Audience Choice Awards are granted quarterly

NewFilmmakers NY is New York's longest running year round Film Festival.

Events are held weekly at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue New York, NY

NewFilmmakers screens roughly 700 short and feature length projects throughout the year grouped into special interest nights. Some of our ongoing programs include NewLatino, Middle East, Christian Sex, Upcoming Women, Experimental, and Crime & Punishment. NewFilmmakers is an international series with an eye towards films shot in the tri-state (NY - NJ - PA) and surrounding areas.

Throughout it's 18 year run NewFilmmakers has provided a platform for first time and veteran filmmakers. This doesn't need to be your first film to submit to NewFilmmakers. Some of the films we have had the pleasure of screening include Indie Spirit Award winner "Too Much Sleep," "The Blair Witch Project," and Academy Award winner "Mr. Hublot".

Our current video promo can be found at

You can find pictures from our most recent event on our Flickr page at:

Awards & Prizes

Quarterly Audience Choice Awards for Feature, Short, Documentary, and Webseries along with Honorable Mentions.

Rules & Terms

NewFilmmakers New York (“AltFest” “YoungFilmmakers” henceforth “sections”) are hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless NewFilmmakers New York and its sections from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

By submitting your film to NewFilmmakers NY or its sections you commit to a possible public screening of your film with NewFilmmakers NY. Films submitted may be moved, at the programmer’s discretion, within sections

NewFilmmakers and its sections are not liable for the return of films which have been submitted for screening or adjudication.

NewFilmmakers and its sections do not pay screening fees.

NewFilmmakers and its sections reserve the right to cancel and/or change screening dates without prior contact.

All submission fees to the festival and/or sections are nonrefundable. Filmmaker understands that submitting to multiple sections does not improve their chances of screening.

By being accepted into the NewFilmmakers or one of the section programs you agree to send a Digital screener within the stipulated deadline or forfeit your screening date. NewFilmmakers and its sections are not responsible for rescheduling films which have been pulled from consideration by the submitting party or have not furnished an accompanying digital screener within reasonable time.

NewFilmmakers and its sections are not responsible for the costs of receiving or shipping DCPs and all DCPs must be accompanied by a digital screener.

7 Reviews

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    Michael Tierno

    Great experience! Had a blast! I recommend submitting to it.

    April 2017
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    Bernd Porr

    I've been to New Filmmakers NY a couple of times and it's always a great experience. This is a team which really loves/supports indie filmmakers and be assured that they properly watch every submission and present it at a proper cinema. I wholeheartedly recommend this festival.

    February 2017
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    Robin Bain

    Great festival experience. Was an honor to screen at NewFilmmakers New York! Awesome and thoughtful Q&A with program director, Brandon Ruckdashel after our screening. Love the location at the Anthology Film Archives. 5-Stars all the way around. Highly recommend!

    January 2017
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    Harriet Feigenbaum

    Marvelous event! Really glad I had new business cards printed in time.

    January 2017
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    tony clomax

    It was a great turnout and a warm atmosphere. The festival kept the filmmakers updated and involved. Worth the submission price.

    November 2016