Welcome to New York True Venture Film Festival, an event dedicated to empowering independent filmmaking.

NYTVFF is an IMDb Award Listing Qualifier and a New York based film festival that shares the dedication and passion of bringing to the big screen independent short and full feature films. We believe that by giving the opportunity to the new ideas of intelligent and unique creators, we would give the audience the chance to appreciate their art.

The New York True Venture Film Festival screening will be held on September 3rd and 4th where the festival will screen award winning films.

The red carpet award presentation ceremony and performance show will conclude on September 5th.

Please be advised, filmmakers that attend have the first priority in the film screening schedule. We are a screening festival and a filmmakers supported festival. There are no free comps. Filmmakers attending will have a Q & A after their screening.

Trophies and certificates will be provided to all winners!

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Screenplay
Best Music Video
Best Animation
And Many More!

The primary objective of the New York True Venture Film Festival, also known as NYTVFF, is to promote all types of film, whether independent or studio-based, regardless of budget. By submitting your film, you give us the right to post any of your posters, trailers, websites and social media links on our website during consideration and going forward.

New York True Venture Film Festival accepts narrative, documentary, animation, music videos and experimental films.


All films must be in English or have English subtitles.
All films must be produced after 2016.
All films must have an online screener.

Categories & Limits
There is no limit on number of submissions.

Filmmakers retain the rights to their films and are responsible for acquiring licenses and releases for media used in their films.

Category Guidelines
Feature Films (45+ minutes)
Short Films (1 to 44 minutes)

Entry Fees
All fees must be paid upon submission.
Entry fees are non-refundable.

Overall Rating
  • Makfire Miftari

    Wonderfully organized even during the challenging times of the pandemic!
    Kudos to the film festival organizer.Keep up the good work!

    October 2020
  • An outstanding film festival in its early stages, with an impeccable team who has devoted their time and effort to produce a great festival for filmmakers around the world.

    September 2020
  • Everything Great! Thanks a lot NYTVF, hope to see you the next time

    September 2020
  • altin sulaj

    I am very honored to have won this award (Best Experimental). It has been an extraordinary experience for me to be part of this so serious festival.
    Thank you, you are great´╝ü

    September 2020
  • Patricia Montoya

    I am grateful to the NYTVFF for their wonderful support for independent film. I feel the organizers made a great selection of films and despite the COVID they persisted and adjusted and supported our work.

    *And heartfelt gratitude for awarding us Best Short Narrative.

    September 2020