NYC Film Screenings Festival: A monthly film festival in New York City to help end homelessness. Helping Freedom Ladder ( end depression and empowering people in depressed/ poverty situations. Helping make the world a better place.

Showcase your short film or feature length films in New York City, Manhattan. If you are a filmmaker located in New York City or New Jersey, your screening submission will be HALF OFF. Connect with press, distributors, media, film, and acting professionals. Get seen by New York City distributors, film and arts community!

We will be showcasing short films and feature length films. All genres of film accepted. Max short film length accepted: 20 min.

If you are a filmmaker not located in New York City yet you submit through the New York City category, your entry will be automatically disqualified. Powered by The Set NYC

Awards & Prizes

Winning filmmakers receive live screening opportunities in New York City. Connect with IMDB credited distributors and NYC film industry professionals.

Rules & Terms

Person submitting the Film acknowledges that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, Producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Film. The Set NYC is not liable for any lost or stolen property, before, during, or after the festival.

-Filmmaker must attend screening/invite friends/ family/ production staff, acting
staff, etc to screening.
-Up to 2 comps allowed per film. 1 drink minimum still applies.
-Location: New York City, Manhattan. There will be tickets available for pre-sale and at box office.
-Please patron the screening venue (drink, food etc)
-Monthly Film Screening Series
-Theater seats 60 people
-Quicktime file, DVD, or Vimeo (preferred)

13 Reviews

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    David Kennedy Polanco

    Supporting a worthy-while cause while spotlighting cinema and working with friendly, available (great communication) personal .

    I recommend NY Film Screenings and wish them well.

    August 2017
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    Stephone Brown

    Very Friendly and engaging! Very great overall experience! We plan on submitting again :)

    August 2017
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    Harry D'Janite

    For this to be my very first time screening the film it was good to expose my film in an intimate setting. I personally didn't mind the cover charge or perhaps the 1 drink minimum. I get it...however I also feel that the filmmakers and cast should NOT be charged the $5 cover. There should at least be a small or minimum guest list.

    I arrived an hour early (6:30pm) to scope the place out and introduce myself to Pim. He wasn't around yet. I was hungry so I asked the Lovecraft bartender about food and he said there was no food available. Since there was a menu outside I thought that was odd, I also felt that he was kind of short and dismissive. He didn't even say you're welcome to have something to drink at the bar. I was kinda turned off and went two doors away to eat at Fonda . I'm confused that this venue would choose to not open their kitchen on a night that you would have potential patrons.

    Overall I felt that it was a cool environment to showcase my film and hold discussion. I do understand that there were other films that needed to be screened however I did express to Pim that I felt rushed during the Q&A.

    The screenings is promoted and billed as a Freedom Ladder event. There was no mention of the organization and the work they do at all. I feel that there should have been some sort of introduction by Pim of all the films and the Freedom Ladder organization involved. I had to take it upon myself to introduce and set up my film.

    Overall I thought it went well. I had a great turnout of people to support the screening of my film. If all the kinks are ironed out I would definitely consider screening again. Thank you!

    August 2017
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    Wim Jongedijk

    Important to be shown in NY and ofcourse I am honored to be part of NY filmscreenings. I would love to be invited there to so some networking :-)

    April 2017
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    Bonnie Harper

    Overall this is a wonderful event. The organizers are very responsive and do their very best for a great evening. The selection of films is very high and the filmmakers all come out to discuss their projects. Further, the organizers select projects that are loosely related (this time it was about health and life choices, our last time was about love and relationships.) which keeps things really thought provoking.

    This was the second time we had shown a film at the festival but unlike the first time, there were a few too many readings (one is plenty) and slightly more films than our previous experience (last time there were 5-6, this time there was 8). As the screening room is an odd shape, it was very difficult to get people in, seated, and able to see. It also made it a bit difficult to meet other filmmakers in the bar area; honestly the networking at this festival is great and you want to make the most of it. But, everyone should have these problems, and we look forward to future films there.

    April 2017
    Response from festival:

    thank you Bonnie!!