2019 Twin Tiers International Film Festival

Twin Tiers

International Film Festival

3rd Annual Festival coming Sept. 18-20, 2020

Martin W. Kappel Theater, Norwich, NY

Submissions Now Accepted

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Welcome to the Twin Tiers International Film Festival

The Twin Tiers International Film Festival is dedicated to finding and encouraging new filmmakers to showcase their films and let their voices be heard. We will foster an engaging and inspiring atmosphere in a truly historic setting with small town flair.

Every film submitted to us will be viewed start to finish and graded by our judging panel of industry professionals. Our goal is to show as many films as possible across all film genres of any length. We have a big heart for local film and encourage local filmmakers to submit their work regardless of experience.


The Twin Tiers International Film Festival is an official partner with the World Film Fair. The top-rated films screening with us will also screen at the World Film Fair in front of the fair's group of producers and distributors giving filmmakers who submit with us a great potential avenue to be recognized while only paying one low submission fee (ours)!

We know how hard the festival circuit can be. We are filmmakers ourselves. We want to invite you to our festival where we will strive to put the filmmakers and their films first. We will have strong networking events to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to discuss their work with other filmmakers. Our workshops will provide additional knowledge of various film making areas from things like writing screenplays to budgeting and funding. Each of our filmmakers will have a chance to discuss their work in our audience talkbacks. It is about the films and the filmmaker.  Come and spend some time with us and get ready to leave inspired!  

Twin Tiers Interview - WRCU 90.1 FM Colgate Radio
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4/17/19 WRCU FM 90.1 FM Colgate Radio Interview 


The Festival

Date and Times

September 18-20, 2020

Time: To be Determined

Film Submission Categories

Documentary Feature,  Documentary Short, International (feature or short), Student (feature or short), Horror Feature, Horror Short, Drama/Thriller Feature, Sci-Fi/Action Feature, Drama/Thriller Short, Sci-Fi/Action Short, Comedy Feature, Comedy Short, Local (feature or short), Family Friendly, Made in NY

Run time for Feature Films is any film over 40 mins. Shorts are 39:59 and less. 

Unproduced Written Screenplay Submissions

Short Screenplays are 50 pages or less

Feature Screenplays are 51 pages or more 

For a complete list of competition rules and award listings, please click here.    

2020 Special Guests and Events

We strive to schedule events that educate both aspiring filmmakers and the general public interested in film-related education. Our workshops provide both learning and networking opportunities that are hosted by field experts such as college professors, Hollywood talent or experienced individuals.  Past examples include:

- Screenwriting Workshop hosted by Ithaca College Professor Jack Bryant

- Cinematography Workshop hosted by Syracuse University Professor Alex Mendez Giner

- Hollywood Acting Jobs Workshop hosted by professional actor Phillip E. Walker

- Awards Presentation and meet and greet with Hollywood Actor Jon Donahue

Check back for updates as we schedule them. 

Where we are located

Festival Location:

Martin W. Kappel Theater

Chenango Arts Council

27 West Main St.

Norwich, NY 13815


Contact Us!

If you have any questions about anything in the festival (submission policies, awards, venue, etc.) please ask them! We are more than happy to assist you! Also, if you have any comments or recommendations we'd also love to hear from you! 

Festival Mailing Address:

PO Box 72 

Brackney, PA 18812

Call or Text us:

(607) 371-4149


Executive Director 

Christopher Pike

Assistant  Director

Stephanie Anderson

Marketing and Lead Sales

Mark Crimmins-Murdock

Event Staff

Tom Ferme

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1st edition to start January 2019.

Here's what to expect in each edition of the newsletter:

Jan., Apr., and July

-important news and updates

-sponsorship/partnership announcements

-event scheduling announcements

-Film Submission discount offers

Septemeber (Special bonus issue)

-Film Selections

-Festival Schedule

-discount offers on festival passes.

October issue

-festival recap/award winners

-next year's outlook.