MFI’s North Fork Film Festival is a free arts experience featuring three days of film screenings, workshops, seminars and Q&A’s with renowned film industry professionals. 

2020 North Fork Film Festival



Hello Filmmakers,

After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the physical screenings and seminars for this year’s 2020 MFI North Fork International Film Festival. Needless to say, we are heartbroken.

At present, we all need human connection more than ever, but public health and the well-being of our participants are our highest priorities. While we cannot gather together side by side, it is important to stay connected. To that end, we are in the process of creating a virtual experience for our film festival to take place during the same time in July. More information will be forthcoming.

MFI has always been about resiliency and community. We fiercely believe in the power of our artists and know that together we will continue in our mission of education and creative expression in the art of filmmaking.

Stay safe and be well.

Best Regards

Shannon Goldman
Festival Director

International Short Film Competition

Entries now accepted. 

Previous Judges Include:
Academy award-winning screenwriter Bobby Moresco, Academy award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri, Director Dito Montiel, Producer Rebecca Cammarata and Emmy winning screenwriter Bill Finkelstein.

Rules and Terms Apply.

2019 North Fork Film Festival

International Short Film Competition

2019 Schedule

– International Short Film Competition

– MFI Film Showcase (student films created during MFI’s Gold Program)

– An Evening with Chazz Palminteri performing 10 minutes of A Bronx Tale his iconic original one-man show

– Panel discussions with Emmy Award winning Screenwriter Bill Finkelstein (The Good Fight), Academy Award Winning Filmmaker Chris Wedge (Ice Age) and Emmy Award Winning Actor Joe Pantoliano (Sopranos) .