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Due to Covid-19 

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September 25 - October 9

EST. 2016


The NYSIFF is an international short film festival based in Albany, NY. 

The festival has screened 257 local, national and international short films from 19 different countries.

Everyone welcome to submit their short movies. The NYSIFF accepts and screens drama, comedy, documentary, horror, experimental, animation, and music videos. All projects must be 40 minutes or less. 

There are always Q/A panels during the festival. As a filmmaker or audience you can join us to celebrate the art of movies together. 

All of the audience members will vote after watching all submitted movies to decide which film was the audience's favorite.

There are also judged categories with awards such as the best short for each genres.






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. 
For more information please contact
Eric Vollweiler
818 445 4659 or Evfilmfestivals@gmail.com

This is the 5th year in a row Eric has produced the New York State International Film Festival.  Eric has been producing and marketing film festivals, movie premieres, trade shows, conferences, music festivals and parties at major film festivals since 2005. Eric has been involved with over 50 entertainment events in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Utah, Florida, Connecticut, Boston, New Jersey, Manhattan, Long Island, Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Buffalo.


Albany 2020


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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