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The Big Apple Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world. Additionally, the festival is proud to honor a filmmakers and writers, through festival screenings and screenplay contests, who have played an influential role in the growth of independent filmmaking. BAFF presents awards in a various categories in filmmaking and screenwriting.

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MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE "25 Coolest Fests in the World"


Become an Industry  Network Member!

Member Benefits:

  • Unlimited access to year round virtual industry networking and mentorship sessions with various industry professionals, including filmmakers, writers, producers, development executives, studio professionals, agents, managers and distributors

  • Special discount on virtual small group pitching and networking sessions with industry professionals

  • Complimentary admission to all members only networking events (virtual and in person)

  • Special discount on festival submission fees

  • Complimentary tickets to all Big Apple Film Festival screenings 

  • Non-Members are still welcome to sign up for year round virtual industry networking and mentorship sessions and small group virtual pitch sessions at the regular price per session.

To sign up and begin receiving membership benefits, visit the membership page. 

Click below to check out our upcoming virtual networking events!



We look forward to hearing from you!

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