Now in Year 5, 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 4 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 2022 we have over $15,000+ in prizes and distribution opportunities sponsored by Final Draft, JMR Rentals, Urbn-TV, UKW Media, Bowery Film Festival, Screenblade, Katra Film Series, 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, LGBTQ+, 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 perspectives.

2. Submission Eligibility
- All submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2021.
- There is no premiere policy.
- Works-in-progress are accepted.

3. Exhibition Format: DCP

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

Overall Rating
  • THANK YOU for selecting "Luke and Emma and a Gas Station on Franklin Avenue" as Winner of Best Short Film! We LOVED seeing it on the big screen at the Regal theater (A theater that we actually frequent ourselves). What an amazing thrill. Great festival, highly recommend!

    September 2023
  • Really great festival. One of the best venues out there, the Alamo Drafthouse and hosted by some really great people!
    I had a short film play here and it was such a great and memorable experience. A must-submit for any filmmaker!

    January 2023
  • I had such a great time at this festival. I saw some really great short films, met some lovely people and it was a thrill to watch my film on the big screen!

    January 2023
  • Michelle Jones

    NFNV is a great festival, I was honoured to receive a Best Short Honourable Mention for my film. The communication was great from the team and I was able to take part in a Q&A about my film which was great.

    October 2022
  • Liz Kiger

    Such an amazing experience getting to premiere work with New Faces New Voices film festival this year and meet so many other talented film makers. It was my first time seeing my work on the big screen and it was amazing to be interviewed and featured by this festival ❤️

    October 2022