8th Annual

International Film Festival Manhattan, NY

October 18, 2018 to October 21, 2018

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40-07 75th St #54
Elmhurst NY 11373
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Narrative Feature Films
This category is in competition and include films from all over the word and the United States Of America. The film should be in the English language OR with English subtitles, and should be in the narrative form. Running time should at least be 40 minutes up to 200 minutes.
Documentary Feature Films
This category is in competition and include films originating from all over the world and the United States of America. The film should be in the English language OR with English subtitles, and should be in the documentary form. Running time should at least be 46 minutes up to 200 minutes.
Short Films
This category is in competition of International FIlms that include films originating from all over the world and the United States of America. The film should be in the English-language OR with English subtitles and can in the narrative or documentary form. Running time should be not more that 30 minutes and not less than 1 minute.


New York City is the capital of the world, a place where the world converges. And we would like to celebrate international and independent films. We have a vision that film as a medium can make a positive impact in the world and the belief that New York City and its people is the best place to make this happen. It can be as simple as sharing a laughter or a tear in a short film or making a direct impact on lives across the world in a documentary. IFFM believes in filmmakers and will give support in showcasing their works in NY, by giving them the full NY theatrical experience! All invaluable in fostering film careers in this age of hybrid and self distribution. It starts by helping filmmakers find their audience in NY by giving them opportunities to promote their film.

IFFM will also be a platform for different causes and social action through the films and events. Enjoy the best of what New York has to offer with our IFFM events which includes: Industry Networking Parties, personalized treatment of filmmakers and their films, opportunity for discussion, Red Carpet, Media Events and Seminars all in the greatest city in the world.


International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM), now on it's 8th Milestone Year, offers a quality selection of world-class films that will be showcased in a theater in Manhattan New York City, USA. Our programming encompasses all different genres of diverse program. Narrative features, documentaries, shorts and student films from all over the world. We also have a focus on social relevance as part of our programming and our goals.

We are visionaries who believe in the possibilities of New York, the greatest city in the world. We have seen how film, as a powerful medium can make a direct impact on lives or facilitate change. We also have seen the unique diversity of New York's culture and its people. The city's appreciation for film and ability to make things happen. Our vision is to help merge the two, creating an opportunity for filmmakers and artist to showcase their works in New York. Support will be given to all filmmakers to help find their audiences.

IFFM is committed in showcasing entertaining and diverse films in all genres and scope to equal the diversity of New York. It is also committed in exploring all opportunities to promote the artists, his work, his vision, and his cause if he has any, during the showing of the films and the events during the festival.

By submitting to IFFM, you give permission to the festival to screen your film (if selected) and to utilize Movie, clips or stills of your entry for festival promotional purposes (including but not limited to television, web and presentations).


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1) All films must be not older than year 2011.

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 at a theatre in NYC.

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.

6) Submitting filmmakers/individuals will be notified by e-mail, phone on or before October 8, 2018.

7) Regarding shipping to IFFM New York, the submitting filmmaker will be responsible for the mailing/shipping cost of the work, both for the submitted cut for consideration screeners, and final screener copy for screnning at the film festival.

Ship entries to:
40-07 75th St # 54
Elmhurst NY 11373

8) Submit your entry in DVD format (NTSC Region 0 and 1 for US) or online screener (encouraged). Please mark the specific category submission outside your envelope, mailer or package. Inside, the DVD screener must be labeled with the contact info (name/ph/email), the work’s title, the name of the director, the running time. Please do not put sticker on the dvd. No need to send printed press kit. It wil be required after getting accepted.

9) All submitted entry materials will not be returned.

10) A filmmaker with multiple entries (titles) must submit each entry and entry fee on a separate DVD.

11) 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. There will be an awards night where the awardees will be honored and IFFM Film Festival Director Award Trophies will be given out that night. All nominated films/filmmakers will be notified to attend the Awards Night. October 18, 2018 at the Philippine Center 556 5th Ave NYC 10036



I, the undersigned submitter/filmmaker, duly acknowledge and agree to the following:

A. I have thoroughly read the rules and regulations of the festival, understood and will comply with all the requirements that are due. I promise that, all of the statements in this document are true.

B. This film is definitely not subject to any litigation and is not threatened by any litigation.

C. I hold the International Film Festival Manhattan New York (IFFM New York) completely harmless from and legally not responsible for any possible damage, piracy or loss of the submitted material en route to and from and during the course of its possession by the said Festival.

D. I am the authorized person submit this film to the International Film Festival Manhattan New York (IFFM New York)

E. If the film is selected for the IFFM New York, I give permission for my film to show at the current festival, and clips of the films are to be used for promoting the festival beyond this year's event.

F. All Rights reserved by the IFFM New York reserve any and all rights pertaining to the rules, regulations, criteria, and guidelines of this festival.