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Lee Strasberg Film Festival

THE LEE STRASBERG FILM FESTIVAL

THE ANNUAL LEE STRASBERG FILM FESTIVAL

The Lee Strasberg Film Festival was founded by The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute to encourage students to create and showcase their self-produced films. With seven successful installments, the Festival is open to all current students and alumni of LSTFI. Submissions for the 2025 Lee Strasberg Film Festival will open in January 2025.


2025 FESTIVAL DATE: TBA

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2025

RULES FOR ENTRY:

  • The film must have two LSTFI participants: alumni, current students, or faculty as cast members, director, or screenwriter.
  • Films must be no less than 2 minutes and no more than 20 minutes in length.
  • All submissions must be submitted on Film Freeway prior to the deadline of March 1st, 2025.
  • Each film must be entered with a completed submission and a $25 submission fee.
  • Submissions are accepted beginning January 1, 2025 at filmfreeway.com/StrasbergFilmFestival.

FESTIVAL INFORMATION:

  • The Institute does not supply production equipment or staff for the films.
  • Film selection for the festival will be made by the screening committee.
  • Selected films will be screened in person at LSTFI New York. All are welcome and admission is free!

AWARD CATEGORIES:

  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Documentary
  • Best of Fest (Cash Prize)