CALL FOR ENTRIES
Submissions are now being accepted for the 11th Annual Big Apple Film Festival.Entry Deadlines:
- Early Bird Deadline: June 30, 2014
- Regular Deadline: August 01, 2014
- Late Entry Deadline: August 15, 2014
- WAB Extended Deadline: September 1, 2014
Online Submission: or or Film Festival LifeBAFF Traditional Printable Submission Form: BAFF submission rules, guidelines, and entry fees
August 12, 2014
BAFF Alumni "Jake Squared" starring Elias Koteas, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jane Seymour, Virginia Madsen, MIke Vogel to be released August 15th in ten U.S. cities and VOD including iTunes, In-Demand, DirecTV, Xbox, Playstation, Google, Amazon and DISH.
July 31, 2014
BAFF alumni, "Maybe Tomorrow", now available on Demand on Verizon Fios
May 15, 2014
BAFF alumni "Pollywogs", now available on Itunes, Amazon and more...
April 1, 2014
BAFF alumni "The Girl on the Train" to be released by Monterey Media
February 28, 2014
BAFF Best Feature Film winner "Life of a King" starring Cuba Gooding Jr. (BAFF Golden Apple Award recipient) now in theaters, DVD and On Demand
February 3, 2014
BAFF Alumni film "American Bomber" now available on DVD and On Demand through Indiepix
January 9, 2014
BAFF alumni doc "Tap or Die", to screen on January 31 at Dance on Camera at LINCOLN CENTER.
January 7, 2014
BAFF award winning doc "Barbershop Punk"(Passion River Films) now available on Itunes.
November 21, 2013
The 10th annual Big Apple Film Festival presented our honorary Golden Apple Award to NYC native Cuba Gooding Jr.
January 6, 2014
BAFF Alumni film "If I Were A Bell" to be the pioneering film on the iconic Wu-Tang Clan's WuTV
December 16, 2013
BAFF Alumni "Indigo Children" to receive limited theatrical release January 17th and is now available on Netflix.
November 26, 2013
10th annual Big Apple Film Festival proudly presented honorary Spirit of New York award to actor Elias Koteas
November 25, 2013
Big Apple Film Festival alumni "The Girl on the Train" to be released in 2014 by Monterey Media
November 21, 2013
10th Annual Big Apple Film Festival presented our honorary Emerging Talent Award to Mike Vogel.
November 11, 2013
10th annual Big Apple Film Festival announces award winners! Recipients include "Life of a King" starring Cuba Gooding Jr.", "The Magic Bracelet" starring James Van Der Beek, JK Simmons, Bailee Madison, written by Diablo Cody and much more ...
October 07, 2013
10th annual Big Apple Film Festival, November 6-10, Tribeca Cinemas, NYC to screen 184 films. Highlight films include LIFE OF A KING starring Cuba Gooding Jr., JAKE SQUARED Starring Elias Koteas, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Virginia Madsen, Jane Seymour and Mike Vogel, ALL THAT I AM, award winner 2013 SXSW Film Festival starring Christopher Abbott(HBO’s Girls), THE MAGIC BRACELET starring James Van Der Beek, JK Simmons and Bailee Madison, and much more …
June 20, 2013
BAFF award winning alumni, "Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship" digitally released by FilmBuff.
May 1, 2013
BAFF Alumni "Circus Maximus", starring Julian McCullugh, Kevin Corrigan and Mario Cantone (BAFF Spirit of New York Award recipient), now available on Netflix
April 3, 2013
BAFF award winning alumni, "The Pill", now available on Netflix
March 18, 2013
BAFF alumni doc, "Uprising", receives glowing reviews from New York Times, LA Times, New York Post and Rotten Tomatoes.
March 18, 2013
BAFF alumni, "Indigo Children", to be distributed by Striped Entertainment.
March 18, 2013
BAFF alumni, "The Hunter" wins the Australian Academy Award for Best Short Animation.
March 18, 2013
BAFF alumni "Defiant Requiem" (2012 BAFF Best Feature Documentary winner), picked up for distribution by Mercury Media, to premiere April 7 on PBS.
Tickets for the 2014 BAFF
Tickets will be available near the start of the 2014 BAFF festival, which will be held November 5 - 9, 2014.
About Big Apple Film Festival
The Big Apple Film Festival, presented by the Big Apple Film Society, takes place annually at the world famous Tribeca Cinemas in the heart of the greatest city in the world.
The BAFF, named one of MovieMaker Magazine's top "25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee" and "One of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals", is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world. Additionally, the festival is proud to honor a variety of New York City based filmmakers, writers, actors and artists who have played an influential role in the growth of independent filmmaking in the Big Apple. Each year BAFF presents awards in a variety of categories including Best Feature Film, Short Film, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, NYC Cityscape Award, Student Film Award, Golden Apple Award, and NY Emerging Talent Award.
Notable honorary guests and award recipients have included: Cuba Gooding Jr., Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Spurlock, Alan Cumming, Kevin Corrigan, Haley Joel Osment, Mario Cantone, Ernie Hudson, Elias Koteas, and more...
Notable alumni films include: "Life of a King" starring Cuba Gooding Jr, "Jake Squared" starring Elias Koteas, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Virginia Madsen, Jane Seymour, Mike Vogel, "Breaking Upwards"(IFC Films), "Against the Current" (IFC Films), "Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags"(HBO Documentary Films), "Harvest"(Showtime Network), "Love, Ludlow" (Warner Home Video, Starz Network, Sundance Channel), and many more...
In order to bring the most elite talent to the silver screen, BAFF is proud to partners with a variety of independent film organizations including IFP and MovieMaker Magazine.
2013 Big Apple Film Festival Video
Check out some highlights from 2013, where you can see how everything was done, and watch independent film directors, producers, actors and many more, talk about their projects.
"A great New York vibe. You feel the creativity here" - Academy Award winner and Golden Apple Award recipient Cuba Gooding Jr.
"The Big Apple Film Festival plays the films that you hope people will get to see but worry that they won't be able to -- specifically, the ones I have been in." - Academy Award nominee and NY Emerging Talent Award recipient Jesse Eisenberg
"The Big Apple Film Festival is what a film festival should be: Bravo Big Apple!" - Emmy nominee and Golden Apple Award recipient Alan Cumming
"Thanks Big Apple, for helping me introduce 'Kevin' to the world." - director Jay Duplass
"New York City is still the hub of independent film. It's still where the independent spirit lives." - Academy Award nominated director and BAFF Golden Apple Award recipient Morgan Spurlock