The 2021 NewCinema Film and Music Fest will run LIVE 7.26.2021 to 8.1.2021. Award winners will be honored at the live award show that is dedicated to them. Seminars, after-parties, events, screenings, and the film market will all be live.

The New Cinema Film & Music Festival is a music, film, and written word competition. The first annual TNCFMF has joined the AOF MegaFest Family which is in its 17th year.
If you are a creator who takes risks and is not afraid to move the dial, The New Cinema Film & Music Festival is for you. We recognize that true talent pushes past barriers and obstacles such as race, culture, orientation, and economics. Growth is about advancing and pushing the envelope past the comfort zone by utilizing new and better technology, which translates into new cinema, new word, and new film worlds TNCFMF embraces films made at all budgets and with all technology. Whether you are using an iPhone, to $20,000 8K Reds, we want to see it. Show us what you are made of by sharing what you have made. Whether you are from Bed Stuy, the Hamptons, Compton, or Beverly Hills-Be Proud or Where You Are From, Because We Are.

The New Cinema Film & Music Festival accepts all genres in film, music, and written word. We want to celebrate your talent. Whether you are the new next YouTube star, Instagram influencer, Vimeo giant, Blogger/Vlogger or MTV sensation you have a home at TNCMFF. The New Cinema Music & Film Festival will offer support for our submitted writers, musicians, and filmmakers throughout the festival and beyond. TNCFMF will help connect you to distributors, influencers, and industry professionals.

The New Cinema Film & Music Festival l want s to get you the exposure your projects deserve. TOP Winners will get the chance at distribution through our team.

Seminars, networking events, parties and more will be taking place throughout the festival a well as Red Carpet Photo Ops and Interviews. There will be a major networking event at which we will provide entertainment and performances by our Music Video Selections and Celebs.

The Festival will wrap up with a Black-Tie Dinner and Award Show. Certificates and/or Trophies will be awarded to the TOP winners in their designated categories.

All selected entrants will receive Selection Laurels.
Nominee and Winner laurels will be given when applicable.
Winners will receive Award Certificates and/or Trophy.
TOP Winners receive Distribution opportunities.
Selected Winners- Receive an Iheart Radio interview
Selected Winners will be promoted on Social Media platforms and Website.

PAL Formatted discs will not be accepted.
We will NOT accept online screeners for exhibition purposes.
Screeners must be free of ghost images/logos or other images.
Please notify us by email of any address changes.
Failure to provide screening materials will result in disqualification and the film being pulled from screening.
Please note The AOF will NOT return or ship materials back to the submitter once the festival has commenced (this includes DVDs, Blu-Rays , DCPs, posters, postcards or promo materials)
All entries should be Clearly Marked with Film Name, Run time, Submitter’s Name, and Contact info (cell phone and email)
Submissions should be mailed to:
The New Cinema Film & Music Festival
1867 Amsterdam Ave
Suite 2D
New York, NY 10031

All accepted filmmakers, who have submitted/mailed in all necessary materials and screeners, will be placed on The New Cinema Film & Music Festival website and the ticket info will be on MegaFest Website before the event. Submitting filmmakers acknowledge they have the legal right to exhibit the film and the collateral/promo materials at the TNCMFF which is part of the AOF MegaFest.
TNCFMF and the Action On Film MegaFest is hereby granted the right to utilize footage and promotional materials supplied by the submitting agent from any film submitted and accepted film, video, or project for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. All accepted filmmakers agree that The New Cinema Film & Music Festival and MegaFest may use footage from their projects in order to promote the festival, their film or the MegaFest Event via print, web and broadcast television. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Action On Film International Film Festival, its vendors, sponsors and supporters from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Written Word Submission Rules
We are currently accepting written word submissions for features, shorts, short shorts, scenes, poetry, and prose.
All genres are welcome.
One copy of an original feature film screenplay uploaded as a PDF file will be accepted. (Do NOT include more than 1 version). We do not accept hardcopy scripts.
The screenplay should be in standard industry format (12 point Courier).
Only one copy, draft or version of any screenplay may be submitted by an entrant or entrants per submission.
Under no circumstances will substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of an entry screenplay be allowed under the original submission.
Corrected or edited screenplays must be resubmitted as a NEW entry and will require a separate submission fee.

Multi-part scripts should be submitted as separate, stand-alone screenplays.

Features that are over 120 pages must be submitted as 2 different entries.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

Submissions must have been written originally in English; translations will not be accepted.

Submissions must be the original work of the entrant(s) and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fiction or nonfiction material, published or unpublished, produced or un-produced.
Entries may, however, be adapted from the entrant’s (or entrants’) original work, which should be noted in the log line required on the application form.
Entries lacking a log line on the application form will be disqualified.
If the script is based on a true story, historical or contemporary, the "based on true story/events" should be noted in the logline.
Collaborative work by two writers who share equally in its creation is eligible.
The collaborator’s name must be added during the online application process.
Writer's bio and headshot recommended.
All entries must be received by or before the Extended Deadline of 7.1.2020

Nominees/Winners will be announced at the Writers Award Show and Dinner. We do not ship Awards.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

Overall Rating
  • Alexander Hinojosa

    Very clearly a fraudulent festival. No schedule or proof of any real festival that occurred. I was trying to find where I could buy tickets and couldn't find anything, and the supposed venue's website showed nothing about this festival. Please do not submit to this scam.

    January 2022
  • I was contacted by the festival that my film was selected and to submit my film file. I did. After this, I never heard from them. I wrote them several times to find out a schedule, when my film would be screened—no response. Not a legitimate film festival. They took my entry fee and never communicated with me again.

    August 2021
  • Sofia Chapman

    The festival and organisers were very welcoming and encouraging. My film had a small budget but they appreciated the creativity: 'We recognize that true talent pushes past barriers and obstacles such as race, culture, orientation and economics.'
    It was a little hard to get information during the festival from the website or mailing list - best to join the Facebook group.

    August 2021
  • Lanita Duke

    Wonderful new festival!. Thank you from Grassroot News, NW in Portland Oregon

    August 2021
  • Harold L. Brown

    Honored to have DJ Beef Stew and The New Cinema Film & Music Festival recognize Hope is Not a Black and White Rainbow feature screenplay. They did a commendable job hosting one of the first LIVE film festivals in more than 18 months since the COVID lock down. I will definite submit future creative work to the festival.

    August 2021