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 May 24th to May 26th, where the festival will screen award-winning films.

The red carpet award ceremony and performance show will conclude on May 27th, 2023.

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 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 the consideration and going forward.

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

Requirements

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.

Copyrights
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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • We were so happy to be included in this year's NYTVFF! It was an honor to be nominated for best narrative feature with our first feature film, MidLife.

    They provided us a great viewing experience and the awards ceremony was excellent! You wouldn't believe that this team is only in their third year as a festival. They ran an amazing program and we hope to be back with our future projects. I would highly recommend this festival to filmmakers of all experience levels.

    Aric

    September 2022
  • The New York True Venture Film Festival was incredible. Thank you for selecting, nominating, and offering an award for my short documentary "She Survived". The festival's organizers go above and beyond to welcome filmmakers into the fold. Their communications are frequent, informative, and inviting. If you are considering applying, please do! This has been my favorite experience this year!

    September 2022
  • I’d like to thank the NYTVFF for nominating our film “Bon Appétit!” among great films. Also, for screening it at the Producers Club. It was an honor meeting the staff and other filmmakers. I highly recommend this festival.

    September 2022
  • I had a very good time, thank you:)

    September 2022
  • Giorgi Tkemaladze

    Thanks you so much for your award best drama category, “I’m yours “
    It’s really professional and nice team...
    High level film festival, I definitely recommend.

    September 2022