Big Apple Film Festival


Jonathan Lipp, Staff

Submission Policy:

Festival Season: Fall (usually November)

Deadline: Sept. 17 (Check website for exact dates)

Entry: $80 for features. $70 for shorts. Fees vary by deadline.


Features, Shorts, Web Series, Music Videos, Documentaries

Festival Season:



Festival is typically held at SVA Theater, but subject to change due to COVID.
Big Apple Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world. Additionally, the festival is proud to honor a variety of New York City based filmmakers, writers, actors and artists who have played an influential role in the growth of independent filmmaking in the Big Apple. Each year BAFF presents awards in a variety of categories including Best Feature Film, Short Film, Short Documentary, Feature Documentary, Animation, NYC Cityscape Award, Student Film Award, Golden Apple Award, and NY Emerging Talent Award.