111 East 14th Street
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New York, United States

Tel: 646-457-9641

Festival Overview

Throughout history, American film has raised the bar in a broad spectrum of elements, including technology, performance, style, innovation and experimentation. While filmmakers all across the globe continue to stun audiences with incredible cinematic masterpieces, our primary focus is on American-made works. From the backyard to the backlot, this country has harvested some of the most talented visionaries and storytellers known to man. ACEFEST (formerly known as "ACE Film Festival") is an annual celebration of these artists of the past, present and future.


Awards and prize packages will be given to seven (7) winners for the honors of Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best Video Art and Audience Choice, chosen by our panel of judges from selected entries. Prizes and cash awards to be announced.

All accepted entrants receive two (2) ACEFEST All-Access Passes and VIP gift bag.


Action Adaptation Adventure Advertising Animation Art-house Black Black Comedy Bollywood Children Comedy Crime Documentary Drama Experimental Fantasy Gay and Lesbian Historical Horror Independent Jewish Music Video Musical National Reality Religious Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Sport Student Thriller TV Women

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Luke Szczygielski
Tom O'Malley
Primary contact


Open to the public


American filmmakers, exclusively. Students welcome.


DVD or Mini-DV. Submissions are accepted via, traditional PDF download and the ACEFEST Online Entry Form.


Range $10-40

Earlybird: Feb 10
Regular: Apr 21
Late: Jun 2
Withoutabox (WAB) Ext: Jun 16

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