Cinema New York City

Opening Date: 
November 10, 2018
Earlybird Deadline: 
October 25, 2021
Regular Deadline: 
January 25, 2022
Late Deadline: 
April 25, 2022
Extended Deadline: 
May 25, 2022
Notification Date: 
July 26, 2022
Event Date: 
August 06, 2022 to August 07, 2022
Festival Description: 
The main goal of Cinema New York City is to present the most exciting and inspiring new works on film being made today.
And equally, to promote an understanding and appreciation of the world through moving pictures.

We welcome you improve troupes, repertoire theatre companies, film makers, workshops, casting directors, performers, and artists of all kinds to call us home.



Awards & Prizes: 
Awards are determined by a jury of industry veterans.
Awards are given in these categories for cinematic excellence:
- Best Film 
- Best Director 
- Best Screenplay 
- Best Actor 
- Best Actress 
- Best Feature 
- Best Documentary Feature 
- Discovery Award 
- Best Short 
- Best Short 
- Best Music Video


Rules & Terms: 
The Cinema New York City Festival will take place in central New York City.
1. Submission Deadlines 
Submissions will be accepted from any country. 
2. Submission Format 
Films must be submitted via online screener. The tracking number, film title, film category and running time must be clearly labeled on the DCP if the film is selected for screening. Please avoid stickers on the cover. Submitted copies will not be returned
3. Submission Eligibility 
- There is no premiere policy for short films and music videos. 
- Works-in-progress and films with distribution are accepted.
4. Premiere Status 
- There is no Premiere policy for short films and music videos, they may have screened at other Festivals and/or online.
5. Submission Fee 
All submissions for Cinema New York City Festival are to be paid by credit card or paypal. The submission fee is non-refundable.
6. Shipping 
All shipping and postage costs for the submission package and, if the film is selected for the Festival, for all DVDs and additional materials sent to and returned from Cinema New York City Festival must be borne by the submitting party. Cinema New York City Festival will not accept Cash On Delivery shipments. Cinema New York City Festival will not absorb any fees incurred in USA customs. All charges must be pre-paid. Cinema New York City Festival will not accept submissions if customs and delivery fees have not been paid by the submitting party.
Submission packages from outside the USA must be labeled 'Trade Sample' on any customs label and, for customs purposes, must be given a value of no more than US$10.
7. Selection of Films 
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria: 
- Quality of narrative and production values 
- Independent nature of the production
8. Notification 
Cinema New York City Festival endeavours to complete all selection procedures 30 days prior to its scheduled screening date and inform all submitting parties, in writing, if their film has been successful or not after that time. Successful submissions will receive an online Filmmaker Festival Pack that will include important information on shipping the DCP to the Festival, press and publicity, guest accreditation, contact information and how to make the most of participating in the Festival.
9. Festival Screenings 
Selected films MUST provide a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) in order to be screened at the Cinema New York City, as well as a back-up Blu-ray. The film title MUST be clearly labeled on the DCP and Blu-ray.
Blu-ray will be used as back-up only. Please clearly label whether your film is PAL or NTSC. Our facilities do NOT support DVD, tape, 35mm, Super 16mm, 8mm or double-head formats.
A selected DCP must be received at Cinema New York City Festival no later than 30 days prior to its scheduled screening date.
Our partner cinema uses pin sharp Sony 4K Digital Cinema projection, making DCP screenings look incredible. Cinema New York City Festival aspires to provide the best quality projection possible but will not be held liable for any failure in the technical quality of the projection, nor will fees be refunded in any such case. Cinema New York City Festival assumes that the submitting party or filmmaker(s) or entrant(s) or print source company has insured for damage and loss of the festival DCP.
10. Scheduling 
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of Cinema New York City. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, USA reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.
No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.
11. Festival Awards 
Jury prizes for Feature Films: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Discovery Awards, Best USA Film.
If shortlisted for a Jury prize, additional preview copies of the film must be provided or authorised by the submitting party if requested by Cinema New York City Festival.


Our connection
Festival Organizers: 
Alex King (Director)
David Burnstein (Event Coordinator)
Sandra Cohen (Administrator)
Festival Contact Information: 
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Submission Address: 
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ignacio.f.rodo@gmail.com's picture
I got two films selected in

I got two films selected in my favourite city in the world. I couldn't be more happy about it, until I found out I had also won one award. Looking forward to be in more festivals from World Film Presentation!

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It was great to be selected

It was great to be selected to screen at this festival in the heart of New York.  We were so happy to screen in NYC, and felt really lucky for our film to be part of this event.  We look forward to submitting our future projects here!

Kumar Raj Productions's picture
Dear Festival Director and

Dear Festival Director and Team 

Thank you for selecting Our feature film TARA the journey of love & passion. 
its an honour for our film and team .

Great Film Festival amazing experience .

God bless you and your team for making this event grand & successful
Warm regards
Kumar Raj ( Producer & Director )
Umair Siddiqui ( Film Festival Director )
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Kumar Raj Productions


Kumar Raj Productions's picture
Our special comments 

Our special comments 

We are very proud & glad for our feature film " Tara the journey of love & passion "  film team to be part of your prestigious film festival .

We have suggestions which we would like to put forward for positive improvement of our film festival to grow & become worlds no1 film festival & we will be happy to contribute positive suggestions in the growth of your film festival .

a)  PRESS INCLUDING  TV , RADIO , FILM MAGAZINES , ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINES , EVENT COMPANIES , MAGAZINES , E -NEWS PAPERS   has to be invited by your festival coordinator has to  send our invitations to entire press to cover the event .  regular press releases send before and after the event .

b) The consulates of all countries to be invited 

c) Govt officials , minsters to be invited 

d) Big sponsors to be invited 

e) The tourism ministry & tourism department to be notified in advance to include the film festivals in all their publicity & printouts 

f) There has to be advertisement / publicity in local news papaers & on billboards which are sponsored .

g)  Big names in show biz in the country have to be invited to make the event successful

h) Tie up with colleges & schools  to ensure all seats are filled up during all screenings and award function no seat should be empty .

i ) Have interns for the film festival taken from media colleges where by you have 30 interns to help during the film festival 

j) There should be photographers interns from photography college . there should be 25 photographers clicking pics .

k) Red carpers have to be bigger 

l) The publicity boards for taking pix in front have to be bigger & better 

m) The  directors -producers & lead actress have to be sponsored to fly down for film festival  with help of big sponsors .

n) Sponsors you have to tie up with biggest advertising companies , event management companies radio , billboard & tv companies for big sponsorship tie ups 

o) You can get sponsors form various consulates , govt bodies , event management companies , film commissions etc .

Good luck i can keep going on 

Would love you to succeed in very big way & become no 1 in world , we are there to stand by you all the time we promise you .

Good luck 

God bless you 

Best regards 

Kumar Raj ( Producer & Director )

Kumar Raj Productons

Tanner Sawatzky's picture
It was so wonderful to have

It was so wonderful to have been selected to play at this years festival. My team and I were so excited to have our film play in New York City ! Unfortunately we were unable to attend the festival, however, there was great communication between the festival and myself and also great opportunity for our film such as distribution, references to other festivals and being able to be shown to producers and investors. This was a great festival to be a part of! We also were just contacted by the festival informing us that we won an award ! We are so honored. I will be submitting my films again. Thank you so much Cinema New York City and World Film Presentation !!!

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