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WHILE NEW YORK THEATERS ARE CLOSED, WE WILL BE RUNNING WEEKLY ONLINE SCREENINGS & ONLINE Q&A'S UNTIL THE HEALTH EMERGENCY IS OVER.

FILMS SCREENED ONLINE DURING THIS PERIOD WILL ALSO BE SCHEDULED FOR A LIVE THEATRICAL SCREENING ONCE NEW YORK THEATERS ARE ALLOWED TO OPEN.

Audience Choice Awards are granted quarterly

NewFilmmakers NY is New York's longest running year round Screening Series. Young Filmmakers at NewFilmmakers screens High School and College age filmmakers and AltFest at NewFilmmakers screen alternative lifestyle films.

Events are held weekly at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue New York, NY. While New York theaters are closed we screen online and will reprogram films in theater once they reopen.

NewFilmmakers screens roughly 700 short and feature length projects throughout the year grouped into special interest nights. Some of our ongoing programs include NewLatino, Middle East, Christian Sex, Upcoming Women, Experimental, and Crime & Punishment. NewFilmmakers is an international series.

Throughout it's 22 year run NewFilmmakers has provided a platform for first time and veteran filmmakers. This doesn't need to be your first film to submit to NewFilmmakers. Some of the films we have had the pleasure of screening include Indie Spirit Award winner "Too Much Sleep," "The Blair Witch Project," and Academy Award winner "Mr. Hublot".


Awards & Prizes:

Quarterly Audience Choice Awards for Feature, Short, Documentary, and Webseries along with Honorable Mentions.


Rules & Terms:

NewFilmmakers New York (“AltFest” “YoungFilmmakers” henceforth “sections”) are hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. 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 NewFilmmakers New York and its sections 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.

By submitting your film to NewFilmmakers NY or its sections you commit to a possible public screening of your film with NewFilmmakers NY. Films submitted may be moved, at the programmer’s discretion, within sections

NewFilmmakers and its sections are not liable for the return of films which have been submitted for screening or adjudication.

NewFilmmakers and its sections do not pay screening fees.

NewFilmmakers and its sections reserve the right to cancel and/or change screening dates without prior contact.

All submission fees to the festival and/or sections are nonrefundable. Filmmaker understands that submitting to multiple sections does not improve their chances of screening.

By being accepted into the NewFilmmakers or one of the section programs you agree to send a Digital screener within the stipulated deadline or forfeit your screening date. NewFilmmakers and its sections are not responsible for rescheduling films which have been pulled from consideration by the submitting party or have not furnished an accompanying digital screener within reasonable time.

NewFilmmakers and its sections are not responsible for the costs of receiving or shipping DCPs and all DCPs must be accompanied by a digital screener. DCP can not screen while we are online.


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  • Opening Date
  • Fall Early Deadline
  • Fall Regular Deadline
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Categories & Fees

Narrative & Documentaries

Fall Early Deadline $50.00 USD

Fall Regular Deadline $55.00 USD

Fall Late Deadline $55.00 USD

Entries Closed

Narrative & Documentaries

Fall Early Deadline $40.00 USD

Fall Regular Deadline $45.00 USD

Fall Late Deadline $45.00 USD

Entries Closed
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