The deadline for submissions to the 46th New York Film Festival was 5pm on July 14, 2008.
The New York Film Festival is open to entries from all filmmakers, regardless of experience. Please note, however, that entries to the New York Film Festival (NYFF) tend to include works by many well-established filmmakers, meaning that the level of competition to get a film accepted is very high. A special section of the NYFF is Views from the Avant-Garde which premieres non-narrative, experimental film and video. You may not submit to both the main Festival and the Avant-Garde section, you must chose one.
The deadline for submissions to the New York Film Festival is in July. The deadline is the date we need to have RECEIVED your entry. Please submit the most finished version of your film by the deadline. We will only accept ONE version of your film. Please do NOT send a second copy, regardless any changes that have been made.
Presentation format is 35mm and HD Cam only.
Work shot on other video formats is considered if the final format is on 35mm film with composite optical sound or HD Cam.
Films being considered for Opening and Closing Nights must be North American premieres. All other films must be New York City premieres. With the exception of other film festivals, films must not have had any announced prior public exhibition or distribution, theatrically or on commercial, educational or cable television in the U.S.A. The Festival reserves the right to waive this rule in the case of small non-commercial showings.
Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English. For submission purposes only, foreign films without English subtitles can be considered if accompanied by an English dialogue list.
Films submitted in any previous year may not be resubmitted.
If you have questions, please check the FAQ or email email@example.com .
The Festival reserves the right to decide all questions not specifically provided for in the regulations.
Return the completed form with a copy of your print, video, or DVD to:
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Attn: The New York Film Festival
165 West 65th Street, Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10023
Or you may drop off your entry in person at the security desk in our lobby. Please put “Film Society of Lincoln Center” on the package The security desk is open 24 hours a day. It is located in the lobby of the Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam on the upper level.