I am so pleased to announce that in our 1st year we proved successful enough to bypass the 5 year festival rule to Officially become an   IMDB AWARD EVENT  !!!
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS FINALISTS and WINNERS are able to Receive Awarded Credit on their IMDB page.
After such a successful turnout of over 530 filmmakers, actors and attendees, It gives me great joy, to once again host The 2nd Cutting Room International Short Film Festival October Saturday 19, Sunday 20, 2019!!


The Cutting Room is a beautiful space, with great sound, and state of the art projection. We bring the art of film locally as well as from all over the world.
With a separate superclub theater room, the Cutting Room venue, restaurant, and bar is a perfect spot to eat and drink before, and after watching the short film blocks, for opening day, Gala night and closing Gala Awards night.

THE CUTTING ROOM INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Welcomes hundreds of Indie Filmmakers to the heart of New York City.The Festival is focused on emerging, yet overlooked filmmakers and aims to show quality film of true indie filmmakers and honor their hard work and dedication. C.R.I.S.F.F. will be providing a showcase for the best independent cinema, from NYC and around the world, to the public and entertainment industry Oct 19,20 2019 with potential distribution and funding, as well as awarding the top films across numerous categories, giving them the opportunity to mingle and network with press, supporters, and fans.The 2nd annual C.R.I.S. Film Festival NYC will be at New York’s infamous venue, The Cutting Room, which builds on two decades of history that includes top performers like Lady Gaga, Sting, Sheryl Crow, David Bowie, and Ronnie Wood to name a few. The Cutting Room and also hosted numerous film premieres, and Red Carpet Events.

Look Who was Honored 2018!!

And we were so proud to screen his short film  TENURE
is a Director, Actor, and Writer with over 650 credits, and his beautiful leading actress and wife Melissa Gilbert was by his siards. 

John Gallagher 
NY based filmmaker, a fixture on the New York scene for nearly 30 years as a director, writer, producer, author, historian and educator, with a wide range of international filmmaking.
Received a Lifetime Achievement Award

The Cutting Room International Short Film Festival
44 E. 32nd St. New York, NY, 10016