New York City Independent Film Festival

NYC Indie Film Fest // New York City Independent Film Festival

9th edition

May 06 - May 13, 2018
New York, United States

Open Call May 09, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short

Mission / description We welcome the true Indie filmmaker. Your film will be screened for other Indie Filmmakers and fans who are looking for new voices with new ideas. We want to be explored and promote the art of filmmaking. New York City is known for its diversity and we love that we see a diversity of submissions every year.

NYC Independent Film Festival 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 Filmmakers, showcasing them to the entertainment industry and the NYC public. All NYC Indie screenings take place in the historic center of NYC, Times Square which is the perfect home for an event geared toward creating incredible opportunities for independent voices.

NYC Indie Film Festival honors the Best in Category which includes Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Super Short, Best Music Video, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay.

The 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival will take place May 6 - 13, 2018.

Please check back from time to time to see more awards added!

Best Director
Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K camera
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Cinematography
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Narrative Feature
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Documentary Feature
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Short Film
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Super Short Film
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Short Documentary
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Short Script
Free listing on InkTip
ISAConnect membership & featured in writers showcase on ISA website
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Animation
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Art/Experimental
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Music Video
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Actor
iActing Studios one-year subscription to online classes
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Actress
iActing Studios one-year subscription to online classes
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best VR Video
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
$200 cash
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Short Sketch Comedy Video
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
$200 cash
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best TV Pilot
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
$200 cash
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Web Series
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
$200 cash
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound
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Festival website http://www.nycindieff.com

Rate Favorite Share Submit your film SELECT SUBMISSION CATEGORY Animation and Anime Art Films (experimental) Documentary Feature - 60 to 130 Minutes Music Videos Narrative Feature – 60 to 130 Minutes Short Film (Documentary) - 11 to 59 Minutes Short Film (Narrative) - 11 to 59 Minutes Sketch Comedy Videos Super Short Films - 1 to 10 Minutes Virtual Reality Web Series

Animation and Anime

Description We will accept, Classical (hand drawn, traditional), Digital, Stop-motion, Clay, Cut-out, Paint-on-glass, Drawn-on-film and Experimental animation. Tell a good story and be creative we want to see it! All entries must be between 2 minutes and 45 minutes in length.
Dates Open call: May 09, 2017

Early bird deadline: Aug 31, 2017
Regular deadline: Nov 30, 2017
Late deadline: Jan 31, 2018

Notification date: Feb 28, 2018
Fees
Plan OFF
Short
Plan OFF
Mid-length
Plan ON
All lengths
Early bird deadline    35.71 EUR    37.21 EUR    32.72 EUR
Regular deadline    43.89 EUR    45.39 EUR    40.90 EUR
Latest deadline    52.07 EUR    53.57 EUR    49.08 EUR
Plan OFF prices include the FFL service fee; this is why a fee applies even for festivals without fees.
Plan ON prices guarantee the cheapest price among platforms.
Submitting with a Film Plan on FFL is cheaper than submitting 'for free' on other platforms.
Turn on your Film Plan now!
Restrictions Premiere status is not required
Category rules We accept works in film or video of any genre that is animated. The length should be between 1 and 45 minutes. Submissions preferred as a secure online screener or a Vimeo/YouTube link. If the links are private be sure to send us the password. We also accept a NTSC/DVD for submissions. Please label all work clearly with your name, contact information, submission number and running time. Be sure we can connect your electronic submission with your mailed media. But our judges are worldwide and electronic submissions are much safer and a lot easier for us.

If you want include a pre-stamped, addressed, postcard we will put it in the mail when we receive your submission. If you put enough postage on it and self-address it correctly you should receive it. This only shows we received your submission.

If selected, we will VASTLY prefer a file sent electronically. We think an .mov will work best but are open to other formats. We will accept move files on disk also. We will be using all hard drives for the festival going forward. We are working on exact file requirements now and will have specs soon.. The film must be made available to the festival by April 18, 2018. Exact technical requirements will be e-mailed to all accepted film-makers with their acceptance notifications.

A brief description, a YouTube or Vimeo based trailer/teaser, will be necessary for any film over 10 minutes long. We would like one for shorter films but they are not necessary. We only accept electronic versions of press releases and any other supporting materials, which can be made available to reviewers and any press that may request it. E-mail is best for the press kit. We are not responsible for any printed material sent to us. We will try our best to make sure all posters, cards etc gets to the venues and are displayed but the only way to be sure that happens is to bring the material with you or arrange for someone to bring it to the venues for you. Space is limited so our suggestion is 2 posters max with some cards.

Final programming decisions will be made by the screening committee in
August. All entrants will be notified by email through FilmFestivalLife.com of the status of their submission by March 15, 2018. If you add us to your address box you should see our email, info@NYCIndieFF.com. But, please be sure to check your spam mails, and log into your FilmFestivalLife.com account during the month of March.