Film Submissions: International Filmmaker Festival of New York

The seventh annual International Filmmaker Festival of New York takes place 25-29 May, 2018 and is now accepting submissions! IFFNY is a global competition of the world’s most talented filmmakers. Each year the festival awards several categories, including short, feature and documentary films.

Latest Deadline: April 10, 2018

The International Filmmaker Festival of New York is a global industry event held annually in the world’s most iconic center of arts, New York City. Each year, the IFFNY festival brings to New York world premieres of films from around the globe, and gives the American audience unique opportunities to discover international cinema.

The International Filmmaker Festival of New York is one of the leading platforms of international cinema, dedicated to artists who embody diversity, innovation and creativity.


Mirsad Abazi, Mrika Krasniqi, Ibër Deari, Photo Credit: Innovation Media New York

Each year IFFNY presents Red Carpet screenings of feature, short and documentary films, followed by Q&A, workshops, reception with artists and organizers, VIP after-party and Award Night Gala.

The International Filmmaker Festival of New York is a competitive festival with jury prizes in feature, short, and documentary  categories. Additionally, awards are given out by the festival and the audience. This 2018 Edition will award eight prizes for the best participatory works:

  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Feature Documentary Film
  • Best Short Documentary Film
  • Best Actor Award
  • Best Actress Award
  • Production Award
  • Best Photography Award


*Cover Photo credit: Innovation Media New York. Jotti Ejlli and Enkelejd Mezini at SVA Theatre in New York.


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