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Nitehawk Shorts Festival returns on February 28th, 2024. Tickets are now on sale!

2/28 Opening Nite (Prospect Park)
2/29 Music Driven (Williamsburg)
2/29 Midnite (Williamsburg)
3/2 Matinee One (Williamsburg)
3/2 Matinee Two (Prospect Park)
3/3 NoBudge (Prospect Park)
3/3 Closing Nite (Prospect Park)

Nitehawk Shorts Fest 2024 program (PDF)


Thanks to our sponsors!


 

Thanks to all the filmmakers and sponsors who participated in Nitehawk Shorts Fest 2023!

Read the festival recap by our Director of Programming Cristina Cacioppo.

Winners are below:

FESTIVAL JURY WINNER
Balikbayan
/ Rebecca Rajadnya
Post-production sound services from HEARD CITY ($16k value)
Post-production coloring services from NICE SHOES ($20k value)
One year Artist Membership from the VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS, New York ($200 value)

FESTIVAL JURY RUNNER-UP

The Singles Retreat / Jo Firestone
Post-production coloring services from IRVING HARVEY ($20k value)
One year Artist Membership from the VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS, New York ($200 value)

MIDNITE PRIZE
Lollygag / Tij D’oyen
Boris FX Bundle (featuring Boris FX Sapphire, Boris FX Continuum, Boris FX Mocha Pro) one-year subscription from BORIS FX ($1195 value)
One year Artist Membership from the VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS, New York ($200 value)

MUSIC DRIVEN PRIZE
Rare: The Boy Who Cried Swag / King She
Prize package featuring GS1000x headphones and phono cartridge from GRADO ($1195 value)
Boris FX Bundle (featuring Boris FX Sapphire, Boris FX Continuum, Boris FX Mocha Pro) one-year subscription from BORIS FX ($1195 value)
One year Artist Membership from the VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS, New York ($200 value)

FUTURE OF FILM IS FEMALE PRIZE
Spider / Marcela Biven
$250 + inclusion in the FOFIF screening series

FIRST TIME FILMMAKER AWARD
STARFUCKERS / Antonio Marziale
Training certificate good towards any in-person educational workshops or classes ($500 value) + rental certificate good towards any equipment rental package ($500 value) from ABELCINE
One year Artist Membership from the VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS, New York ($200 value)

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS
Opening Nite: No Other Gods But Me / Alex Spott
Music Driven: Free Noir Papillon / Lev Omelchenko, PhaeMonae
Midnite: Buzzkill / Pete Ahearn
Matinee One: Lost Beyond the Stars / Kayla Arend
Matinee Two: Balikbayan / Rebecca Rajadnya
NoBudge: moulded / Ahmad Bakrin
Closing Nite: Intimacy Workshop / Eddie Prunoske
Pro-Accounts from VIMEO (eligible during Opening Nite, Midnite, Music Driven, Matinee One, Matinee Two, and Closing Nite screenings – $199 value each)

Check out the NSF23 program!

Highlights of past festivals: