Seasoned professionals and fresh-faced talents alike are welcome to contribute their works to this unforgettable week-long event -- and a host of networking events and panels are on-hand to encourage dialogue and relationships that traditionally extend well beyond the festival itself. It's little wonder that MovieMaker Magazine recently named SIFFNYC on its list, "Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee." Last year, SIFFNYC screened films from more countries than ever before, and the festival shows no signs of slowing down in 2014.
Over the past three years, SIFFNYC has drawn remarkable support from celebrities and accomplished filmmakers alike. Emmy-winners Armand Assante (Gotti), Michael Emerson (Lost), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos), Carrie Preston (The Good Wife), Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer (The Help), Oscar-nominee Danny Aiello (Moonstruck), Luis Guzmán (Boogie Nights), Frank Vincent (Goodfellas), as well as directors Michael Rymer (Queen of the Damned) and Uwe Boll (Rampage) to name a few, have all stopped in to support and participate, helping to grow the scope and prestige of this fun-filled, audience-fueled event.
November 7, 2013 - Late Deadline
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
SFIFFNYC aims to exhibit the best films from the around the world and create a safe haven for filmmakers and cineastes to share ideas and learn from each other.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Winners of last year's SIFFNYC hailed from a diverse array of countries -- including Sweden, the Philippines, and the United States -- and tackled a variety of stories and subjects. From a story of parents grieving at their son's deathbed (En Hemlighet) to a crime drama fueled by four meth addicts (Junction) to a stop-motion animated comedy investigating the ability of humans and animals to peaceably co-exist in New York City (Concrete Jungle), SIFFNYC is truly a melting pot of stories, cultures, and perspectives designed to enlighten and inspire.