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.


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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