NYWIFT Fall Shorts Festival

NYWIFT Fall Shorts Festival


New York Women in Film & Television was founded in 1977 by a handful of women who saw a pressing need in New York for a networking and education forum for women in the entertainment industry. 40 years later, NYWIFT’s diverse membership is now more than 2,200 strong, made up of women and men who work in all aspects of television, film and digital media, from behind-the-scenes to in front of the camera to the executive suite.

As part of our 40th anniversary celebration, NYWIFT has partnered with Indevue to showcase the work of our talented membership through our first-ever online film festival. Members are invited to submit their short films, TV pilots and webisodes to the NYWIFT Fall Shorts Festival, which will run online for public viewing November 1st - 17th, 2017. Join us in celebrating 40 years of Women Calling the Shots!



Rules & Terms:

The deadline to submit your project is Tuesday, October 10th at 11:59 PM EST.

Projects must be under 40 minutes long.

We will not accept projects completed prior to 2012.

The project must feature a current NYWIFT member in a key creative role. The NYWIFT member must be the person to submit the film to the festival. (If you are not yet a NYWIFT member, but would like to submit your project, email membership@nywift.org to join the organization.)

When you click "Submit Film" above, you will be prompted to create a free Indevue account in order to submit your project. When you create the profile and upload your project, Indevue will hold the project privately and it will not be made public until NYWIFT publishes it in the online festival.

Please include the following information in your submission:
1) Title
2) Synopsis
3) Running Time
4) Year Completed
5) Genre
6) Name of NYWIFT member involved and her role in the production
7) Director's name (if different from the NYWIFT member)
8) Don't forget to upload the film itself!

Note that if your submission is missing any of the information above we may not include it in the festival. Be sure to check your work before you submit!

Please only submit your project through Indevue. We are not able to accept submissions via email or hard copy.

We will not accept projects after the stated deadline of Tuesday, October 10th at 11:59 PM.

You will be notified by October 23rd if your film has been included.

The festival will be available for the public to view online November 1st - 17th, 2017.

If you are having trouble submitting your project, please contact Indevue’s 24-hour online customer support. Please do not contact the NYWIFT office directly for technical support.

We look forward to seeing your work!

  • Important Dates
  • Submission Deadline:
    Oct 11, 2017
    12:00 AM EDT
  • Start Date:
    Nov 1, 2017
    12:00 PM EDT
  • End Date:
    Nov 18, 2017
    12:00 AM EST