Chain NYC Film Festival



The 3rd Annual Chain NYC Film Festival will take place at the Chain Theatre in Long Island City, Queens in August 2015.  The Chain Theatre is easily accessible by subway or car in one of the most up and coming communities in the five boroughs. Located 10 minutes from midtown Manhattan by Subway you can take the 7, E, G, or M and arrive at our doorstep. Come and celebrate the summer in New York in a community full of great restaurants, exciting events, and great people.


Variations Theatre Group






Variations Theatre Group is the Resident Company of the Chain Theatre and serve as the organizers of the festival. After much success with developing new work in for the stage in their annual Harvest Festivals, Unchained Theatre Festival, and Minor Variations Playwrighting Lab; VTG is thrilled to be encouraging the development of art in the film medium.

Submission Categories:

  • Narrative Feature: Fiction in any genre, over 40 minutes long
  • Documentary Feature: Non-fiction in any genre, over 40 minutes long
  • Narrative Short: Fiction in any genre, under 40 minutes long
  • Documentary Short: Non-fiction in any genre, under 40 minutes long
  • Narrative Super Short: Fiction in any genre, 5 minutes or under
  • Documentary Super Short: Non-Fiction in any genre, 5 Minutes or under
  • Web Series

International films are encouraged to submit.  All films will be screened with English subtitles

If selected your film will be eligible for the following awards:

  • Best Narrative Feature
  • Best Screenplay Award
  • Best Actor in a Narrative Film
  • Best Actress in a Narrative Film
  • Best Director in a Narrative Film
  • Best Documentary Feature
  • Best Narrative Short
  • Best Documentary Short
  • Best Adventure Film
  • Best Animated Film (of any length)
  • Best Web Series
  • Local Filmmaker award (eligible to anyone who lives in the five boroughs)
  • As well as Audience Choice in all categories and special prizes awarded at the discretion of the jury.

Find out more about the General Rules for the Festival

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