New York Film Loft hosts SYFI NEW YORK a one of a kind event where webisodic series producers can submit their sizzle reels and trailers to an audience of film/tv professionals and distributors.

Rules & Terms

Do I need to live in New York to submit my work?
No, you do not need to live in NY to submit, however one representative must be present at the event*.

When does registration open and end?
Submissions will be open from October 14th to April 15th 2017.

When and where is the event held?
The event is held each year in spring in Manhattan. It is followed by an after-party at a nearby location. Both events are invitation-only.

How much do submissions cost?
It is $25 (Early Bird), $35 (Regular) and $55 (Late)

What type of projects are eligible to submit for consideration?
Only SCI-FI, HORROR, ANIME/ANIMATION, and FANTASY based Webisodic series.

How do I apply?

  • A bio or multiple bios if you are submitting as a team
  • A link to a work sample (trailer, teaser, short film, web series)
  • A summary of the project you submitting along with cast & crew info (500 words or less)

Why should I submit my project to this? What do I receive if selected?
We understand first hand how difficult it can be to get your project in the right hands and get a break. Our aim is to help content creators have their voices heard and their work be seen by industry professionals who can help you with your endeavor. Each of the selected 10 participants will take home extremely invaluable feedback from some of the most experienced people in the industry as well as the opportunity to be in the room with some of the biggest and best names in tv/film/digital. This will be given to you following the event. There will also be the opportunity to have your project greenlit and/or distributed.

Invitees to this event include representatives from Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, A+E/FYI, NBC,BidSlate, Sony, Fox, etc.

How many projects will be selected?
Only 10 projects will be selected to be showcased.

What happens if I get selected for SYFI New York?
Congratulations! You will be contacted by a member of our team to let you know what happens next.

Do you assist with hotel, air or travel expenses?
No. That is solely the responsibility of the filmmaker.

Do students get special submission pricing?
Yes. However, you MUST be currently attending (or be enrolled to attend as of the day of the event) an accredited college or university, or one of the film/tv schools /programs on our accepted list (for more info, please contact us for details.). We reserve the right to ask for photocopy of your current transcripts and/or college id.