Welcome to the IFFM

Coolest Indie Short Film Festival Event in Manhattan

International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM), now on it's 13th Milestone Year, is dubbed as the Coolest Indie Film Festival that showcases quality selection of world-class short films that will be screened at several Theater venues in Manhattan New York City, USA.

Our short film programming encompasses all ...

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Events & Dates

International Film Festival Manhattan will be doing Hybrid Live and Online Events happening in person in Manhattan NYC, USA on October 12 - 15, 2023. On October 12, 2023 we will be doing a Special Networking Party with all Filmmaker Participants venue: TBA. Awards Opening Night Ceremony will be on Friday, October ...

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Our Vision

We are visionaries who believe in New York's possibilities, the world's greatest city. We have seen how film, as a powerful medium, can directly impact lives or facilitate change. We also have seen the unique diversity of New York's culture and its people. The city's appreciation for film and ability to make ...
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Awards & Prizes

We will give more than 35 award plaques each year, including:
Best Narrative Feature USA, Best Narrative Feature Global, Best Documentary,
Best Short, Best Music Video, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Actor Short, Best Student Film, The Gerry Balasta Award for Best Advocacy, Most Popular Film ...

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Rules & Terms

1) All films must be not older than year 2012.

2) It is encouraged that films be in English or else, Non-English language films must have English subtitles.

3) IFFM New York will be screening online plus a few screenings with limited live audience this year.

4) IFFM New York, does not require World Premiere, but ...

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IFFM Team and Volunteers


Luis Pedron - Co-Founder, Film Festival Director, Programmer

Luis Pedron is the Founder/Festival Director and Programmer of the International Film Festival Manhattan, New York, USA now on it's 13th Year. He is proud to advocate for Filipino, Asian, Scandinavian and European films and showcase them in New ...

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Jennylyn De Los Santos

Be Unrivaled Productions and Sine Cordillera Thank this community that showcases unrivalled films and ideas of individuals in the form of entertainment. We are thankful to be part of this year's Autumn Festival 2021. We are grateful that the hidden talents of Cordillerans of the Philippines can now be shown in the whole world. Thank You IFFM and to Mr Luis Pedron.