Submit to NYICFF

An Academy Award®-qualifying event, NYICFF is about great films (and filmmakers!) that inspire, surprise, delight, and challenge kids and audiences of all ages.

Our expertly curated film programs, world-class jury, sold-out screenings, press, international guests, lively Q&A’s, and touring opportunities offer an amazing opportunity to share your film widely. Industry tastemakers, young people, families, and even some unaccompanied grown-ups comprise our enthusiastic audience, and they offer invaluable insights and energy for your films.

We often program films that were not necessarily created with a young audience in mind, so don’t hesitate to send your work our way. Our audiences are up for the challenge, and our written materials, intros, and Q&A’s offer compelling context and spark great dialogue around your films.

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submissions are open!

We are now accepting submissions for NYICFF 2022. For more information, rules, and requirements, visit our official submissions page on FilmFreeway.

key dates

September 1, 2021 — Early Deadline
October 4, 2021 — Regular Deadline
November 15, 2021 — Late Deadline, shorts
December 1, 2021 — Extended Deadline, shorts and features
January 31, 2022 — Notification Date

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