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.

10 Reviews

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    Kristian Comer

    Great festival, Great people, I had a lovely time. It was an honor to have my film screened :)

    September 2017
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    Glenn Harris

    Awesome job by Natalie and her whole crew!

    August 2017
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    Alison Loeb

    Great communication with fest organizers. Fun, unpretentious, lovely event. Interesting talk-backs, attentive, curious audience and great networking opportunities with other fest-ers. Highly recommend.

    August 2017
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    Marta Renzi

    Natalie and her crew did a great job making this event, held in a small library room feel both welcoming and professional.

    August 2017
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    Bryan Ribeiro

    I was selected as a finalist so I only got the chance to see my trailer. I did shoot a couple emails their way to make sure the trailer was okay and everything but didn't get a response. But when I showed up, the trailer was fine.

    The festival was small and intimate and I was too shy to talk to a lot of people but having spoken with some of the staff I can tell you I absolutely adored the spirit of the place. The director and crew totally believes in the best of aspect of filmmaking; collaboration. I hope to chat with them again soon!

    August 2017