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 5th to June 7th 2024 where the festival will screen award-winning films.

The red carpet award ceremony and performance show will conclude on June 8th, 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 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 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
  • Jack Foley

    NYTVFF is one of the top festivals in New York City. We attended the screening of our film, "Holly Hill" and met and networked with many talented filmmakers. The theater is in the heart of Manhattan which made the whole experience even more exciting, Communication with the directors was excellent from start to finish. We hope to be back with other films in the future.

    June 2023
  • We had the pleasure of screening our indie feature, Scarpedicemente, at the New York True Venture Film Festival and were so impressed by the entire event. Festival Director, Julian Biba, and his team are truly amazing - their love and passion for art is intoxicating! We also met some pretty incredible filmmakers. Thank you judges and jury for the Best Actor and Best Actress wins!!! And for the Best Feature nomination.

    June 2023
  • Boudra Ali

    We are very happy that our film was nominated in the official competition for the awards. Thank you very much to everyone , and the jury members of the festival.

    June 2023
  • Fahim Hamid

    Great festival with many interesting films! Staff and organizers were very accommodating. There were many talented filmmakers and a lot of thought-provoking content. Worth checking out!

    June 2023
  • NYTVFF is a very good film festival.
    Film Festival gave my film "Aim Point" a very high rating.
    And festival staff support is very polite and helpful.
    I want to go be sure next time.

    February 2023