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Announcing our Albany Film Festival Short Film Contest

We’re beginning to gather submissions for our Albany Film Festival (Saturday, April 2 at UAlbany) Short Film Contest.


Take a look at last year’s Best Overall Short Film winner. And then read the submission guidelines for this year’s contest.




Please feel free to share with your filmmaking friends!


NYS WRITERS INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES SHORT FILM CONTEST FOR 2ND ANNUAL ALBANY FILM FESTIVAL


Albany, NY – Filmmakers are invited to submit short films for a juried competition in conjunction with the NYS Writers Institute’s 2nd Annual Albany Film Festival, a special event exploring the intersection of writing and film to be presented Saturday, April 2, at the University at Albany.


Awards and monetary prizes will be given out for the following categories:

Best Overall Short Film--$500

Best Overall Student Short Film--$300

Best Comedic Short Film--$150

Best Dramatic Short Film--$150

Best Experimental Short Film--$150

Best Documentary Short Film--$150


Short film submissions must have a connection to New York State, defined as 1) film shot primarily or significantly on location in New York and/or 2) a film where one or more of the film’s principal/creative personnel is one of the following: a) born in New York, b) a current or former New York resident for one or more years, or c) an alumnus or current student at a school located in New York.

For the Student Short Film category, the submission must be from a student in New York State.


Entries must be original works and submitted films should have been completed on or after January 1, 2020.


The deadline for submissions is March 1. Winners will be notified on March 15 and invited to the Saturday, April 2, Albany Film Festival.

For more details, visit https://filmfreeway.com/AlbanyFilmFestival