1st Annual

New York Premiere

April 10, 2017 to April 12, 2017

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Narratives are original fictional works.
Open Call
Open artistic forms of film such as animation, documentary that are not Narratives.
Films that can be categorized as LGBTQ


Following the success of the NYDEF Film Festival in New York City, New York Premiere aims to showcase short films from emerging filmmakers around the world, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ and women during a 3 day festival. Short films will compete for a $1000 Grand Prize and TV premiere of their short on New York's MNN Cable Network.


Following the success of the NYDEF Film Festival in New York City, New York Premiere aims to showcase short films from emerging filmmakers around the world, ethnic minorities, members of the LGBTQ community and women during a 3 day festival.

The festival will be held in various venues throughout New York City, including screening rooms and dine-in theater venues where filmmakers and audience members can eat and drink from a full menu and bar while watching films from the most promising filmmakers of the future. New York Premiere will also host a panel from award winning directors discussing the state of the industry and strategies for making a mark.

Day 1 (Open call to Local and International Filmmakers)

Day 2 (Minority, LGBT and Women Filmmakers)

Day 3 (Young Filmmakers, Panel, Final Voting and Award Cermony)

The winner of the festival will receive a $1000 Grand Prize and exclusive airing of their short on the MNN Cable Network

MNN Network is a local cable network broadcasted to the entire city of New York.

The aim of this festival is to encourage, educate and inspire passion, ambition and creativity amongst emerging filmmakers.

Films are awarded by New York premiere's panel and popular vote by the audience.

Created by producers, and filmmakers, this competition is catered to highlight and award noteworthy films in independent cinema.

This is an International Festival and is open to all languages. There are no completion date requirements for submission and multiple entries are allowed.

Short films must may not exceed 20 minutes


John Logan (Program Coordinator); Moses Lassiter (President)


Filmmakers are allowed to submit as many films as they wish. There are no completion date requirements. Please be advised that due to the audience and exposure the festival can provide, it is highly competitive and filmmakers are encouraged to submit only their best works.

Filmmakers must be comfortable answering Q&A questions regarding their film and be prepared to be filmed on camera.

All works must be original and the rights must belong to the filmmaker. All films in which the filmmaker does not own the rights will not be considered in this festival.

If selected, the filmmaker must provide the following
A Biography
A Trailer (suggested but not required)
Production Stills
2-3 Photographs of the Filmmaker
Short Synopsis of the film.


Agreeing to the Terms and Conditions related to the festival include:
Filmmaker agreeing to the Release of their film and image in use with the festival (New York Premiere) and its promotional materials. The filmmaker also agrees to New York Premieres right to exhibit the film throughout the festival and its cycle. The filmmaker is agreeing that they own the rights to the film in which they are submitting. The filmmaker agrees to allow their film to be shown on local public access television. The filmmaker agrees to be interviewed regarding their works.

Public Access Television is Not for Profit Broadcast locally in New York City