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

NYTVFF is 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.

Trophies and certificates will be provided to all winners!

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best New York Film
Best Student Project
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 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. Additional Categories are only available after a main category has been entered.
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 (51 minutes and over)
Short Films (1 to 50 minutes)
Entry Fees
All fees must be paid upon submission.
Entry fees are non-refundable.