Rules & Terms

1) All films must be not older than year 2012.

2) It is encouraged that films be in English or else, Non-English language films must have English subtitles.

3) IFFM New York will be screening online plus a few screenings with limited live audience this year.

4) IFFM New York, does not require World Premiere, but appreciates if you notify us if you are either a World Premiere, International Premiere (your first premiere outside your country of origin), North American Premiere or New York Premiere.

5) Entry fees are in U.S. dollars, per film entry and are non-refundable.

Entries without entry fees will be disqualified. IFFM does not give fee waivers. Please refrain from emailing us about fee waivers. Thank you.

6) Submitting filmmakers/individuals will be notified by e-mail and thru FilmFreeway on a specified date on October 2022.

7) IFFM accepts screening copy - mp4 via FilmFreeway, wetransfer, downloadable via vimeo or google drive or dropbox. For screening in a movie house, DCP will be required. We are using the AutoDCP app.

8) Regarding our IFFM Film Festival Director Awards, a committee will be selecting nominated films but the final awardees will eventually be selected by the International Film Festival Manhattan Film Festival Director. We also added a few Special Jury Awards which will be selected by a group of esteemed members of the Jury who have Film Industry background. There will be an awards night (both live and online) where the awardees will be honored and IFFM Film Festival Director Award Plaques will be given out. All nominated films/filmmakers will be notified to attend the Awards Night. 

In addition this year, the critics and writers of will pick the Grand Prixe Grand Prize Best Short Winner.

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