Manhattan Film Festival

About Us

MFF was founded by independent filmmakers that learned first-hand how hard it is to find an independent film an audience. For more than a decade we have worked to program a diverse film lineup that features student, emerging, and established filmmakers. The festival is covered by local, national, and international media outlets including The New York Times, Good Morning America, Variety, and many more. We have received numerous awards and have helped launch, sustain, and revive the careers of countless filmmakers. Each year MFF honors three filmmakers with a Film Heals Award. This award recognizes filmmakers that use the power of film to promote peace, justice, equality, and humanity. We have worked with some of the world’s best non-profit organizations including The Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation.