10th Annual

Zero Film Festival - New York

November 05, 2018 to November 08, 2018

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P.O. Box 2038
New York NY 10113

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Narrative and Documentary films with run time over 45 min.

We screen all genres of features: narrative, documentary, narrative/docu blend- including niche genres such as horror and experiments.
Narrative or documentary under 15 minutes runtime.

Experiments in film and video. Zero is especially interested in progressive experimental films. Shouldn't tell a story..
Music Video
Music Video.
Narrative or documentary between 15-45 minutes.
A film or video designed to be presented on the web as a series.


Zero Film Festival is the first and only festival EXCLUSIVE to self financed filmmakers and the authentically independent films they create.

ZFF is an independent not-for-profit organization firmly committed to supporting under-represented filmmakers and screening the world's best self-financed films for cinema lovers everywhere. ZFF focuses on community, inclusivity, innovation and good times on planet Earth.


Zero Film Festival - Focusing on a niche in the independent film community which has been under appreciated and ignored, Zero Film Festival is the first and only festival exclusively screening self financed films from filmmakers all over the world.

In the age where the majority of festivals are Hollywood marketing campaigns, and even "indie" and "underground" festivals screen financed films, we are here to offer a unique opportunity. We recognize authentically independent films and filmmakers who take risks and fight odds to see their cinematic visions through.

Based in New York, this festival utilizes hometown connections and partnerships to create Zero's most innovative and largest festival.


Zero Film Festival has established itself as a festival representing authenticity, integrity and innovation. Since 2007, ZFF has screened over 2,000 films from filmmakers in six continents.

Zero Film Festival alumni have gone on to receive distribution and financing for their next film projects.

Join the filmmaker community of one of the fastest growing film festivals!


Matt Keff (Director of Technology); Richard Hooban (Managing Director)


Zero Film Festival is the the first festival exclusive to independent filmmakers. Your film MUST be self-financed.

You MUST include a cover letter with your entry, detailing premiere status, why you made this film and any noteworthy details we should know before previewing it.


A select few filmmakers from this year's program will be invited to include their films in International ZERO Film Fest Screenings and inclusion in the Zero Film Festival DVD.


Zero Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening (including but not limited to multiple screenings in multiple U.S. and International locations), and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Zero Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.