As iFF (All Shorts Irvington Film Festival) is an international film festival dedicated to the short film. Our mission is to present innovative and diverse shorts with original concepts, excellent writing, high production values, and wonderful acting. As IFF will be held in Irvington, New York, a small town on the Hudson River just north of New York City.
Our premiere season in 2015-2016 was a huge success with close to a 1,000 people attending As iFF! Filmmakers commented what a great festival it was where their films were seen by many film lovers in a large historic theater. Each film is seen by 200-300 people and not simply festival staff and invited friends.
For season two, we are accepting films as short as one minute, but should not exceed 20 minutes in length (including opening and closing credits) in narrative, animated, documentary, or student shorts. We want you to feel BIG at our All SHORTS festival - where only shorts will be screened. All filmmakers want their work to be seen and that's exactly what we are offering at As iFF - a chance for more people in the New York metropolitan area to screen YOUR work. We are an international festival and interested in amazing story telling that can be shared in under 20 minutes. The event is made up of films that will fill 2 to 2.5 hours of screening, so we are very interested in those short-shorts as well as stories at the 15 minute mark.
Films will be chosen by an esteemed panel of jury members and screened in a one-night-only event at the historic Irvington Town Hall Theater. The number of films screened will depend on our jury curated one night program.
Awards & Prizes
Of course it's an honor to have your film shown, but come on every one loves a pat on the back and to be able to add a laurel to their film poster/website. At As iFF, we are offering the following prizes:
Best Festival Film
- Best Director
- Best Cinematographer
- Best Editor
- Best Score
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
**Best narrative, animated, documentary, & student film will be awarded based on selections
Rules & Terms
Please read all rules and guidelines before submitting your project.
1) As iFF is hereby granted the rights to use an excerpt from submitted films for promotional purposes as well as screen the film at our festival. The individual submitting the film attests to the fact they have authority and rights to submit this film.
2) You agree to hold harmless All Shorts Irvington Film Festival, Irvington Town Hall Theater, and the Village of Irvington front and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and cost of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright,trademark, credits, or publicity.
3) We reserve the right to refuse entries.
a) Upload an official poster, synopsis and vimeo link of your film to FilmFreeway for our screening/judging purposes. Vimeo link must have download turned on for those that are chosen. Selected films will be sent screening requirements.
b) All films must be in English or have English subtitles.
c) All films must be completed movies. We do not accept rough cuts.
d) All films should have been made in the year 2015 or 2016.
e) Films submitted can be as short as one minute, but should not exceed 20 minutes in length (including opening and closing credits).
f) Films that have had a public screening (other than film festivals) or appear online on Youtube, Vimeo, etc for public viewing are not acceptable.
g) After the film has been chosen as an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified and the film will be listed on the festivals website.
h) Local filmmakers are invited to Irvington for the screening if they wish to attend, but it is not necessary in order to be chosen. We want to share your work with our audiences; having the filmmaker is an extra perk.
i) All entry fees are non-refundable.