The Dumbo Film Festival is a yearly event structured in bi-monthly or four-monthly competitions. As a result, a final ceremony will take place every year in New York City’s district of Dumbo, to award the best projects of the past year. This structure will therefore highlight both affirmed and emergent filmmakers by launching promising artists into the world film stage.

By the end of the Seventies, a prosperous renewal has brought the district of Dumbo to a new life. The neighborhood has consequently become one of New York’s most glamorous districts alongside a thriving destination for artists.

On this background of revival, the DFF is establishing itself among the most important independent festivals in the world.
Producers and directors from around the world can meet and encounter new ideas.
Likewise, filmmakers can start the road to prestigious goals. In fact, the DFF can be your stepping stone to go the distance (literally 2797 miles!) to Oscars night.

Six to twelve official selections, representing the six categories, will be chosen every two or four months, out of a non-screening competition:

Feature Narrative; Short Narrative; Feature Documentary; Short Documentary; Experimental; Animation.

The winners of the bi-monthly or four-monthly competitions (annual official selections) will be screened during the annual live event in Dumbo and compete to win the Best in Category award and the Grand Bridge award.