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 for bringing independent short and full feature films to the big screen. 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 from June 19th to June 21st, 2024, where the festival and the audience will screen award-winning films.

The Awards Ceremony will conclude on June 22nd, 2024.

Please be advised that filmmakers who attend have 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 session after their screening.

Laurels will be provided to all winners, and trophies will be given to those with representation!

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Screenplay
Best Music Video
Best Animation
And 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 the 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 the 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
  • I was extremely excited about being accepted into this festival and the experience was very professional and festive. I had an amazing time meeting other filmmakers and celebrating us together. Thank you NYTVFF

    July 2023
  • Kyle Parish

    A wonderful film festival in the heart of New York city! This festival cultivates an environment of togetherness and makes everyone feel welcome. Great networking! Very proud to have been part of this festival. I recommend it to everyone and look forward to returning in the future!

    July 2023
  • Salvatore Klezmer Riggio

    Thank you for your consideration.

    June 2023
  • Cenk İzgören

    On behalf of the " Kafes İki Savaş Arasında " team, thank you very much. Great team, amazing hospitality, strong communication. It's a great festival.

    June 2023
  • Judy Copeland

    We enjoyed the festival and appreciated Julian's warm and caring approach to filmmakers. Our director attended the awards ceremony and said it was wonderful and classy, with excellent networking opportunities. The staff did a great job putting together a video of the nominated and winning films. Winning Best Comedy was an exciting bonus for us. Thank you NYTVFF!

    June 2023