Congrats! You've been accepted to The 2018 Lower East Film Festival, June 7th - 13th in NYC!

We're excited to have you. You'll be working with Technical producer, Benjamin Garst and Filmmaker Liason, Kelly Rockwell.


Your Film!
For short films, we need:

  • (1) DCP File. 
  • (1) Online Screener for our judges to view your film

For feature films, we need:

  • (1) DCP File
  • (2) Blu-Rays
  • (1) Online Screener for our judges to view your film

Send Content To (*or Swing By):
The Lower East Side Film Festival
181 North 11th Street | Suite #401
BK, NY 11211

*To arrange a time to drop of your DCP please coordinate with Benjamin Garst at


Don't have a DCP? Don't fret!

The Lower East Side Film can facilitate your DCP needs. Whether you're screening a short, or a feature, we will put a high-quality DCP in your hands for your LESFF screening and beyond. Contact for a quote.

Your Support!
Let's pack the house! Help us promote the film. As soon as we announce the line-up (Mid-May) we'd love your help across social media platforms to promote the screening! Follow us below and we can spread the word together!

A note on distribution:
We'll be inviting people from a number of distribution outlets. We'd love to see your film catch the eye of one of them! The best way to make these connections is to be in attendance at Your Screening, The Filmmaker Reception, and The Parties!  Please follow up with Kelly, at to coordinate being at any and all events! (Space is limited so the sooner the better! We can't guarantee entrance if we fill up!)

Thanks for being part of the festival! The full schedule will be announced shortly.

Filmmaker Acceptance Form

Please Fill This Form Out By May 18th, 2018

Contact Info
Name *
Phone *
Film Info
Let's aim for 300 words or less
Premiere Status *
This screening will be our...
Will you be in attendance? *
The Festival takes place in NYC's Lower East Side June 7th-13th, 2016. Full schedule will be announced mid-May, but if you think you can make it during the 7 day run of the fest, let us know!
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Please make your trailer embeddable if possible!
Instagram, YouTube, IMDB, Website, etc.
i.e. Dropbox link
Please provide a high-res still.
Terms & Conditions
I agree to the terms & conditions of the 2018 Lower East Side Film Festival *
I. Certification of Film Entrant: A. I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree as follows: B. I have read, understand and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements; C. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true; D. The Feature, Short, Documentary, or Other Media I am submitting as my entry is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation; E. I am duly authorized to submit this Production to the Festival; F. I hold The LES Film Festival harmless from any damage to the print(s) or tape(s) or media en route or otherwise during the course of the Festival; G. I hold the LES Film Festival harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry; H. I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the Production; I. I give permission for the LES Film Festival to use excerpts of up to three minutes of the Production for promotional purposes; J. I give permission for the LES Film Festival to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the Production for promotional purposes; K. I give permission for the LES Film Festival to screen the Production at the LES Film Festival events as well as at ancillary Festival presentations, programs, and/or events; L. I own or have authorization to all necessary copyrights and licenses; (If requested) will be able to provide model/actor release verification if requested; will be able to provide music, product and other copyright licensing verification if requested. As the Submitter/Producer, I agree to take on all copyright liability in regard to submitted film. M. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into LES Film Festival or other LES Film Festival Events. II. DISTRIBUTION A. If submitted film is screened and receives distribution within 6 months of LES screening date, The Lower East Side Film Festival will be mentioned in a press release announcing the film's distribution. Please note: Please note that venue and time of Screening of your film is up to the sole discretion of LESFF Festival Directors