call for entries
Submissions are now open! We are seeking creative, original, non-formulaic short and feature films that support our mission to create a more dynamic film culture for children and teens. Submit your film today!
filmmaking day camps
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR JULY
Learn filmmaking from start to finish at our weeklong filmmaking camps! Classes are offered in a variety of animation and live action filmmaking techniques for grades K-9. Students will conceive, storyboard, write, shoot, draw, model, create sets, and perform on camera to create a completed short film. Previous workshops have included Multimedia Storytelling, Rotoscope Animation, Claymation, and more!
when marnie was there
Festival 2015 Opening Night film and audience favorite When Marnie was There is now playing in NYC! If you missed it at the Festival or just want to see it again on the big screen, now is your chance to see the latest animated feature from Studio Ghibli.
stay in the know
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IN MEMORY OF ANDREA KLEIN
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Andrea Klein, a wonderful person and longtime champion of the Festival. We are humbled by her family's request to accept donation's in Andrea's name. Donations made will go directly toward programs that expose all of New York City's youth to a diverse and dynamic film culture.
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CONGRATULATIONS 2015 FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS
GRAND PRIZE FEATURE:
Belle and Sebastian, Nicolas Vanier, France
GRAND PRIZE SHORT:
Johnny Express, James Woo, South Korea
SPECIAL JURY AWARDS:
Best Animated Short - Johnny Express, James Woo, South Korea
Best Live-Action Short - Marina's Ocean, Cássio Pereira Dos Santos, Brazil
CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS
Recipients of the NYICFF jury prizes will now be eligible for consideration in the Live Action Short and Animated Short Film categories of the Annual Academy Awards.® Congratulations to 2015 winners Johnny Express and Marina's Ocean