NYU FIRST RUN FESTIVAL SPRING 2023
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 24!

Registration is open for Spring First Run Festival!

Mark these dates for the upcoming Festival and apply with your advanced level projects!

Application Deadline:   extended to January 24, 2023
Festival Dates:   March 24 -26, 2023
King Awards:   March 28, 2023

Cash prizes totaling $50,000!

$10,000 First Prize King Award
$7,500 Second Prize King Award
$5,000 Third Prize King Award
And more...

UGFTV requirements are as follows:

  • Advanced Animation maximum length 10 minutes
  • Advanced Production maximum length 20 minutes
  • Advanced Documentary maximum length 20 minutes
  • Advanced Experimental maximum length 15 minutes
  • Narrative Workshop maximum length 15 minutes
  • Intermediate level films are not eligible for First Run, they can participate in New Visions and Voices Festival next fall.

Grad Film equirements are as follows:

  • 2nd Year Film maximum length 12 minutes
  • 3rd Year Collaboration maximum length 12 minutes
  • Thesis maximum length 20 minutes

Register your film now for the upcoming festival! Details about judging screeners and festival screeners will follow after application deadline.

First Run Fall Festival: March 24-26, 2023

NYU’s First Run Festival is the longest continuously running film festival in New York City. This annual festival culminates with the King Awards Ceremony. 

Any questions or concerns? Please email jm8@nyu.edu at any time.

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