SOHO Film Fest celebrates the cutting-edge of digital technology while honoring traditional forms of storytelling, encourages new and seasoned filmmakers from here in New York City and around the world to create and send in their fresh and innovative cinematic pieces.

Accepting full-length features, short films and documentaries from professionals and amateurs alike, SOHO Film Fest will hold screenings, panels and host social events and other networking opportunities for everyone involved. Leading figures from all disciplines of the film industry including distributors and media will be in attendance. By enticing filmmakers, journalists and cineastes from The US and across the globe, SOHO Film Fest expects to draw audiences to New York City, known for its artistic community and cultural sophistication, helping boost the profile, the sense of pride, and the economy of the local community and the city itself.

Awards & Prizes

BEST SHOWCASE FEATURE FILM
BEST SHOWCASE SHORT FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST WORLD SHOWCASE
BEST WORLD SHORT FILM
BEST ANIMATED FILM
NYC AUDIENCE AWARD - SHORT FILM
NYC AUDIENCE AWARD - FEATURE FILM

*** NYC ICON AWARD ***

Rules & Terms

SohoFilmFest will accept films in every genre, on any topic from every country around the world. If needed, films can also be submitted with a hard copy application form. Please contact info@sohofilmfest.com for information about an alternative submission method.

2017 films will be selected by the festival programmers. All selections will be posted on our site May 1, 2017.

Film Submissions screeners are non-returnable. Please DO NOT send original materials.

If a film is accepted, entrants will be solely responsible for delivering their exhibition video materials to and from the festival venue. Complete press kits will be needed as soon after notification as possible in DIGITAL FORMAT. SohoFilmFest cannot be held liable for your exhibition print/video materials which are lost or damaged during shipping. It is the responsibility of the filmmaker to pre-arrange pick up of exhibition copies after its screening. Submission fees are non-refundable.

If your film wins either a Jury or Audience award, you are required to mention that fact in posters and other promotional material if and when the film gets distribution.

For any other questions, feel free to contact us at info@sohofilmfest.com

Right To Enter:
Entrants warrant that they have the legal right to enter film work to the 2017 SOHO International Film Festival NYC. As the Director/Producer of the Film, entrants have submitted to the Festival, entrants represent and warrant to the Festival that the Film and all parts thereof are original; that the Film does not contravene the rights of any person or entity and that entrants own or control the Film and all parts thereof and have the sole authority to submit the Film to the Festival; the Film entrants submitted to the Festival is not subject to nor threatened by any litigation. Entrants acknowledge that no fiduciary or confidential relationship now exists between the Festival and entrants, and entrants further acknowledge that no such relationship is established by these guidelines, my submission of the Film, or by the Festival’s acceptance, review or retention of the Film.

10 Reviews

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    Barbara S. Mueller

    A really great festival I have attented twice! <3 Very welcoming, professional and enthusiastic! SOHO Int. Film Festival also has amazing locations.

    March 2017
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    Will Fredo

    SOHO International Film Festival has positively grown from its first inception, and I'm glad to be back! From the cool organizers to the welcoming audience, plus the New York City vibe -- SIFF is a must for foreign filmmakers and Film Fest aficionados! In behalf of the filmmakers behind the documentary TRASLACION, sending LOVE and MORE POWER!

    August 2016
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    Johnny Sanchez

    Great, lovely, high quality and professional. Solid experience.

    July 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Johnny! We hope to see you again!

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    Noah Luca

    Great Festival! It was a pleasure to have our World Premiere there.

    July 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Many thanks Noah! We loved meeting you and your team and wish y'all much success on your next endeavor!

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    David Meyers

    Could not recommend SOHO highly enough. From the staff to the fellow filmmakers, I've never been to a more welcoming festival. The talent was extremely high across the board - one of the classiest festivals in New York. Can't wait to be back.

    July 2016
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    Response from festival:

    THANK YOU for your kind words David! It is because of filmmakers like you that we thrive to be at our possible best...wishing you the best always!