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Calling all filmmakers and independent short movie enthusiasts! Get ready to immerse yourself in a cinematic extravaganza at the NYSIFF!
Join us in Albany, NY, for an unforgettable experience filled with screenings, insightful panels, a prestigious award ceremony, delectable food, refreshing drinks, and a whole lot of entertainment!
Since its inception in 2016, the NYSIFF has proudly showcased an impressive array of over 350 short films, representing local talents and captivating creations from across the globe – a true celebration of international cinematic diversity spanning 23 different countries.
We extend an open invitation to all aspiring filmmakers to submit their masterpieces. Our festival embraces a rich spectrum of storytelling, with a diverse range of genres available, including drama, comedy, documentary, horror, experimental, animation, and music videos. To maintain the dynamism of our event, all submitted films should be no longer than 30 minutes in duration.
NYSIFF is more than just a platform for screening exceptional films. We thrive on vibrant discussions and conversations around movies, which is why we wholeheartedly encourage interactive Q&A panels right after the screenings. Dive into thought-provoking dialogues, share your insights, and connect with fellow enthusiasts and filmmakers.
At the heart of the festival, we honor and celebrate the visionary filmmakers behind each genre. Their boundless creativity and exceptional contributions will be acknowledged and celebrated, adding an extra layer of prestige to this remarkable event.
Mark your calendars and be part of the NYSIFF – an electrifying celebration of cinematic artistry, culture, and community.
New York State International Film Festival is an official recognized 501(c)3 non profit organization Sponsorship fees are tax-deductible.
We offer unique, magnificent and exciting methods to incorporate your brand with local and international film makers and their audience in the Capital Region.
You could have your brand logo on the festival booklets, step&repeat banner, posters and our website. We can also play your commercial between movie screenings.
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Located in the heart of New York - Albany offers an incredible amount of opportunity, history, culture, art, food and fun! There are many exhibits year round and plenty of museums to visit. Albany hosts all sorts of festivals and parades. Whether you're looking to enjoy a show, concert or sports event, you won't have to travel far. Some of Hollywood's greatest films were shot right here in Albany, and they loved it so much, they keep coming back to our beautifully unique residence. This is great inspiration for film makers of the capital region! Also, just a few short hours to some of the Northeast's largest cities: Boston, Montreal and NYC.
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