Now in Year 3, New Faces New Voices is determined more than ever to continue discovering and highlighting new works often ignored by the mainstream and Hollywood. In just two short years our alums are making waves in the industry with theatrical and streaming distribution on Netflix, Sony Pictures Worldwide and more. Some of our most recent Alums were featured on CNN, ABC News and other local media outlets. NFNV showcases inclusive and diverse voices from around the world and is known for highlighting underrepresented communities - filmmakers of color, female filmmakers, members of the LGBTQ+ and disabled communities, including works by military veterans.

Our recent alums include: Leah Kreitz who can now be seen in the NETFLIX series “Dash and Dilly”; Diane Paragas, who screened her short film “Unstoppable” in our first year, just acquired worldwide theatrical distribution for her debut feature “Yellow Rose” by Sony Pictures Worldwide and was featured in a story on CNN; And Molly Clark, who won an award earlier this year for her short film “Martin The Sea Turtle,” was just featured in a story on ABC News.

In 2021 we have over $15,000+ in prizes and distribution opportunities sponsored by Final Draft, JMR Rentals, Bowery Film Festival, Screenblade, Katra Film Series, 3636 Studio, and International Screenwriters’ Association.

1. To be eligible, at least one member of the production team must be a part of an underrepresented community such as filmmaker of color, female filmmaker, LGBTQIA, military veterans, etc. Either writer, director, or producer must fit this category. If you feel that you fit a community that is underrepresented or marginalized, please submit your work. We are open to all voices and faces with unique perspective.

2. Submission Eligibility
- All submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2018.
- There is no premiere policy.
- Works-in-progress are accepted.

3. Exhibition Format: h.264 quicktime file

4. Submission Fee
The submission fee is non-refundable.

Overall Rating
  • This was a great festival. thank you so much

    November 2020
  • Charles A. Honeywood

    Amazing Festival. Had a very positive experience with my submission. Great feedback.

    November 2020
  • Great fun, and a wonderfully kind festival. Definitely recommend as part of a NYC festival circuit!

    November 2020
  • Cleo Handler

    Great festival! Lots of fun & well organized - thank you!

    November 2020
  • Ms. Monique Berkley

    I had a very positive experience. The communication was very clear despite the virtual environment we're living in. The films varied and were well selected. I'm looking forward to submitting more work to the NFNV in the future.

    August 2020