Rules & Terms


– There is no premiere policy 
– Films must be under 26 minutes in length 
– Films can be narrative, documentary or experimental 
– Films must be submitted with an online screener through


Films in competition must supply a.MOV file using the Quicktime video codec and the AAC audio codec.


MFI FILM GROUP LLC retains the right to use images, sounds, and excerpts from the films selected to screen at the 2019 MFI NORTH FORK FILM FESTIVAL for promotional purposes in all media and on the Manhattan Film Institute website and social media outlets.

By submitting your film, you agree to indemnify, defend, release, discharge and hold harmless MFI FILM GROUP LLC, its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, licensees and assigns from any and all claims, liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to any claims based on rights of privacy, rights of publicity, false light, defamation, copyright and/or trademark infringement.