Welcome to the Upstate New York Film Festival.

All accepted films will receive 2 All-Festival passes. All selected award winners will recieve an award plus sponsor related perks to be annouced during awardee selection.

We accept online and physical screeners. Online screeners should be in mp4 or mov formats. All physical submissions can be on hard-drives, USB, DCP, DVD, or Blu-Ray.

Non-English language films must be dubbed or subtitled in English or else we may not be able to screen your project.

All films must have been completed on or after January 1, 2021. Films may be screened or released prior to the festival.

All Artist/Filmmaker(s) are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, permits, images, clips, or material that are presented in their project. Upstate New York Film Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related for the material presented.

Upstate New York Film Festival is not liable for any damage or loss suffered during shipping, previewing, or screening.

By submitting to the festival, you agree to the rules and terms presented above.

Overall Rating
  • Kevin Lucero Less

    Thank you so much Upstate New York Film Festival for selecting two of my films: "En-e-my" + "Toast" - it was a true honour to be involved in your fantastic festival. I highly recommend this festival for all filmmakers. Cheers!

    June 2022
  • Giorgi Tkemaladze

    Thanks u so much, I wish the best for u festival..

    June 2022
  • Excelente festival. Comunicação perfeita. Grato pela seleção.

    June 2022
  • Mohsen Mohammadi

    It was an honor to be included in this kind atmosphere. I really appreciate it.

    June 2022
  • Chris Dell

    I decided to make the arduous drive from South Carolina to Buffalo to participate. I have no regrets! Mr. Phillips compacted an eclectic lineup and venue that made the trip truly worth it! Not to mention, the passion he has for film, and supporting indie filmmakers such as myself. I'm sure this will be a staple in the Buffalo arts scene for years to come!

    June 2022