Years running: 9 (since 2012)

NY Shorts Fest

International short film festival.


The New York International Short Film Festival (NY Shorts Fest) showcases the finest short-form cinema from around the world to enthusiastic audiences in the vibrant filmmaking enclave of New York City.

The NY Shorts Fest offers short-form filmmakers an ideal platform to screen their film and gain recognition in the heart of New York City.

NY Shorts Fest events include receptions, as well as workshops and master classes with industry experts and top filmmaking professionals sharing their practical advice to attending filmmakers. The heart of the festival will be our quality and scope of extraordinary film programming.


  • Grand Prize,
  • Best Foreign Film,
  • Best Drama,
  • Best Comedy,
  • Best Animation,
  • Best Experimental,
  • Best Documentary,
  • Best of New York.


  • Films must have been completed after August 1, 2019 and  must NOT have screened in any film festival in New York City.
  • Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the festival.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Pay entry fees,
  • Send online screener.

Selection Media Type: Online Screeners

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Tianna Lawrence



United States
New York

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    November 03, 2019
  • Earlybird Deadline
    January 17, 2020
  • Regular Deadline
    February 28, 2020
  • Late Deadline
    March 27, 2020
  • Extended Deadline
    April 17, 2020
  • Notifications
    May 01, 2020
  • Event dates
    29 May — 4 June 2020
Categories & Fees
  • Earlybird Deadline — $39
  • Regular Deadline — $49
  • Late Deadline — $59
  • Extended Deadline — $69
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