Festivals & Awards
Festivals & Showcases
The Black Family Feature Film Prize
The Black Family Foundation has created a production fund of grants to be awarded annually to students whose film projects exemplify innovation in story, style and tone. The Foundation’s goal is to push the conversation of filmmaking forward and reward those filmmakers who can prove they have the vision and ability to do so.Read More.
First Run Film Festival
Each Spring, the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television proudly presents the First Run Festival to showcase over 100 advanced projects in film, video, and animation. In its 73 year history, it has premiered the work of many NYU filmmakers, including Oliver Stone, Jim Jarmusch and Spike Lee.Read More.
Second Year Showcase
Students in their second year of Graduate Film present their projects in a marathon screening event over the course of two days.Read More.
Inspired by the Hollywood Black List, NYU Grad Film presents The Purple List: the top production ready feature screenplays written by students or recent alums of the Grad Film Program.Read More.
CARY FUKUNAGA PRODUCTION Fund
The Cary Fukunaga Production Fund is a $20,000 fund given to a Grad Film thesis student whose proposed project demonstrates a deep and abiding commitment to filmmaking featuring Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) stories and/or voices.Read More.
THE SLOAN WRITING & PRODUCTION AWARDS FOR CURRENT STUDENTS
This Sloan award is designed to assist writers and filmmakers in the creation of entertaining films about science and technology. This award encourages undergraduate and graduate students in the Film and Television or Dramatic Writing to portray intellectually engaging, entertaining images of scientists and their work.Read More.
THE SLOAN FEATURE FILM AWARD FOR STUDENTS & ALUMNI
The Feature Film Award encourages Film & Television alumni and eligible students to produce feature-length narrative films that portray intellectually engaging, entertaining images and more realistic and accurate stories about science and technology to challenge existing stereotypes about scientists and engineers in the popular imagination.Read More.
the Volker Bahnemann Award for Outstanding Cinematography
The Volker Bahnemann Award for Outstanding Cinematography was established in 2010 to honor Bahneman’s 48 years at ARRI; he served 32 years as CEO and President of ARRI Inc. and ARRI CSC. Mr. Bahnemann was responsible for the initiation, development and refinement of many significant filmmaking technologies such as the ARRI ALEXA, ALEXA MINI, ARRIFLEX 35III, ARRIFLEX 765, ARRIFLEX 435 AND ARRIFLEX 235 camera, as well as ARRI/Zeiss High Speed and Variable Prime lenses.Read More.
Jeff Lima Production Award
The Jeff Lima Production Award is a $10,000 award given to a Grad Film thesis student or recent alum to shoot a short film project that advances the Latinx presence on screen.Read More.
Student Run Festivals
FUSION FILM FESTIVAL
The Fusion Film Festival is New York University’s premiere film and television festival dedicated to celebrating women in film, television, and new media from student to icon. Fusion was founded in 2003 at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with the mission of encouraging, promoting, and inspiring women filmmakers and the collaboration between the sexes. Every spring, Fusion mounts a multi-day film festival with multiple screenings, industry panels, pitch meetings, master-classes, retrospectives, and student showcases.Read More.