ZTV is proud to welcome our returning special guest judge to the 2023 season, JIM TOZZI! (Wonder Shozen, Xavier: Renegade Angel)

All category winners and runner-ups will be announced at The 2023 ZTV Film Fest Video Awards premiering online Christmas Eve, December 24th at 9PM @ www.ztvfilm-fest.com.

Incorporating all the fun of a drive-in theatre and a 90's foam party, ZTV aims to tantalize, shock and entertain the masses. Representing a flurry of veteran and emerging visionaries, we are accepting a broad array of exciting short film; from uncensored music video and chaotic commercial-work to abstract-animated blurbs and underground documentaries.

ZTV will culminate quarterly into an online awards exhibition of works selected by a panel of to-be-named celebrity-guest judges. Each award winner will be announced prior to receiving an easily shared, video-animated laurel designed by Muffinhead.

All selected films (plus some that we just really like) and interviews with the selected artists will be featured in our online broadcast to be posted @www.ztvfilm-fest.com. The ZTV Film Fest Awards will be shown online for free and all category winners will be announced on Christmas Eve, December 24th at 9pm at www.ztvfilmfest.com. Stay tuned!

The Optimus Maximus: Jury-selected award for visual excellence, technical skill and originality.

El Diablo: Jury-selected award for macabre /cult-horror work and originality.

The Pineapple: Jury-selected award for comical, slapstick works of humor and originality.

Roller Skates on Fire: Jury-selected award celebrating open-genre breakthrough film and emerging artists.

The Really Real Reel: Jury-selected prize featuring entries suited for documentary and reality-based film.

LOOP LORD: Jury-selected prize for outstanding video loop featuring art, performance and/or animation. All loop submissions must play or repeat for no longer than 20 seconds.

*Each entry will be considered for specific awards regardless of chosen submission category and by the sole discretion of our judges panel. Please feel free to contact ztvfilmfest@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding categories or laurels.

*Each award winner will be announced prior to receiving an easily shared, video-animated laurel designed by Muffinhead.

Each film should be no longer than 20 minutes.
Filmmakers are responsible for all copyrights.
We will notify all entries of judging scores, comments and award status through email by December 11th.
By submitting, you give us the right to screen your film in front of an online and/or live audience.
We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.
We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances.
All filmmakers will be informed about any potential changes through email and our online platforms.

Overall Rating
  • Very cooperative and super duper nice committee, it is just too bad that my team and I can't make it to the festival, hopefully next year, thank you and keep up the good work

    January 2024
  • Thank you for the Official Selection & Honorable Mention. We can't wait to add it to the poster 😁

    January 2024
  • The ZTV Film Fest is awesome! Amazing filmmakers and incredible films!! Excellent curation and communication. We are honored to be a small part of the ZTV community!! Highly recommended!!

    January 2024
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  • Flavio Sciolè

    Hello, this is a great festival!!!

    January 2024
    Response from festival:

    Really sweet of you, thanks so much for being a part! Looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future~*

  • Thank you so much for screening my loops and for your lovely and kind support. It means so much!

    January 2024
    Response from festival: