The Eighth Annual VOB Film Festival is a one of a kind gathering of filmmakers, film lovers, great places to visit and creative ideas. The event takes place during for the week prior to Labor Day, from August 23rd - September 1st, 2019. The VOB screens films from around the US and the World. We are looking for great stories, new ideas and always something different. Films are shown throughout scenic Putnam County, NY - a great place to visit and stay for the weekend. We also host film panels, special guests and informational sessions during the event. We may use your film at some of our independent film nights in our own theater.

Judges Award

You must submit all your own original work. You give the VOB Film Festival the right to market and use your work for a period of two years to promote our Festival. Films must have been created after 1/1/17.

If your film is accepted, you must make it available for download to us by July 15, 2019. We no longer need DVD's or CD's. All films will be shown from digital formats.

Accepted films may be used by the VOB Film Festival for a period of two years from acceptance. Films may be used for promotion for the festival at no cost.

We no longer accept DVDs. All films must be submitted to us digitally from a password protected website within 10 days of acceptance. You should put in your address book so that our email does not go into your spam. For more information, see our website at or our Facebook page at

Overall Rating
  • Although we could not attend in person, the festival communication and screening information was top notch, and we very much appreciate our film screening to enthusiastic audience goers! We will definitely submit our next film again, thank you!

    October 2018
  • Had a wonderful afternoon at this festival in the lower Hudson Valley in New York, just an hour outside of Manhattan. The setting at Arts on the Lake was idyllic for a late summer festival. Festival Director, Bob Dumont is passionate about film and super encouraging to filmmakers. The quality of the films shown was really high. I was delighted to have my film screen there. Many filmmakers were in attendance. Wish I could have been at more of the events to meet more of them.

    September 2018
  • james pravasilis

    great films and a great town

    September 2018
  • Had a great time. This small festival outside of New York had a lot of high quality work and lovely venues. Was definitely a fun weekend

    September 2018
  • Robert Butler

    Overall, a great festival. The heads of the festival were in constant contact to give you information about the festival. Any question you had was answered promptly. The staff at the festival were very nice and courteous. Had a great time.

    September 2018