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

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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.

2018 films will be selected by the festival programmers. All selections will be posted on our site May 1, 2018.

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.

24 Reviews

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    Jesse Binger

    We had a great time this year at the Soho International Film Festival with our short "Blue Violet". Excellent communication, a great team of festival organizers and what a beautiful screening venue--Village East Cinema in NYC. Our only regret was that we were unable to attend the Opening Night and Awards parties. But this is an exceptional NYC festival that is well-worth the entry fee that we were happy and honored to be part of.

    July 2017
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    Rick Hamilton

    Great selection of films and a wonderful venue. The festival makes time to meet and talk with other filmmakers a priority. Very well attended by both audience and filmmakers. Would definitely submit again.

    July 2017
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    Juan Pablo Arroyo Abraham

    Great festival with very interesting content but mostly with a warm and very professional staff.

    July 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Juan Pablo! Congratulations again on your film and we hope to see more of your work in the near future!

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    Kerri Miller

    This was a great festival with fun opportunities to network! The after parties were in great places and Sibyl Santiago and her team make everyone feel welcome and taken care of.

    July 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Kerri! It was truly a pleasure to show your film. Hope to see you again soon!

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    Liz Samuel

    Loved the SOHO fest! It was truly a festival of great quality work and wonderful talent! I was so happy to screen my film at this top notch festival! Sibyl and Carlos were so accomadating, friendly, helpful and professional. I loved screening in the stunning and grand Auditorium 1!

    July 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Liz for bringing "Momtress" to #SIFFNYC :-) It was such a pleasure to meet you and screen your film.