The Ninth 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 29th- September 6th, 2020. The VOB screens films from around the USA and the World. In 2020, we will be screening over 100 of the best independent films available and we hope yours is one of them!

Films are rated by our juried panel of 30 reviewers. The demographics of our reviewers vary widely and provides each film a chance to have a quality review of its merits. Getting into our festival is quite an achievement, requiring a combined score of 7 or higher from this panel to get by the first round of judging. It is the reason why so many outstanding independent films are shown here! If you have a film that tells a great story, provides a new point of view or brings something different, we would love for you to submit!

A great story and script is where it starts and if you have one to tell, the VOB Film Festival is the place to show it! Films are shown throughout scenic Putnam County, NY - a great place to visit and stay for the weekend. During the weekend of our festival we will have film panels, special guests and informational sessions. We may use your film at some of our independent film nights in our own theater.

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 6/1/18.

If your film is accepted, you must make it available for download to us by July 30, 2020. We no longer accept DVDs. You must provide us your film in 1080p format (1920x1080) in an mp4 format. Films that are sent to us in an incorrect format may not be shown.

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
  • We can't thank you enough for making us part of this year's festival. The communications and support were wonderful. We will definitely be submitting any of our future projects!!

    November 2019
  • E-mail correspondences were detailed. Very nice representatives. I so wish i could have made it up there.

    KILL AL was honoured to be a part of VOB

    October 2019
  • Patrick Hogan

    I couldn’t attend so I can’t really speak to the festival itself, but the staff and festival Director were great to work with— lots of communication and it seems like a well run and wonderful festival. I will definitely submit in the future with my next film.

    September 2019
  • Echaka Monjok

    Super grateful to have VOB be the very first festival my movie was played at!

    September 2019
  • The 2019 VOB festival was absolutely wonderful! I am overwhelmed by the positive feedback we received from the organizers and audiences. After a great screening at the Bedford Playhouse, It's Time for Tea was invited to screen a second time at Ryder Farm - wow! Hats off to Bob Dumont for an amazing festival and one the best Q&As that I was fortunate to be part of. Thank you!

    September 2019