Veritas: (n) Truth
Veritas means "truth" in Latin.
We want to share and promote films that are truthful in representation, expression, and beauty. If you feel your film represents truth in some fashion, then please submit.

Independent Filmmakers
Fresh Voices
Human Stories


In Partnership With:
InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers.

Winners of the Veritas Film Festival will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.

Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.

Producers have made more than 375 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.

Cinema Veritas®
Jury Award
Audience Award

Please let us know if you are able to attend in person. We want to create a positive culture for filmmakers to network and be supported by our festival.

​A potential film market event for selling films for distribution for independent films not only with Veritas but our partners too.

Overall Rating
  • The Church of Almighty God (CAG)

    It was thrilled to have our representatives attend Veritas Film Festival last year. Truly appreicate Spencer’s care for us. Also thank you for the Audience Award to our documentary “The One Who Holds Sovereignty Over Everything”. Plus, the theatre for the screenings was great and hope there would be more and more audience coming to enjoy the films. We will be keeping submitting.

    August 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much CAG - we loved submission and look forward to this year's festival.

  • Ryan Smith

    For a festival just holding its first run, the Veritas Festival was impressive on all fronts. Through the hard work and dedication of everyone involved, the festival was a huge success. It had an vast amount of films to screen, all day every day, for an entire week. The films shown had a wide variety of themes, genres, and origins. Several filmmakers from outside of the country were even in attendance, which was extra exciting.

    Everybody working at the festival was extremely kind and welcoming. Each filmmaker and viewer in attendance was made to feel right at home, and the beautiful historic theatre was a great place to hold the festival.

    The festival had the atmosphere of a large, established film festival, while also retaining a small town charm thanks to all the local support. It was a great experience to have my short film screened at the festival, and I will certainly be sure to attend the festival again in the future.

    August 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Ryan! We loved screening your film and so glad that it took home a prize as well. We look forward to seeing more of your work and hope to see you at future years of Veritas Fest!

  • Dan Bisbee

    Congratulations to the Veritas team! It was truly rewarding to have an event of this depth and scope here in Central PA - and the attendance of a number of international filmmakers made a huge impression. The schedule was super, with a lot of great films, and the logistics were great- fantastic local businesses supported the event and everybody felt welcome. Great festival, and I look forward to next year!

    December 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Dan! It was a joy meeting you and having you in attendance. Wonderful film and cannot wait to have you next year!

  • Michael Daniel Vetter

    An outstanding festival organization and an always supporting and reliable communication from such warm-hearted people! We´ll surely come back with new projects. Highly recommended! Thanks for the great experience and all the best for the next year!

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Michael for your kind review! Please do come back and we will see you next year!

  • I was impressed with Veritas for a 1st year festival. About 20-25 attendees saw my feature film "Palace." I have no doubt they'll be good size deal in a couple years, the team behind it is organized and hardworking. I'd never been to Pittsburgh or central Pennsylvania before, so it was nice seeing the area for the first time. The historic Rowland Theater is a truly awesome place to have your film screen.

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your gracious review Andrew! Really loved your film "Palace" and was honored to have you in attendance.