**** This is a short film festival, only for films 20 minutes or less in length!!****


The 2023 NYC Short Documentary Film Festival will be held LIVE November 5, 2023 at the Producers Club, 358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036, 2nd Floor. Thanks all and stay safe.

Documentary film is a genre that is based in truth and told with style. Every second of every day, an infinite multitude of stories are playing out in every nook and cranny of the world – the goal of documentary film is take this sprawling mass of real life and weave it into cinematic art. The purposes of documentary are multifold – to educate, to entertain, to bring attention to important issues or to simply highlight the understated wonders of everyday life.

Join us for the 9th Annual NYC Short Documentary Film Festival and become part of a growing tradition!

Please be sure to review ALL submission guidelines before you submit the entry. We have limited time and resources to correct application mistakes. Please try and be as accurate as possible. We will contact you by e-mail if there are any problems, so please be sure to watch for e-mails from info@nycsdff.com.

We vastly prefer online submissions either via FilmFreeWay or a private/password protected Vimeo/YouTube link. If your film is selected we will provide full technical specifications but an .mov, mp4 or .mpg works great. All films will be played from a hard drive. Please note, if accepted, we MUST receive the exhibition media AT LEAST TWO (2) WEEKS before the festival.

If your submission is selected, you will be notified by e-mail in the beginning of February. Accepted filmmakers will be given two free admission pass to the festival. (We cannot help with any transportation, food or lodging costs.)

For further information please contact us at info@nycsdff.com