Manhattan Film Festival


The Manhattan Film Festival is dedicated to developing and discovering new ways to help filmmakers pursue a career out of filmmaking. In the process we introduce filmmakers and their work to new and expanding audiences. The festival was founded by independent filmmakers who learned first hand how hard it is to find an independent film an audience. MFF was recently named among “The Coolest Film Festivals in the World″ as well as “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry” by MovieMaker Magazine.

Since our inception we have launched unique and creative programs aimed to help filmmakers succeed. One of these is our widely popular Filmmaker Revenue Sharing Program. More recently we launched “Pitch to the Pros.”The festival is covered by local, national, and international media including television, newspaper, magazine, and web outlets including the New York Times, Good Morning America, Good Day New York, and Vogue.



In 2014 MFF opening night featured the New York premiere of “David & Me.” The film won the Best Feature Documentary award but went on to do something much bigger. To see what the power of film can do just watch the video below. It is beyond inspiring.