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What is Festival of Cinema NYC?
Festival of Cinema NYC is a competitive film festival

Programming consists of remarkable independent films, of all lengths, genres and subjects from around the world screened to the public over a ten day period.

Truly independent cinema

Our programmers look for the best in truly independent films. All films selected come from independent filmakers that put their blood, sweat and tears into their productions. No film selected has backing from a major film studio.

The Best in
Independent films
The Best in
Independent films
The Best in
Independent films
Why submit my film to Festival of Cinema NYC?
Exposure & Media coverage

Our exquisite press team works around the clock to get the most media coverage for your film at the Festival. Past film selections have been covered by Page SIX of the NY Post, Time Warner Spectrum NY1 News Channel and CSNBC.

Distribution Possibilities

Since 2017, several films have acquired distribution directly at our festival. Our budding reputation has lead various independent film distributors to send their scouts to our festival, in hopes of acquiring the next big Indie Hit.

Get
Discovered
Get
Discovered
We're not just movies
Workshops, Panels and Talkbacks

Festival of Cinema NYC hosts a variety of workshops, panels and industry Q&A's that are free for everyone to attend. Past workshops have included presentations by SAG-AFTRA, Seed & Spark and Kitsplit. Speakers have included distributors from Cavu Pictures, Artsploitation Films, and Soundview Media Partners.

Networking & Afterparties

Festival of Cinema NYC is not just movies! The festival offers opportunities to escape from the theater by inviting locals and attending filmmakers to join us for our Happy Hour get together, Karaoke Night, Trivia Night, Comedy Night and our popular Mid-Week Red Carpet Event Afterparty!

meet
Filmmakers
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