The Niagara Falls International
Film Festival

Thank You to all those that attended The Niagara Falls International Film Festival. We are now announcing that our 2019 Festival will run from September 18 – September 21, 2019

Submissions Are Now Closed for 2019 Events. Please Check Back In |October 2019 for Submissions for Next Year.

The Niagara Falls International Film Festival invites filmmakers, young and old, from all over the globe to one of the world’s most majestic and historic locations.

Join filmmakers, industry veterans and aspiring new talent as they gather together to enjoy a Jam-packed Celebration of Great Films – Thrilling Helicopter Tours Over the Falls – Casino’s – Historic Attractions – Parties – Workshops and Seminars – Special Events and Comradery.

Not only will the Niagara Falls International Film Festival capture the essence of what filmmaking is all about, but it also capture the essence of the filmmakers themselves.

The Niagara Falls International Film Festival
2019 Festival Highlights


Sept 18 2019 – 6:30pm Opening Night Gala at the Rapids Theatre
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The NFIFF opening night red-carpet star-studded celebration begins at the historic Rapids Theatre at 6:30 PM with the ribbon cutting ceremony honoring the first two Walk Of Fame Stars to be enshrined on the NFIFF Walk of Fame… Niagara Falls newest tourist destination. 

The first two stars that are being placed are Niagara’s own 2-Time Academy Award Winner Mark Bridges & 4-Time President of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars) Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

The celebration continues inside the historic Rapids Theatre with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres Honoring legendary director/writer Samuel Fuller, this year’s inaugural winner of our annual “Icon of the Industry Award” plus numerous special guests and filmmakers attending.




Sep 20 at 8:00 – Meet Constance Towers at The Regal Hollywood 12  Click Here


Meet Constance Towers in person following a special screening of Samuel Fuller’s “The Naked Kiss”

Join Ms. Towers for a Q&A with noted historian Foster Hirsch.





Sept 21 2019 – Closing Events – Regal Hollywood 12 & Comfort Suites -Start at 2:45pm  Click Here

The Niagara Falls International Film Festival’s Closing Night Festivities are dedicated to the Heroes of the United States Armed Forces.

Our celebration kicks off at: Regal Cinemas Hollywood 12, 720 Builders Way, Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Starting at 4:45pm – Our Closing Night Film  “The Big Red One”




Featured at the Niagara Falls International Film Festival
Our Films
The Niagara Falls International Film Festival
In Loving Memory of
Alyssa Cowell


All Donations and Proceeds from purchases during this years Events will be going to establish

The Alyssa Justine Cowell Youth Foundation

Help us support this cause and receive an honorary notion in the “NFIFF Honorary Commemoration Hall of Fame”

The Niagara Falls International Film Festival
2018 Award Winners

“Winner for Best Feature”
Melora Walters

“Waterlily Jaguar”

Blind Vision

“Winner for Best Documentary”
Annalaura di Luggo
“Blind Vision”

“Winner for Best Foreign Film”
Francisco D’Eufemia
“Fuga de la Patagonia”
(Escape From Patagonia)


“Winner of the People’s Choice Award”
Matthew J. Weiss
“Man In Red Bandana”


“Presented to”
Wells Remy Crowther

A True American Hero who gave his life to save others: unselfish, dedicated, brave and relentless on 9/11/2001


“Presented to”
Mark Bridges  & Craig Barron

On the occasion of the placement of the star on the NFIFF Walk Of Fame “Trail of the Stars”

“Presented to

Craig Barron
“A Lifetime of Artistic Excellence”

About the Festival
Film Submissions
Film Submissions Are Now Closed
Film Schedule
Now Available
Venue Information
Now Available
Green Room
A Behind the scenes look at the NFIFF Coming Soon...





The Niagara Falls International Film Festival
Special Thanks








The Niagara Falls International Film Festival would Like to Thank
Academy Award Winners Mark Bridges and Craig Barron for Attending the 2018 NFIFF.