Submissions are now closed! Stay tuned for full schedule and tickets on sale May 2019.
2019 Festival Deadlines & Submission Fees:
Earlybird Deadline: October 1st, 2018
Features: $35 fee
Shorts & Music Videos: $25 fee
Regular Deadline: December 1st, 2018
Features: $45 fee
Shorts & Music Videos: $30 fee
Late Deadline: January 1st, 2019
Features: $55 fee
Shorts & Music Videos: $35 fee
Extended Deadline: February 1st, 2019
Features: $65 fee
Shorts & Music Videos: $50 fee
Last Minute Deadline: March 15, 2019 (FilmFreeway Only)
Features: $75 fee
Shorts & Music Videos: $60 fee
We accept Feature Films, Short Films, Web Series*, and Music Videos of all lengths in all genres from all over the world!
*Please submit all Web Series under the Shorts category. Any questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Filmmakers who have submitted will have their films viewed and selected by our Programming Committee.
The selected films will screen in Manhattan’s Lower East Side at a variety of unique locations summer 2019, and will be viewed and adjudicated by our esteemed panel of Judges. (Stay tuned for 2019 Judge and venue announcements). Filmmakers are invited to attend all screenings, festival parties, award ceremonies, and to participate in the general hoopla of LESFF 2019.
Prizes will be given to the winners of the following categories:
Best Feature Film
Best Live Action Short Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Music Video
The LESFF Audience Award
The LESFF Neighborhood Award
Best of Fest – The L.E.S. Prix D’Or