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Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema, Queens, New York's premiere independent film festival is now accepting film submissions of all length and genres for this summers film festival!

To celebrate our sponsorship from #SAGAFTRA, we're offering 20% off our submissions! Use code SAGAFTRAKGFC20 when submitting on FilmFreeway.com or Withoutabox.com www.kewgardensfestivalofcinema.com

Now in it's second year, Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema showcases the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. The Fest celebrates the outstanding work of emerging filmmakers in all genres from around the world, with an emphasis on highlighting underrepresented artists. Works of all lengths and genres are considered for Festival screening, including narrative Fiction, Documentary, Web Series, Music Videos, Animation and Horror.

We award over $25,000 in Prizes and Distribution Opportunities!
Animated - Horror - Music Video - Documentary Drama - Comedy - Shorts - Features - Web Series - Experimental

Emerging filmmakers with low budgets and no connections are so often ignored in favor of the standard big budget generic action films. Exciting low-budget films are created all over the world; we need the opportunity to see them! In 2017, the festival helped four films land distribution deals!

The 2nd Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema runs from August 3rd - 12th, 2018. The Film Festival includes awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels and super-fun parties at venues throughout Queens. The event concludes on August 12th with an amazing awards dinner gala ceremony atop the world famous Terrace on the Park - built for The Worlds Fair in 1964. Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is honored to partner with a variety of local and international sponsors, including Yelp, Big CIty Graphics, Seed & Spark, SAG-AFTRA, Soundview Media Partners and IndiePix Films. Among our $25k+ in awesome prizes, winners of the Best Feature, Best Short and Audience Choice for both Feature and Short categories will receive a an opt-in distribution offer as well as an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.

All submission receive a one-year digital subscription to Videomaker Magazine, a leading subscription service that focuses on guiding independent filmmakers with online tutorials and publications (a $20 value). Another new sponsor, Big City Graphics will be offering amazing discounts on printing services to filmmakers.

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization founded in 2016. We believe everyone deserves a fair shot at getting their voice heard and we guarantee every film is watched in it's entirety by the festival programmers. Our diverse judging panel is made up of top industry professionals which promise a bias-free review

You can find Kew GARDENS FESTIVAL OF CINEMA listed on both FilmFreeway.com and Withoutabox.com, or you can check out our website - www.KewGardensFestivalofCinema.org