The Nassau Film Festival (NFF) screens short films (30 seconds to 20 Minutes) in the following genres: fiction, non-fiction and animation. Best of Festival are awarded to regular filmmakers as well as student filmmakers. Submissions are through filmfreeway ( The Nassau Film Festival has grown into an international film festival and will be a two-day event in 2017 at the Princeton Garden Theatre in Princeton, NJ on Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21. There will be a Q and A session for accepted filmmakers and panel discussions.With over 250 submissions from six continents last year, NFF has become one of the premier East Coast festivals for filmmakers wishing to submit their short films for consideration.

Filmmakers will be notified first of acceptance (semi-finalist) or nonacceptance. The semifinalists will then be judged to determine finalists whose films will be screened at the festival. Award winners will be notified after the conclusion of the festival. - for laurel information

Awards & Prizes

Best of Festival Awards in the categories of fiction, non-fiction and animation.

Rules & Terms

Please see rules by visiting our site:
Same rules from last year's festival applies.

14 Reviews

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    Danny MAlin

    I could not attend but was thrilled when another film maker saw my presented film and reached out to me. The ultimate reason for these festivals. Thank you and keep up the great work.

    May 2017
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    Yasmin Mistry

    The festival was in a nice venue and had a dedicated and engaged audience. Our film screened at 9 a.m. on a Sunday morning so we expected an empty theater but we were pleasantly surprised to have a good crowd and a really great , lengthy Q&A. Festival communication could be improved as we had to find out our screening details via the website, but it's still a young festival and otherwise well run. Overall it was a good experience and we'll definitely submit here again in the future.

    May 2017
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    Tereza Hirsch

    What a wonderful festival with a unique atmosphere! I enjoyed the event a lot as the organizers, photographers and the audience were very welcoming and professional. Hope to come back!

    May 2017
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    Mohammad Mohammadian

    Thank you so much, Your Film Festival is Very Nice.

    May 2017
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    Rahman Mani

    An extremely well organized and supportive festival. Taking time to select the finest shorts and to communicate with all the directors on a personal level. I was very honored to get selected my film. Their dedication and support of filmmakers sets them apart.

    May 2017