As iFF laughter can't push boundaries

Submissions for our Spring, 2018 festival will soon be open!

As iFF Spring celebrates renewal of hope, joy, humor, general good will and well being…a break we could all use now. We are seeking submissions—perhaps escapist, possibly absurd, skewing to humor or dark humor.

Entries will be chosen by an esteemed panel of jury members and screened in a one-night-only event.

  1. November 15, 2017
    Opening Date
  2. December 15, 2017
    Earlybird Deadline
  3. March 1, 2018
    Regular Deadline

Audience Awards

  • Best Festival Film

Jury Awards

  • Best Director
  • Best Cinematographer
  • Best Editor
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Sound/Score
  • Best Actor (male)
  • Best Actor (female)

**Best narrative, animated, documentary, & student film will be awarded based on selections


a) Upload an official poster, synopsis and vimeo link of your film to FilmFreeway for our screening/judging purposes. Vimeo link must have download turned on for those that are chosen. Selected films will be sent screening requirements.

b) All films must be in English or have English subtitles.

c) All films must be completed movies. We do not accept rough cuts.

d) All films should have been made in the year 2017.

e) Films submitted can be as short as one minute, but should not exceed 30 minutes in length (including opening and closing credits).

f) Films that have had a public screening (other than film festivals) or appear online on Youtube, Vimeo, etc for public viewing are not acceptable.

g) After the film has been chosen as an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified and the film will be listed on the festivals website.

h) Local filmmakers are invited to Irvington for the screening if they wish to attend, but it is not necessary in order to be chosen. We want to share your work with our audiences; having the filmmaker is an extra perk.

i) All entry fees are non-refundable.


Please read all rules and guidelines before submitting your project.

1) As iFF is hereby granted the rights to use an excerpt from submitted films for promotional purposes as well as screen the film at our festival. The individual submitting the film attests to the fact they have authority and rights to submit this film.

2) You agree to hold harmless All Shorts Irvington Film Festival, Irvington Town Hall Theater, and the Village of Irvington front and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and cost of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright,trademark, credits, or publicity.

3) We reserve the right to refuse entries.