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Annual Newark International Film Festival

The Newark International Film Festival is a 5-day festival that showcases the innovation and breadth of the film industry. Located 15 minutes from New York, Newark IFF maximizes exposure for your film, screenplay, or series by drawing film and entertainment leaders from both NYC and LA.

Events Include:
  • Screenings at a number of cultural anchor institutions and outdoor screenings;
  • Stunt exhibitions;
  • Pitch opportunities and auditions for TV and film; —Celebrity Panels
  • Acting, directing, producing and crowd funding workshops, and much more.

The festival provides a number of engaging experiences for attendees such as pop-up concerts from hip-hop to jazz, house to gospel, and more, as well as televised awards and entertainment showcase and a film scavenger hunt.

The NIFF is the first international film festival hosted in Newark. A main feature of the NIFF is the Hannibal Goodwin Award for Innovation in Filmmaking in homage to Hannibal Goodwin, the Episcopal priest who invented celluloid film in 1887 in Newark, NJ.

NewarkIFF Year 7

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A NEW WAY OF INDEPENDENCE.

Festival-goers will be able to stream all festival content on their new partner platform VAULT. There will be panels, workshops, and interviews that you won’t want to miss! Your safety is their first priority and your enjoyment is their goal.

REVISIT FOR 2023 INFORMATION

Also Check Out

Free Slave – NIFF

Zahra and the Oil Man – NIFF

Catch  A Girl - NIFF