Nitehawk Cinema: 5th Annual Shorts Festival

Nitehawk Cinema 5th Annual Nitehawk Shorts Festival Details

Overview Nitehawk Shorts Festival

Nitehawk Cinema has announced it’s 5th Annual Nitehawk Shorts Festival. If you have made a short film and aspired to have it seen, submit it and enter the competition. The submission schedule is as follows:

  • Early bird deadline – May 7, 2017
  • Regular deadline – June 25, 2017
  • Late deadline – July 30, 2017

Filmmakers will be notified on August 28, 2017.

The festival will be held November 7 – 12, 2017.

For more information and to submit, visit the Nitehawk Shorts Festival official site.

Since 2013 the Nitehawk Shorts Festival has stuck true to it’s mission to bring the spotlight to aspiring artists and filmmakers. The festival has returned tremendous results.

Awards and Prizes

Post-production sound services from HEARD CITY
Post-production coloring services from NICE SHOES

Gift certificate from B&H
Pro-Account from VIMEO

Equipment donation from PANAVISON

Awarded to the 2017 Nitehawk Shorts Festival submission that best shines a light on a timely political, social or cultural issue resonating around the world, the winner will be selected by a small panel of HuffPost Arts & Culture writers and editors. The winner will be profiled in a Huffington Post Arts & Culture feature, and will have the opportunity to screen their film at our New York City headquarters.

Pro-Accounts from VIMEO (eligible during Opening Nite, Midnite, Music Driven, Matinee One and Matinee Two).


The 5th edition of the Nitehawk Shorts Festival features six days of screenings, special events and parties that will highlight and support a diverse range of voices in short films.

The Festival includes main slate programs (Opening Nite and weekend Matinees), specialty art and music programs (Art Seen and Music Driven), and the popular horror program (Midnite).

There is an also an opening night celebration and Filmmakers’ Gathering in our Lo-Res Bar. This year will also include filmmaker workshops and hosted artist talks. Programs consist of short films in all forms (animation, documentary, narrative, non-narrative, artist films, music videos, genre) by local, national, and international filmmakers.

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