movies4movies is a quarterly film festival committed to providing opportunities for filmmakers to show their work and to supporting independent film by providing grants to filmmakers.

This one day festival will feature programming that includes feature films, short films, and documentaries as well as networking opportunities and educational workshops. Our first installment in February 2017 was very successful with 186 audience members attending over the course of the day. For our next festival, we want to be even bigger and will introduce nighttime outdoor screenings!

We accept entries from around the world as well as domestically. We also love to showcase films local to NYC, New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester and Putnam counties their own block of programming.

NEW FOR AUGUST: At our summer program, we want to celebrate women with a block of ladies's shorts! Ladies, make sure to submit your films via our Ladies' Shorts category.

Awards & Prizes

Best Documentary
Best Feature Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Short Film
Best Local Documentary
Best Local Short Film
Best Local Film

A portion of the proceeds from movies4movies will be provided as grants to filmmakers to financially assist them with new projects.

Rules & Terms

By entering, the applicant agrees to all festival rules and guidelines set forth below:
The entry fee is non-refundable.
All films must be in English or with English subtitles.
Submissions must meet the criteria for the theme(s) of the fest.
All films submitted must be free from any legal disputes and it is the sole responsibility of the filmmaker to have cleared all rights and releases for exhibition (including music, audio, images, graphics, trademarked images, etc.)
We accept online screeners and digital downloads only.
By submitting your film, you grant Sena Studios DBA movies4movies the nonexclusive right to use footage, stills and/or titles and information from the film, as well as your name, photograph, and likeness in connection with any and all publicity and promotional activities regarding movies4movies prior to, during, and/or after the festival.
The entrant shall release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sena Studios LLC DBA movies4movies and its agents, respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, contractors, partners, sponsors, and volunteers from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including, without limitations, attorneys' fees).
The entrants gives permission to Sena Studios LLC DBA movies4movies to screen their submission.

3 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    Chris Trembath

    The festival was very professional and the films presented were informative as well as entertaining.

    June 2017
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    Jackson Trent

    Being my first real film festival experience, I can say that you couldn't ask for a better one. Their inclusiveness and love of the craft is refreshing, and the talent is unexpectedly breath taking. Looking forward to submitting to them annually!

    May 2017
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    Candice Delevante

    I did not attend M4M for the entire day, but I really enjoyed the films in terms of their storytelling, as well as the Q&As with the filmmakers. Well done!

    March 2017