New York City International Film Festival


Roberto Rizzo, Founder

Nelly Tacanesse, Director of Press & Media



Submission Policy:

Festival Season: Spring (usually April)

Deadline: February (check website for exact dates)

Entry: $45 for features. $35 for student features. $30 for shorts, TV pilots, animated, and music videos. $15 for student shorts, student animated, student TV pilots, and student music videos.


Features, Shorts, Music Videos, Documentaries

Festival Season:



New York City International Film Festival is unlike any other film festivals; “Not a film festival of film festivals”, as NYCIFF demands a NY Premiere to show a film in the festival, which makes the festival more serious, exclusive, and put the festival in another level of competition. NYCIFF gives opportunity to established and upcoming talents to showcase their project in NYC.