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.

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  • It is a huge honor to have won Best Feature Screenplay for Out of My Comfort Zone in our hometown of NY. Thanks to everyone involved for a wonderful experience. We'll be back when our film is finished.

    October 2021
  • Had a such a great time! The only in person screening I have had, and it was such a RUSH to see SORRY on a the big screen. Thanks so much for selecting our short and for all of the work you do to allow for more voices to be seen and heard!

    October 2021
  • It was an honor and a thrill to screen my short “grist” with NFNV Fall 2021 at Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn! Great festival mission, great staff, great company of peer filmmakers, great venue! Thanks again for having us.

    October 2021
  • Kinja Dixon

    Pure excellence is what comes to mind when I think of the communication and intent of the team at New Faces New Voices. We are extremely appreciative and will always treasure the treatment from their festival manager, Taha. We are honored to be a part of their community!

    September 2021
  • Ricardo Varona

    Thanks for having us! It was amazing watching all the movies on the big screen.

    August 2021