NYWIFT Online 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. Today, NYWIFT’s diverse membership is now nearly 2,500 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.

NYWIFT has partnered with Go Indie TV to showcase the work of our talented membership through our second annual online film festival. Members are invited to submit their short films, TV pilots and webisodes to the NYWIFT Online Shorts Festival, which will run on www.goindietv.nethttps://goindietv.vids.io/ and the ROKU NYWIFT Online Shorts Festival channel (requires Roku Device to view) for public viewing December 15, 2018 until February 1, 2019.

Submissions are due November 19th.

Join us in celebrating our dynamic community of Women Calling the Shots!


Rules & Terms:

The deadline to submit your project is Monday, November 19th at 11:00 PM EST.

Projects must be under 40 minutes long.

We will not accept projects completed prior to 2014.

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. Learn about our current Fall Membership Drive discounts here!)

In order to submit your film, you will need to download the NYWIFT 2018 WeTransfer Form here.

When you complete the Entry Form and submit your project through http://goindietv.wetransfer.com to cami@goindie.tv and membership@nywift.org the entry form, requested materials and video content will be reviewed by the appropriate parties.  You will receive a confirmation email that your project was submitted successfully from Go Indie TV. Go Indie TV 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. Name
  2. Contact information
  3. Title
  4. Logline
  5. Running Time
  6. Year Completed
  7. Genre
  8. Name of NYWIFT member involved and her role in the production
  9. Director’s name (if different from the NYWIFT member)
  10. Credits
  11. Film description (50 words or less – Go Indie TV may need to revise if too long)
  12. Don’t forget to upload the film itself!
  13. Optional but recommended:  3 Stills

Download the Entry Form

Submit Your Film

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 http://goindietv.wetransfer.com to cami@goindie.tv & membership@nywift.org.

We will not accept projects after the stated deadline of Monday, November 19th at 11:00 PM EST.

You will be notified by December 3rd, 2018 by 11:00 PM EST if your film has been included and you will receive online promotional materials and link to promote the Festival Channel where the projects will air. Over the next 2-4 weeks & we ask that you work hard in promoting. 

The festival will be available for the public to view on the NYWIFT 2nd Annual Online Shorts Festival Roku Channel starting December 15,2018 until February 1, 2019. 

If you are having trouble submitting your project, please contact Cami Ciotta COO Go Indie TV at cami@goindie.tv. Or at 765-860-7908. Please do not contact the NYWIFT office directly for technical support.

We look forward to seeing your work!