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The 11th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival provides a showcase for indie filmmakers from NYC and around the world to the NYC public & entertainment industry. Indie filmmakers self­fund projects with budgets from $0 - ­$1,000,000 and often overlooked, these filmmakers show extraordinary talent and creativity under tight budgets. The Festival provides filmmakers with the opportunity for potential distribution while meeting fans and promoting their film. 

The Festival is an annual event and will run May 10 - 17, 2020, taking place at Producers Club, The Caveat and Cameo Clnton Studios. We will screen 150 films, host panels and presentations, as well as after parties, a live script reading, and a live comedy sketch performance! All while hosting hundreds of filmamakers from around the world!
 
2020 submission categories include: Narrative Feature, Short Film (narrative), Super Short Film (narrative), Documentary Fearure, Documentary Short, Music Video, Art/Experimental (short film), Animation (short film), Short Sketch Comedy Videos. 
 
Join us in New York City May 10 to 17, 2020!

 


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Where Are They Now: NYC Independent Film Festival Highlights

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The NYC Independent Film Festival has screened a slew of films that have gone on to be acquired, distributed, and nominated across a host of reputable platforms.   When the Ocean Met the Sky screened in 2015 was acquired by The Orchard for distribution. Three of our 2016 submissions also went on to do great things. A Beautiful Now was released on Netflix, A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky was screened at Sundance in 2017 during their "Midnight Short Films" category, and Mile End w...

10th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival: Music Videos Celebration!

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We want to thank all of our filmmakers and fans who have supported the NYC Independent Film Festival throughout the years! Without you all, none of this would be possible! As we approach a DECADE of 'never boring' cinema we've decided to present a special treat for our next festival! At the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest we will be screening all of our INCREDIBLE past winners in the 'Best Music Video' category!  Get ready to jam, feel inspired, awaken your emotions, ...

Tomorrow is the Earlybird Deadline for the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival!

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Submit by August 31, 2018 to be a part of our 10th Annual festival, happening May 5 through May 12 2019!   To submit visit: https://filmfreeway.com/nycindieff ...

Earlybird Deadline: THIS FRIDAY!!!!

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Submit to the 10th Annual NYC Indie Film Festival this week to meet our Earlybird Deadline- August 31st!! To submit and for more information, please visit: https://filmfreeway.com/nycindieff       ...

Reminder: Earlybird Deadline Approaching

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Reminder that the Earlybird Deadline to submit to our 10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival is August 31st, 2018!    Visit our website for more: https://www.nycindieff.com/  ...

Submit ASAP! Earlybird Deadline - August 31st!

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THE EARLYBIRD DEADLINE FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL NYC INDEPENDENT FILM FEST IS AUGUST 31, 2018! Yes, August 31, 2018!!! Mark your calenders! SUBMIT ASAP!  To submit and to view full rules and guidelines you can visit: https://filmfreeway.com/nycindieff or https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

Screenwriting Event! August 16, 2018!

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One of our 2018 sponsors, ISA, is holding a free event on August 16th at 7 pm in NYC! As a part of their Third Thursdays events, ISA will be presenting 'From First to Final Draft' - a disucssion with screenwriter, James V. Hart!  WHERE: The Assemblage John Street, 17 John Street, New York, NY, 10038 "Join us for a special Third Thursdays with the ISA - New York as we present the next in our "First Draft to Final Draft" discussion series with screenwriter ...

Must Watch: Panels and Presentations!

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Let's be real: we are filmmakers not business people! The artsitic side of filmmaking may come easy to you but how about getting your film out there? Raising money? Aqcurining the rights to the perfect score? Don't worry we have you covered! Visit our YouTube Channel for videos from our 2018 panels and presentations, including, 'Creating Your Own Work Panel', 'Music Licensing Panel' and 'Seed&Spark Presentation on Crowdfunding'! Enjoy and good luck on your n...

Earlybird Deadline: August 31st

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Quick reminder that the Earlybird Deadline for the 10th Annual NYC Independent Film festival is August 31st, 2018!    To submit, visit: https://filmfreeway.com/nycindieff or https://www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit ...

10th Annual NYC Indie Film Fest Announcement and 2018 Interviews!

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As we gear up for the 10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival, we are thrilled to announce that in celebration of a decade of ‘never boring’ cinema, we will be screening all past ‘Best in Music Video’ winners from 2012-2018!  We thank all past winners for allowing us to screen their music videos again as a special treat for all of you. Get ready to jam! In other exciting news, all of our 2018 interviews are now available to watch on our website. Intereste...

Just Announced: the 2018 Official Selections of the 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival!

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Congratulations to all the filmmakers participating this year - tickets are NOW available! https://www.nycindieff.com/year/2018 NEW YORK, NY – March 6, 2018 – The 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival will take place this year from May 7th to May 13th in the heart of New York City. The Festival will screen over 250 films from over 30 countries, as well as hosting networking events and educational panels. For more information, please visit: www.nycindieff.com Watch Festival ...

The NYC Independent Film Festival 2019 is calling for entries

  November 30, 2018 Regular Deadline NYC Indie Film Fest is a celebration of the true independent filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films, music videos, and animation. Whether a submission is comedic, dramatic, or something in between, The NYC Indie Film Fest is eager to embrace fresh ideas and storytelling. The festival aims to discover the Artist Filmmaker, showcasing them to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. All NYC Indi...

