Calling all NYC shop-loving filmmakers! The Shops of New York Short Film Festival is BACK for 2024! Share the story of a shop that means something to you with a short film. 

The festival is open to filmmakers of all backgrounds, skill levels and perspectives. There will be CASH PRIZES and a theatrical screening night at SVA Theater on 23rd Street on September 12.

Grand Prize Winner: $1000
Awarded by a jury to the best documentary short film.

Impact Award: $1000
Awarded to the film or shop that makes the most impact on their community.

Best Scripted or Narrative Short: $500
Awarded to a film inspired by and taking place in NYC local businesses.

Film Student Award: $500
Awarded to the best student film.

More prizes to be announced as partnerships develop !

Judging will be done by a group of local New Yorkers.

Films must be made by NYC local filmmakers and about NYC local businesses.

Films must be between 2 and 10 minutes in length.

Shops of New York reserves the right to:

1. Show your short film at our festival night.

2. Show your short film as part of a partner film festival presentation.

3. Show clips from your short film on our social media accounts.

All work submitted remains intellectual property of its creators and you can do with it what you wish.

Overall Rating
  • Annika K Horne

    This film festival was such a pleasure to participate in. I hope that it continues to happen each year, as Mark and the team did a great job putting together a festival with such a wide variety of great films.

    September 2023