NYCIRFF is particularity interested in maverick filmmakers of any orientation, ethnicity, religion or country. Located in NYC, ‘The Capital of the World’, we are an ethnically and creatively diverse audience for your film.
“We tell stories to connect and inspire the audience and fellow filmmakers alike."
The New York City International Reel Film Festival screens the best of today's independent cinema. NYCIRFF is held annually at the legendary Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan. (Home to celebrated filmmakers such as Andy Warhol, Jonas Mekkas and Stan Brakhage)
Programming: The festival is programmed by thematic Blocks, grouping complimentary films together to create specific cinematic experiences.
Each Block has a host and is always followed by a Q&A.
An international jury will select one Winner in each category:
- Best Narrative Feature Film
- Best Documentary Feature Film
- Best Narrative Short Film
- Best Documentary Short Film
- Best Student Short Film
- Best Animated Short Film
- Best Experimental Short Film
- Best Web Series Episode
- Best Music Video
*In addition, each film we designate as an "OFFICIAL SELECTION" will receive a high-resolution .png image of our FESTIVAL LAURELS to be used for marketing and promotional materials.
NYCIRFF Festival held at Anthology Film Archives in heart of New York City on July 31, 2019!
Rules & Terms
We ask that all entrants submit their films exclusively through FilmFreeway.com website.
Please see below and check our Call for Entries on our website for further detailed instructions on how to submit your film to NYCIRFF.
All films must be submitted as either an online Screener or Vimeo link (and password) for consideration by the Selection Committee.
The winning filmmakers will receive a high-resolution .png image of our FESTIVAL LAURELS with the "WINNER" label to be used as the filmmaker sees fit. We will also host the winning films prominently on our website.
If there is a film of special note that doesn't fit nicely into a category, often we design a special award to recognize that filmmaker's accomplishments.
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New York, New York 10003, United States