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Whether you are a filmmaker or you love to watch independent short movies,
we invite you to our festival! There are screenings, panels, an award ceremony, food, drinks and more entertainment waiting for you!
The NYSIFF is an international short film festival based in Albany, NY.
Since 2016 the festival has screened over 350 local, national and international short films from 23 different countries.
Everyone is welcome to submit their short movies. We accept independent short films under 7 different genres such as drama, comedy, documentary, horror, experimental, animation, and music videos. All films must be 30 minutes or less.
We love to discuss movies which is why we encourage Q/A panels right after the screening.
Filmmakers of each genre will be recognized and honored for their creativity!
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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