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
  • 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
  • Dr. Beth-Anne Blue

    I did end up winning for my screenplay - communication was good & timely. I was unable to attend virtual festival or in person. Well organized and so glad I entered!

    August 2020
  • Mike Cerisano

    New Faces New Voices put on a wonderful display of a wide range of projects despite the pandemic. They worked hard to re-create the setting of the festival virtually and even a live Q&A over zoom and Facebook. Under the circumstances, I cant imagine a better outcome. Thank you for everything!

    May 2020
  • Solomon Amadiume

    I had a wonderful time at New Faces, New Voices! We will hopefully bring other films back to this festival.

    January 2020
  • Holly Reddy

    Great time at the fest! Nice, friendly event. Well organized. Great communication from organizers! Love the mission behind this fest as well, and the price is well worth submitting. Thank you!

    My only suggestion would be to try to get more people from the community at large to attend, versus just filmmakers/cast and some of their friends/family. Though that can be a tough task!

    November 2019