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We invite you to submit your films for consideration at NYIFF 2021

The New York Indian Film Festival is North America's oldest and most prestigious film festival which features cinema from India, and the Indian Diaspora.

Presented by the Indo-American Arts Council, Inc. NYIFF Celebrates alternative, independent cinema from the global Indian community. The festival is dedicated to providing filmmakers, actors,and industry professionals a platform to showcase their work, as well as creating an environment where filmmakers may exchange ideas with one another, and interact with discerning and diverse audiences, journalists, and aficionados.

The 21th Annual New York Indian Film Festival will be held in June 2021

ELIGIBILITY

Submitted works MUST satisfy ANY ONE of the eligibility criteria below:

  • INDIAN FILMS:
    Films produced and directed in India. Filmmakers working in all Indian regional languages, and those working on animation and children's films are encouraged to apply.

OR

  • INDIAN DIASPORA FILMS:
    Films that feature the work of filmmakers, actors, writers, directors et al of Indian heritage.

OR

  • INDIAN INSPIRED FILMS:
    Films made by Non-Indians that feature significant Indian content, inspiration, subject matter.
    In addition to the above, Entrants must fully comply with the Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements outlined below.

OR

  • PREMIERE STATUS:
    Only films that have not premiered in New York, or the Tri-State Area will remain in consideration.

  • LANGUAGE:
    Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted. Dialogue lists will not be accepted.

ENTRY MATERIALS

All entries must include the following:

  1. ENTRY FORM completed on FilmFreeway
  2. SUBMISSION FEES
  3. SCREENERS: A Secure Online Screener
  4. PRESS KIT - Including: 4 Hi-Res publicity stills, 15 second trailer, Director's picture & bio, Cast and Crew information.

DEADLINES

REGULAR DEADLINE December 31, 2020
LATE DEADLINE February 15, 2021

Please submit digital materials via FilmFreeway or to nyiff@iaac.us

Entry materials will not be returned and will be destroyed or discarded by the Festival.