Submit a film to NYSFF

Submissions for 2019 are now open!

The 2019 New York Short Film Festival will have space for dozens of short films, music videos and short documentaries. The festival is open to any film in any genre under 50 minutes in length. The festival prioritizes low-budget films of independent spirit and exciting new talent.

Film submissions are preferred via Withoutabox or Film Freeway:

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Note: we only accept digital submissions. We accept no hardcopy submissions. Either use Withoutabox’s and FilmFreeway’s in-build secure screeners, or link us to your film on Vimeo.

Deadlines: Early — ending May 17, 2019
Regular  — ending August 2, 2019
Late — ending September 13, 2019

Fees for short films are $25 early, $30 regular, $35 late.

Please send any related press materials, including electronic press kit, and photos to
Our submissions email address is:
We do not accept hard copy submissions, only digital submissions.

The New York Short Film Festival is open to international short films in one of the following categories:
Best Short Film
Best Experimental Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Animated Short
Best Short Short Film
Best Sci-Fi Short Film
Best Horror Short Film
Best Music Video