The New York Film Week is an annual event showcasing independent films with an edge.
The NYFW focuses on the unconventional, the unusual, the underground, the intuitive, the innovative, the minimalistic and the true artists of our time. Based in New York City the festival aims to screen up to dozens of feature and short films.
The New York Film Week is a true arthouse festival in every sense. Aiming to inspire, motivate and award new talent.
Awards & Prizes
Best Short Film
Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Music Video
Rules & Terms
The New York Film Week accept all forms and genres. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. Submissions WILL NOT be returned. We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place. Rough cuts and incomplete projects are not accepted. Multiple entries are allowed, however a separate entry form must be submitted for each. The festival has the capability to screen BluRay and DVD.
EXHIBITION & SCREENING
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of the New York Film Week. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, New York Film Week reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. New York Film Week will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection. If chosen as an official selection, New York Film Festival is granted the permission to exhibit the film at the 2017 New York Film Week and all associated screenings. Location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organizers of the Venice Film Week. Filmmakers will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival including but not limited to postage or insurance of the film, and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the film. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.
LOSS OR DAMAGE
Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of the festival, The New York Film Week is not responsible should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the festival.
The filmmaker holds the New York Film Week, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry. The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.
Response from festival:
In the final days before the actual event things can get hectic. When we updated our website and facebook page with the official selection listing we've worked with want was available on your FilmFreeway page. There were no visuals, no trailers. We had about 100 films, so unfortunately we couldn't find the time to get back to you on that. Even now, it's still quiet busy as we're making deals with other festivals to offer the filmmakers waivers and perhaps invites.