Scouting filming locations? Peerspace is here to help!

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For all your filmmaking needs, Peerspace is here to help! Peerspace is an online resource to book locations for film shoots, castings, wrap parties, screenings, and so much more! Get 10% off your first booking today here! http://bit.ly/2jlze8x ...

Accepting VR Entries for 2018 NYC Independent Film Festival!

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We're bringing back the VR Experience in 2018! Submit your VR project today for your chance of being showcased and announced a winner in May 2018! The next deadline to submit your project is Novemeber 30, 2017. Submit here: http://bit.ly/2ilIQQp We're accepting VR subsmissions within the following specifications: Submit your Cinematic or Interactive VR piece to be a part of the first ever, day-long VR experience! 360 Videos/Cinematic VR: submissions must be uploaded to YouTube in a 360...

NYC Independent Film Festival presents our October Indie Night: Horror & Gore Screening Event!

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Get into the Halloween spirit and join us for some Horror & Gore! Catch the best of horror indies from past Festival editions in a 2 hour screening event at the Producers Club!  Your ticket purchase is an automatic entry to a raffle for a VIP Pass to the 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival running May 7 - 13, 2018.  Lineup: Germaphobia (2017) Less Love's "Horse Race" (2017) Mister Popular (2017) Wan Mei (Perfect) (2017) A Nearly Perfect Blue S...

Subscribe to Filmatique Today!

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Can't wait until May 2018 for your fix of great indies? Subscribe to Filmatique with the code NYCIFF today! Filmatique is a video streaming platform and film journal specializing in contemporary world cinema— festival films, art-house films, works from new directors, and films from regions traditionally underrepresented in mainstream cinema.     Find Filmatique here: http://www.filmatique.com/         ...

New Prize Added for Best Director Award in 2018!

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New Prize Added for the 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival! The winner of the Best Director Award at the 2018 Festival will win a Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K camera! Want to win? Be sure to submit your film today, the regular deadline for submissions is November 30, 2017: http://bit.ly/1Jcd2Q1 ...

VIP Passes are NOW on sale for the 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival

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Don't miss one second of the Festival in 2018 - VIP Passes are now on sale! Get treated like VIP and get access to all film screenings, panels, events, and parties before tickets go on sale to the general public!   Buy your pass today here: https://www.nycindieff.com/shop/products/full-festival-pass       ...

Submit to NYC Indie Film Festival and get FREE Access to Backstage casting database!

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We're partnering with Backstage to provide their talent database and casting tools to ALL filmmakers who submit to the 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival! Cast your next project with Backstage, for free! Learn more about our talent database and casting tools here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAaWF4xch4k  Submit your project before November 30, 2017 for your FREE access to Backstage!    ...

New Categories Added for 2018!

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You asked us, and we heard you! We've added the following categories for the 2018 Festival: TV Pilots. This category is for pilots (first episodes) only of any genre. You may submit either a half-hour (21-28 minutes) or hour long (42-50 minutes) pilot. Web Series. This category is for web series episode(s) of any genre. The maximum length for submission in 10 minutes, you may submit multiple episodes as long as the total runtime is 10 minutes or less. If your show is serialized in its stor...

June Indie Night: #NYCIndieFF Celebrates Pride!

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#NYCIndieFF Celebrates Pride is a screening event that highlights some of the best storytelling by LGBTQ+ filmmakers and highlights complex characters in the community. Round out Pride Month with great indie films and your first drink included in the admission! Lineup includes: A Song for Your Mixtape Guao The Owls Chosen Family & more to be announced! Friday, June 30 at 8PM @ Producers Club 358 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 Price: $15.00, Buy your ti...

First 2018 Prizes Confirmed!

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International Screenwriters' Association will be awarding the 10 finalists in our short script competition with ISAConnect Memberships. Inktip will be offering the Best Short Script winner a free listing on the InkTip official website.    The Best Actor and Best Actress winners will win an annual subscription to online classes provided by iActing Studios.    Upcoming prizes will be confirmed shortly! Submit your film today! Take advantage of the earlyb...

Submissions NOW open for 2018 NYC Independent Film Festival

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With our latest edition coming to a close, we are excited to announce this has been our greatest year yet! The NYC Independent Film Festival had 4,200 attendees over a week of screenings, events, panels, and parties. The 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival will be held May 7 - 13, 2018. The NYC Indie Film Festival provides a showcase for the best in independent cinema, including short films, feature films, music videos, and animated works. With panels, parties and a week-long gatherin...

SOLD OUT Second Short Sketch Comedy Session Added!

  Second Short Sketch Comedy Session! Our first Short Sketch Comedy session sold out, so we're bringing you another on Day 1 of the festival! Visit http://bit.ly/2qjhjxB to check out the sketches and get tickets! ...

NYC Independent Film Festival FREE Virtual Reality Experience

NYC Indie Film Festival VR Experience Session The NYC Independent Film Festival is bringing you an all-day FREE Virtual Reality event on May 6 @ 1 PM! Our first year introducing Virtual Reality to the festival, join us for virtual reality experiences from around the world.  No Necesito Escape Four Walls Someone Else  The Parksville Murders  The event is free but space is limited so reserve your tickets at http://bit.ly/2oJjSt8.     ...

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