First Run Festival 2022

Registration is now OPEN for First Run Festival

FALL 2022 FIRST RUN FESTIVAL is OCTOBER 20-23, 2022
Register now through July 29 to compete for $50,000 in cash awards!
Cash prizes totaling $50,000! 

Each department will award the following:

$10,000 first prize King Award
$7,500 second prize King Award
$5,000 third prize King Award
and more…

Eligibility:

UGFTV student projects made in advanced level production classes including Advanced Animation, Advanced Production, Advanced Documentary, Advanced Experimental and Narrative Workshop are eligible.

Graduate Film projects including Second Year films, 3rd Year Collaborations and Thesis films are eligible.

Students must be a major in UGFTV or Grad Film departments to participate.

Each film can only be submitted once to First Run Festival. Students who submit for First Run 2022 may not reapply with the same film for First Run 2023.  If your film is not ready this summer for the fall application deadline, you will have an opportunity to register again in December.

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

NYU’s First Run Festival is the longest continuously running film festival in New York City. This annual festival culminates with the Wasserman Awards Ceremony featuring the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation Awards. 

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