New York City, New York – USA
June 12 to 14, 2013

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March 9, 2013 – Regular Deadline

The Brooklyn Short Film Festival brings together the world’s best short films in an engaging atmosphere for the purpose of developing connections and building new relationships in the film industry.

Launched with the purpose of forging strong connections between established industry professionals and talented up-and-comers, Brooklyn Shorts recognizes the value of terrific short-form storytelling as a method of inviting fresh voices into a global, cinematic dialogue. It all begins in Brooklyn, where countless creative innovators have sharpened their skills and found their footing.

Brooklyn Shorts events are held in the trendy DUMBO neighborhood at the Galapagos Art Space, one of New York’s leading arts institutions. The festival stands at the forefront of short-form filmmaking and is proud to promote many of the field’s shining stars against a backdrop rich with media opportunities and industry visibility. It’s no wonder that several films celebrated at Brooklyn Shorts have subsequently secured financing for development into feature-length scripts and productions.

Cash and other prizes are awarded to filmmakers who best display a full command of their craft and story. Films celebrated at Brooklyn Shorts have ranged from compelling projects starring A-List talent like Kenneth Branagh to low-budget, independent documentaries shot in the corners of Africa. The festival recognizes that great stories can come from anyone, anywhere.

Submit your films HERE


New York, New York – USA
April 17 to 28, 2013

December 28, 2012 – Withoutabox Deadline

The Tribeca Film Festival spurs the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music, and culture. It also helps filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, exposes the general community to the power of cinema, and promotes New York City as a major filmmaking center. The festival is currently seeking world premiere feature films for this amazing 12-day event.

It showcases a diverse range of films including American indies, international premieres, documentaries, and genre films, including a World Narrative Competition Section and a World Documentary Competition Section. Tribeca also has a partnership with ESPN to showcase sports films. Alumni include such names as Jeff Nichols, Lisa Cholodenko, Seth Gordon, Paul Greengrass, Ed Burns, Alma Har’el, Zak Penn, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Jeff Garlin, Tomas Alfredson, James Franco, Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg, Cameron Crowe, and Ti West.

TFF provides a one-of-a-kind festival experience and an unparalleled opportunity for exposure in New York. A premiere at Tribeca truly means the world is watching. For the chance to unveil your latest work at this prestigious festival, submit your world premiere feature film to the Tribeca Film Festival today!



New York, New York – USA
March 5 to 9, 2013
Upcoming Deadline: November 1

QWFF celebrates the independent filmmaking spirit by encouraging the novice and the student filmmaker, featuring filmmakers who take chances to bring us challenging stories and by providing screening opportunities for that overlooked, yet gem of a film.

The 3rd Annual Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) creates a robust and exciting program aimed at launching careers and thrilling audiences. Always putting the filmmaker first, QWFF provides top-notch screening experiences at unique venues, and groups films thematically to maximize marketing and press opportunities. The festival hosts additional screenings for its festival films throughout the calendar year, providing talented artists with plenty of opportunities to make their voices heard.

Last year’s opening night gala, hosted at the renowned Museum of the Moving Image, unveiled five world premieres, three New York premieres, and welcomed a sold-out crowd. Taking place in one of the most dynamic boroughs of New York City, itself one of the most diverse communities in the world, QWFF is more than a great place to tell and enjoy cinematic stories; it’s an ideal environment in which to hatch your next great idea. Submit your work to the Queens World Film Festival today and discover the incredible community, support, and exposure opportunities for yourself!


Literati Film Festival

New York, New York – USA
November 26 to 27, 2012

The 2nd Annual LITERATI FILM FESTIVAL (LFF) is dedicated to exploring evocative, challenging, and emotionally resonant films from around the world. Taking full advantage of its dynamic New York City setting, this festival is uniquely designed for any filmgoer who is ready to embrace the bold, the strange, and the unfamiliar. Applicants are encouraged to submit not only finished films, but also scores, performance pieces, videos, and any in-progress materials for review.

Selected applicants will receive passes to LFF events and the opportunity to attend screenings at the prestigious Anthology Film Archives, an international center for the study, preservation, and exhibition of film and video. With the intention of encouraging the study of film as art rather than as entertainment, Anthology houses a reference library with the world’s largest collection of books, periodicals, and stills exploring avant-garde cinema.

Literati Film Festival offers its participants the chance to explore filmmaking’s robust past while helping to shape its limitless future. Alums Ben Russell (TRYPPS #3), Robert Todd (MORNING GLORY), and Alex McLeod (UNTITLED) have received acclaim after participating in LFF, and have continued to carry forward the off-beat spirit of the festival in their various projects.

July 20, 2012 – Late Deadline

The Literati Film Festival is located in New York City’s East Village, a renowned arts community surrounded by theaters, restaurants, pubs, and many other Big Apple attractions.

To enjoy the energizing sights, sounds, and flavors of New York and a bold, artistic program of films, submit to the Literati Film Festival today!