Submissions for the 2019 festival are closed!
​Please check back in early 2020 for our call for entries.

15th New York City Short Film Festival  19 OCTOBER 2019 


New York City Short Film Festival uses only paperless entries submitted via Withoutabox or FilmFreeway.  Filmmakers enjoy the advantages of high-quality online film submissions, Online Press Kit submissions and easy tracking.


  • Total Running Time (TRT) including credits, must be under 20 minutes (no exceptions, unfortunately)
  • All foreign language films must be subtitled in English
  • ​If you are submitting an online screener through Vimeo or a similar site, please include the link and password (if necessary) in the Withoutabox or FilmFreeway cover letter
  • All films selected for the festival grant NYC Shorts the right to use no more than 2 minutes of footage and press materials from the film for promotional purposes
  • ​By submitting, you are agreeing to allow NYC Shorts to retain a DVD or digital copy of your film (if officially selected) as part of our festival library and for media educational use.