Cast of Orange is the New Black


We are primarily interested in: Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Films, Episodics, and Virtual/360 Cinematic.


We accept projects on a rolling basis, with a maximum of 5-10 projects per cycle. Participants need to commit to the program a minimum of three (3) months. Once the three (3) months are over, the agreement can be reviewed (at the discretion of NYFL). Once we get to maximum capacity, the application process closes until we have an opening(s) available. You can keep up to date on openings via Twitter #nyflincubator where we announce openings first or sign up for our newsletter.


Submit your application (must be completed in it's entirety). Within 72 hrs after submission you will receive an email confirming completion of your application (if you do not receive an email by then (NOT BEFORE!), please email us at to confirm). We will review your application and all applicants will receive a status email no later than Friday, January 12th. If accepted, your email will contain dates, times and other instructions so be sure to add our email address to your contact book so you don't miss any important updates sent regarding your application.


We will accept trailers or finished products. Please do not send more than one project to consider. Submit ONLY that which you wish us to consider for your application. If you are submitting an episodic, please submit the most recent episodes (up to first three (3) episodes).

All content must be via secure url link ((i.e. your own website, Vimeo, etc.) Please test your link BEFORE you send.  Please be sure to send a password if viewing requires it. If your project is not English Language, it must have English Language Subtitles (no exceptions). We are not responsible for confirming any festival rules so if your film/show is playing currently in a festival, please review their rules regarding incubators, accelerators or other relevant rules. 


We provide our participants with top shelf mentoring, creative advice & feedback as well as business consultation from NYFL Advisors and invited industry leaders and innovators. Our participants will participate in our invite-only industry pitch night featuring invited speakers, distribution platforms, and other entities interested in acquiring/representing content (finance, agencies, brands, festivals, and organizations). In addition, the participants will also receive an array of discounted goods and services, access to a media coworking space* equipped with a full stage/green screen, meetings with top industry innovators and execs, and the ability to distribute globally: 


We provide flexible incubator options for all levels of content creators:

Story Lab: $99 p/month

This option is perfect for novice to 2 yrs. Best for those seeking to build their network, educate themselves on the business of film/tv/vr, meet fellow filmmakers and potentially distribute content.

Tuition covers the following:
•    Programming
•    Speakers
•    Travel to Meetings (MTA Metrocard) during the program  ($116 Value Monthly)
•    Event Space
•    Weekly catered events and activities
•    Materials and stationary
•    Facilitation
•    Global Film Distribution Access
•    Mentoring Sessions
•    Significant Discounts on goods, industry services, equipment and events.

Story Lab Plus (includes a Monthly Shared Coworking Desk): $400 p/month

If you need a reliable space to create and meet, this level gives you a shared desk so you can have a quiet space to create, a place to be around other film & media folk, and the ability to rent a full production stage, cameras or use a green room. This is for the media/film creator that has some steady commercial clients or someone that needs to have a convenient coworking space for film!

This includes everything* in the above package, plus:
•    Click Labs membership (includes a shared desk/conference room/production stage)
•    Creative & Business Advice
•    Social Media & Marketing
•    Global Film Distribution Access
•    Complimentary invites to all Click Labs events

* does not include Metrocard

Story Lab Premier (By Inquiry Only)

This is for getting your feature film done right! We work with you to ensure that your production is done on time and on budget in a streamlined and efficient manner to ensure a successful film production, each and every time.

This includes everything in the above package, plus:
•    Script Treatment
•    Script Coverage
•    Detailed Business Plan
•    Detailed Analytics
•    Online Look Book
•    LLC Structure
•    PPM & Sub Docs
•    Detailed Legal Counseling
•    General Counseling
•    Producer/Director/Talent/Casting
•    Financing LOI
•    Distribution LOI & MG