SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN NOW!  EARLY BIRD DEADLINE APRIL 18, 2021 

YoFiFest 2021 is happening from November 5 to 14, 2021! 

Join us for our 9th Year of celebrating moving pictures, the people who make them and the fans that watch them. From our opening night Red Carpet Reception, through closing night's Audience Choice Awards Ceremony, YoFiFest offers an inclusive film festival atmosphere that welcomes and celebrates early career filmmakers, seasoned industry professionals, and everyone in between. We offer a full schedule of screenings, workshops, panels, networking opportunities and parties that honor and celebrate the independent, artistic spirit from around the world, and right in our own backyard.

Awarded Best of Westchester’s “Best New Film Festival” and “Best Film Geek Event”

Named one of “The 39 Most Notable Events in Westchester” by Westchester Magazine

One of “The Top 10 Hippest Things about Yonkers” according to lohud.com and The Journal News

Movie Maker Magazine says “what stood out at YoFiFest was the organizers’ obvious respect for the people who craft cinema and video.”

Voted one of the Top 100 Film Festivals by FilmFreeway 9 times

Submit your film on FilmFreeway!

• Early Bird discounts and extended deadlines available.

• 100% of YoFiFest2020 films came from FilmFreeway submissions.

• We never pre-program, so all festival screening slots are available.

• Every film submitted is watched in its entirety by multiple screeners.

• All films accepted will qualify for Audience Choice Awards in multiple categories.

• Additional discounts for festival alumni, students, and local filmmakers.