Manhattan Film Festival lead the way during Covid-19 and was the first major film festival to be safely hosted back inside a movie theater. During the early days of the pandemic, MFF developed their Made in Manhattan Digital Studio, which was launched to bring independent film productions back to the borough and beyond. The festival will again be hosted at the beloved Cinema Village just steps from Union Square. All selected filmmakers will be honored with a coveted commercial screening and will receive four filmmaker passes. Each pass includes invites to the Press & Industry Preview Party as well as the Awards Ceremony.


MFF is covered by local, national, and international media outlets. Past coverage includes The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Good Morning America, The New York Times, as well as international outlets such as The Sun, BBC, and The Guardian. The festival has been named both “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” and “The Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine.