Our City My Story

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Additionally, please review the Rules and Regulations of 2018.


Rules and Regulations


To be eligible for consideration:

  1. Entrants must fully comply with these Rules & Regulations, including deadlines and entry material requirements.
  2. Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time of submission.
  3. Films must be less than 10 minutes in length.
  4. Films must have been completed after January 1, 2017. 
  5. Filmmakers must be 21 years of age or younger and residing within the five boroughs of New York City.
  6. Youth filmmakers must play the major creative role on the production of the submitted works— as directors, writers, and/or editors. Preference will be given to films that are overwhelmingly youth made.
  7. Any works reflecting more than 15% of creative control by filmmakers over the age of 21 will be ineligible for submission.
  8. Organizations submitting youth-produced works may be requested by Tribeca Film Institute staff to undergo an interview by a Tribeca Film Institute Staff member.

Entry Materials

All entries must include the following:

  • Completed Our City, My Story Online application
  • Completed Film submitted on its own PRIVATE, URL link (Vimeo, YouTube). Each entered film must be accompanied by its own completed “Our City, My Story Online Application.” Please do not send Film Reels or a compilation of work.

Entry Fee

There is no entry fee to apply to Our City, My Story.


Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at ocmsapply@tfiny.org. We look forward to reviewing your submissions!


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