New York City Short Film Festival (NYC Shorts)

New York City Short Film Festival (NYC Shorts)

Type: Dedicated shortfilm festival
Location: New York, New York
Start Month: September


The NEW YORK CITY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (NYC SHORTS) is an international short film festival dedicated to the short form. In 2015, NYC SHORTS will celebrate its 11th annual edition. The festival screenings will once again take place at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, a storied arts and film venue in Manhattan. NYC SHORTS is a juried festival with winners in each of seven categories: Drama Short, Comedy Short, Documentary Short, Animation Short, LGBT Short, Foreign Language Short and Student Short. The audience votes for its favorite film in each screening for the audience awards. In our 10 year history, we have screened shorts from all over the world and had filmmakers in attendance from the US, UK, Australia, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, Israel, Canada, Italy and more. Attending filmmakers participate in a post-screening Q&A and network with other filmmakers and industry guests at our after-party. Our Official Selections have gone on to screen at Sundance, Berlin, Clermont-Ferrand and many other important film events. In 2007, the animated short The Danish Poet won the Academy Award for Animated Short after it had its New York premiere at our festival in 2006.

Submission Requirements:

Films must be under 25 minutes. Foreign films must be subtitled in English. There is no completion date or premiere requirement.

Submission Deadline: August


US$25-35 dependent on category and deadline

Awards / Prizes:

Best Drama Short, Best Comedy Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best GLBT Short, Best Foreign Language Short, Best Student Short, Best Children’s Short

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