CNY Arts, Inc.


CNY Short Film Competition is Returning for the 3rd Year

We are excited to announce that the CNY Short Film Competition is returning for the third year. This is the region’s only film industry incubator that supports up-and-coming filmmakers with a $40,000 financial award to produce a ten to fifteen-minute short film right here in Central New York.

Eligible applicants are those who have recently graduated with a degree in a film-related discipline from a college or university in the region, or local residents who graduated from a college or university outside the region with an industry-related degree.

CNY Arts will begin accepting script submissions from eligible applicants by the end of October. Four finalists will be selected to receive $40,000 to produce their short films in the local area. Teams will receive mentorship and guidance from industry professionals along the way, ensuring the films can be completed with a short production schedule. The final four films are screened locally and supported in their efforts to represent the region in film festivals throughout the state, nation, and abroad.

For more information on the competition and past recipients, please visit the Innovation Group website.