part of your festival. The venue was pleasant and comfortable.

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! you are always welcome to our festival! TNFF Team

  • Laura Isabel Figueroa

    The North Film Festival was one of a kind experience. It provided artists from all over the world with a great opportunity to appreciate and support each other’s work and talent. As a first-time filmmaker, writer and actress of short films myself, I learned so much from more seasoned artists and developed strong new bonds. I am grateful for the honorable mention “Eternal Ties: A Daughter’s Tribute to a Mother’s Love” given to MI NIÑA (My Little Girl). 🙏🏽❣️🙏🏽

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! This means a lot! Thank you thank you thank you!

  • It was superb! We had a blast.Thank you TNFF for everything! We hope to be back next year :)

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so Much! Thank You!

  • The North Film Festival – NYC was a fantastic festival to attend and I loved to be in New York. The festival was very well organized and I liked that you had after parties every night. I saw a lot of good films and met a lot of nice film makers from all over the world during the days. THANK YOU all the staff for your pleasant reception and thank you for the "Best animated short film award" for my film "The Murder of Olof Palme".

    November 2023
    Response from festival:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH Joaquim it was great to have you in New York all the way from Sweden Congratulations! TNFF - Team