About & Rules

Join us for our 2017 Film Festival at Videology in Brooklyn MONDAY July 24, 2017 4-7PM.
Tickets for our awards ceremony and after party beginning at 7PM at Videology can also be purchased.

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308 Bedford AveBrooklynNY 11211


(And join us again in Brooklyn for our Winter 2017 Film Festival! Call for entries still open!)




We will be screening at the Jacob Kreuger Studio in Manhattan from 2-6PM on Saturday Dec. 16

247 W. 35th St, 6th Flr New York, NY 10001


Check out nyfilmtv.com for updates


* Each film project is granted One (1) free ticket to their film screening, Q&A and Awards Ceremony.

Not included: Access to all films being screened that day and remaining Filmmaker Q&A.

For this, you can upgrade to a festival pass for just $50.

* Writers are encouraged to purchase festival passes.

Thank you!

🙂 JoDa (Festival Director)


Now accepting Films and Videos (under 60mins.):
* Short Films
* Web series
* 1-minute films

Screenplay Competition:
* Short Screenplays
* Feature Screenplays
* Teleplays/TV Pilots
* Web series
* Best First Scene
Submit on Withoutabox

Official New York Short Film & Screenwriting Festival Rules & Terms:

* More than one entry may be submitted. However, each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and entry fee.

All submitted films and/or screenplays/music/treatments must comply with the Submissions Guidelines including deadlines, exhibition format, entry material, etc.

Please upload a secure online screener and/or screenplay/music/treatments. The film and/or screenplay must be uploaded by the submission deadline in order to be considered. Your submission application will not be processed otherwise. If you are accepted into the festival, a DVD or Blu-ray screener must be submitted.

We will email you when we receive your submission. If you do not receive an email, we did not receive your submission.

The New York Short Film & Screenwriting Festival is not accepting works-in-progress.

Films and/or screenplays submitted must be available in English or in the original language with English subtitles.

Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances and permits necessary to present their work. The New York Short Film & Screenwriting Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits or royalty infringement related to the work.

If your film is selected, you will be asked to provide either a print or digital press kit which includes: headshot and brief bio of director, color and/or B&W stills from the film, screeners for press, and a video trailer (cleared for use on the Festival website).

The date, time and location of the screenings of films are solely at the discretion of The New York Short Film & Screenwriting Festival.

The Festival will award up to six additional screenings to the top three features and top three short films. These screenings will take place throughout New York and New England. The Festival requires that the filmmaker allow these additional screenings of his/her work.

All film and screenplay entries selected for the festival grant the The New York Short Film & Screenwriting Festival the rights to use footage, stills, titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.

All filmmakers will be notified via email regarding their acceptance into the Festival.