Welcome to the Upstate New York Film Festival.

All accepted films will receive 1 All-Festival pass. 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
  • Aaron Garcia

    We had our film "All I Need Is Your Signature" screen at the festival. Unfortunately we couldn't be there, but the festival was very communicative about the screening. Very grateful to have screened.

    September 2023
  • Tyler Cheman

    I am very grateful to screen my feature there; looking forward to submitting more next season!

    September 2023
  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" into your festival!

    September 2023
  • Awesome festival! Truly honored to have my film The Payout screened! Great staff! Great communication!

    September 2023
  • The published photos do not show any screenings or spectators. There is very little information, the website is down. There is no proof that the festival was actually held. Is this festival really a festival? It is legitimate to doubt it. Is it another one of those pseudo festivals that are just cash registers?
    Les photos publiées ne montrent pas de projections, ni de spectateurs. Il y a très peu d'informations, le site internet est à l'arrêt. Il n'y pas de preuve que le festival se soit vraiment tenu. Ce festival en est-il vraiment un ? Il est légitime d'en douter. Est-ce encore un de ses pseudo festivals qui ne sont que des tiroirs caisse ?

    December 2022