NewEnglandFilm.com’s Online New England Film Festival is an online film festival that runs between the day after Labor Day in September through mid-October each year on the website NewEnglandFilm.com. Founded in 2009, the festival features New England short (under 30-minute) films in all genres—drama, comedy, thriller, documentary, horror, animation, music video, family, experimental, and sci-fi.

We typically host one in-person event/screening for filmmakers. Past partners for events have included ITVFest and Adobe.

Jury award prizes are chosen by festival staff, and audience award prizes are determined by number of views in categories such as animation, documentary, drama, comedy, etc.

All films featured in the festival:

* Must have a local connection to New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont), meaning that it was filmed there, a cast/crew lives or lived there or was educated in New England. Ask your cast & crew—you can often find an unexpected connection!

* Must be under 30 minutes.

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  • Michael O'Connor

    The Festival is a good opportunity to be expo'd in New England and the passion of those who run it is apparent, but the communication and overall value of the festival left a little to be desired. The deadlines or announcement dates that were emailed or updated on social media were all incorrect, non-aligned, or delayed. I didn't feel like I got the networking, exposure, or feedback on my project that justified the cost considering the festival is just online. I'll keep submitting in the future, but I think this festival has a lot of areas it could improve on.

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Michael - Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your thoughts. We received way more submissions this year than the previous year, so it took us a bit longer than expected to make sure we could thoroughly review them fairly—especially since our staff is part-time and volunteer! I apologize for that. We often do in-person networking events with our filmmakers, even though it's an online film festival, and you're certainly welcome to come to those as a festival alum, if you'd like!

  • I've been a part of a few online film festivals, and this has been by far my favorite. I'm very glad to have taken part.

    February 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Ben! So glad to have your film in the festival!

  • It was a pleasure to be in the online festival. Thank you!!!

    September 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much for your review, Robert. It was a pleasure to show your film at the festival!