2024 Chelsea Film Festival 12th Edition

• Entries must be New York City premieres and have been completed in 2023 or 2024. Films shown in other festivals (in-person or online) or public screenings in New York are not eligible for consideration. Contact us directly at if your film is a WORLD PREMIERE.

• Films must be from emerging filmmakers (First timer/Second timers. This rule only applies for Feature-length Films. If you have directed more than 2 short films, you are eligible).

• Work can only be submitted via streaming video on FilmFreeway.

• Exhibition Format authorized: DCP only.

• Feature-length Films and Documentaries must not exceed 90 minutes.

• Short Films must be under 20 minutes maximum.

• TV Series must be under 40 minutes maximum.

• Films must not have been released on any online platforms or online film festivals prior to the Chelsea Film Festival (i.e. Oline Film Festivals, Amazon, iTunes, Vimeo, YouTube, etc.)

• Films in any language other than English must be subtitled in English.

• Theme: Global Issues

• Use hashtag #CFFNY2024 on social media once project is submitted.

• Submissions are not refundable.

Force Majeur Clause: Due to Covid-19 pandemic and unforeseen outcome, the Chelsea Film Festival reserves the right to postpone or move the event to a digital platform if necessary.

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