October 1, 2023
December 31, 2023
March 1, 2024
April 1, 2024
May 1, 2024
May 5, 2024
June 1 – 2, 2024
There are separate prizes for filmmakers in the Youth Festival and Main Festival.
Grand Jury Prize
The Zukor Award
Best Drama Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Horror Short
Best Dance Short
Best Animated Short
Submissions must be made in an mp4 format via FILM FREEWAY ONLY and should contain subtitles as some of our judges are deaf and will not be able to judge otherwise.
Please do not email or DM us films. They will not be part of the judged films.
Projects should not be more than 2 years old at time of submission.
Projects need to have the rights to use included music or use royalty-free music.
Projects cannot be screened in any other Queens-based festival in June 2024.
Selected projects will need to have captions and be 1080x720 or higher mp4s for screening purposes.
Short films: 20 mins or less.
Exception: Documentary Shorts can be up to 40 mins.
Web Series/TV Pilots - upload only ONE EPISODE, 40 mins or less.
Podcasts/Audio Stories will only be screened IN OUR ONLINE FESTIVAL, with an online panel. They will not be screened in person. Upload only ONE EPISODE of your podcast/audio story, 40 mins or less.
Returning submitters and Disabled creators - please contact us for a submission discount code.