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 September 7th to September 9th, where the festival will screen award-winning films.

The red carpet award presentation ceremony will conclude this edition on September 10th.

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.


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
  • The founders of this film festival are very generous, welcoming and hospitable. It was a pleasure to meet them and the members of the Jury who mingled with the filmmakers in the intimate space of the Producers Club, which is in the lively Theater District of Manhattan in NYC. It was a great opportunity for networking in person. I was very grateful for the opportunity to share my film and a few words in the company of other filmmakers. It really meant a lot! Thank you True Venture!

    November 2021
  • James Thomas

    What a great festival. Thank you so much for awarding True Drama - and shining a light on movie violence.

    September 2021
  • Jaime Vela

    It was an honor for our film "Traditional Indigenous Ways of Being" to be selected to this film festival. Thank you.

    September 2021
  • Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey

    We were very happy to have our film, CV19, officially selected for the NYTVFF!

    September 2021
  • Pleasant experience, great communication, thank you!!

    September 2021