Submissions open for the 2018 International Filmmaker Festival of New York (IFFNY)

Submissions are now open for the 2018 International Filmmaker Festival of New York. Celebrating its seventh year the festival connects the American audience to filmmakers of different genres, and forms across the world. The IFFNY festival takes place in Manhattan from 25-29 May 2018. 

The International Filmmaker Festival of New York is one of the leading platforms of international cinema, dedicated to artists who embody diversity, innovation and creativity.

The International Filmmaker Festival of New York is a global industry event held annually in the world’s most iconic center of arts, New York City. Each year, the IFFNY festival brings to New York world premieres of films from around the globe, and gives the American audience unique opportunities to discover international cinema.

IFFNY began in 2012 as AFW (Albanian Film Week) and has grown each year, becoming one of the most respected festivals in New York for its commitment to advancing the film culture. Its popularity and success is due to the hard work and enthusiasm of the festival organizer Mrika Krasniqi, who is passionate about arts.  Director Mrika Krasniqi is the winner of “Woman of the Year” by US Congress, “Best Human Artist” by the European Community of Jewish Artists in Paris, France, and is named “Ambassador for Peace” by the Universal Peace Federation.


Beqir Sina Photography

The mission of IFFNY Festival is to promote and aid the development of the international cinema and film authors. Our goal is to act as the main meeting point where international cinema converges in a spirit of cooperation and cultural exchange through the presentation of the finest and most recent achievements in world cinema.

Featuring a rich program, each year IFFNY presents Red Carpet screenings of feature, short and documentary films, followed by Q&A, workshops, reception with artists and organizers, VIP after-party and Award Night Gala.


Early bird Deadline: January 31st, 2018

Regular Deadline: March 10th, 2018

Late Deadline: April 10th, 2018

Notification Date: April 16, 2018

Event Date: May 25-29 2018


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