The Pitch to Screen® Festival celebrates the creative vision and determination of independent filmmakers from around the world. Our festival is dedicated to showcasing the work of filmmakers who have transformed their unique concepts into reality, overcoming challenges in independent film production.

Our carefully curated selection represents a diverse and exciting mix of genres, styles, and perspectives, highlighting the cutting-edge and exceptional offerings of independent cinema.

The festival features screenings with an in-person awards ceremony at the iconic Dolby® Theatre in New York City. This event provides networking opportunities for filmmakers to establish connections and gain valuable industry insights.

The Pitch to Screen® Awards is a prestigious event celebrating independent filmmakers by providing a platform to showcase their films. The awards honor excellence in various categories, including Narrative Feature Films, Narrative Short Films, and outstanding achievements in Directing, Acting, Cinematography, Editing, and Music Composition.

The Awards Ceremony is a glamorous event that brings together filmmakers and industry professionals to honor cinematic excellence, foster connections, promote collaboration, and celebrate the art of cinema.

The Pitch to Screen® Awards holds prestigious industry recognition, showcasing critically acclaimed films and attracting celebrities to its events. In previous years, the awards ceremony has been held at iconic venues such as the American Film Institute Silver and Film at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Please review the following rules and terms:

1. Film Eligibility and Submission Authorization:
• Ensure you have the necessary distribution rights and authorization to submit your film for evaluation and potential screening.
• Please verify that your submitted film meets the eligibility criteria outlined for this festival.
• Once a submission is accepted and under consideration, it cannot be withdrawn.

2. Press Materials and Screening Requirements:
If your film is accepted, it will be your responsibility to provide the following:
• A Press Kit.
• Production Stills, Movie Stills, and Posters.
• Trailer and Movie Clips.
• A high-quality digital copy of your film for virtual screening purposes.

3. While our festival supports a variety of formats, we recommend conforming to the following specifications:
• File Specs: 1920 x 1080p, H.264 @ 10 Mbps, <10 GB
• File Type: mp4/.mov only (No DCPs or ProRes)
• Audio: Stereo AAC (No 5.1 surround)
• Captions: SRT/VTT files

4. Awards Ceremony Attendance:
• Selected filmmakers will receive an invitation to the Awards Ceremony in New York City, with the option to bring up to five guests.

5. Terms, Conditions, and Specifications:
• The competition is open to both national and international entries.
• Entries must have been completed after January 1, 2022.
• Non-English films must include English subtitles.
• Only finished films will be considered; works-in-progress will not be accepted.
• Films previously showcased at other festivals are eligible, and premieres are strongly encouraged.

6. Promotional Use Authorization and Screening Logistics:
• By submitting your film, you grant the festival permission to use trailers, movie clips, and production stills for promotional purposes.
• If your film is chosen for the festival lineup, it will be securely screened for audience viewing and voting.
• We share 50% of the profits generated from screening your film.
• Filmmakers interested in having their films featured in our catalog beyond the end of October have the option to do so for an extended period. Please contact us for further details on extending the availability of your film beyond the festival period.

7. Compliance and Legal Responsibilities:
• You acknowledge understanding and acceptance of all festival regulations and prerequisites.
• You confirm ownership of the submission and certify that it does not infringe upon any copyright, privacy rights, publicity rights, or similar rights.
• You agree to hold the Pitch to Screen Festival harmless from any claims or damages related to your submission.

For any inquiries or questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Overall Rating
  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" for an Honorable Mention at your festival!

    October 2023
    Response from festival:

    Dear Harry, you're very welcome! Thank you for choosing to share your exceptional project with us. We're thrilled to have had the opportunity to recognize it. We hope this recognition further inspires your creative journey.

  • Lauren Bullock

    Pitch to Screen Film Festival is exceptional, providing a seamless process from nomination to virtual screenings to a wonderful awards gala at the Dolby Theater in NYC! The communication was above and beyond other festivals and the organizers were extremely professional. I was honored to be a part of this festival and receive awards for my film Tough Love. I highly encourage other filmmakers to submit to Pitch to Screen Film Festival.

    October 2023
    Response from festival:

    Dear Lauren, your positive experience at the Pitch to Screen Film Festival brings us great joy! We're grateful for your kind words about our process and communication. Thank you for entrusting us with your project. We're eager to see more of your remarkable work in the future!

  • I would like to thank Pitch To Screen for a great opportunity to show my film and an amazing awards night. The whole team was very helpful since the beginning and communication was excellent. Thank you very much!

    October 2023
    Response from festival:

    Dear Victor, we're thrilled to hear you had such a positive experience! It's wonderful to know our team's support and communication met your expectations. Thank you for choosing us and we look forward to seeing more of your incredible work in the future!

  • Carlos Antonio Leon

    Extraordinary event! Well done guys! From top to bottom, this event is class A! Thank you so much for having us and for the awards! This event is a MUST for all indie filmmakers. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    October 2023
    Response from festival:

    Dear Carlos, thank you so much for your feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience. It was an absolute pleasure to have you with us! Your endorsement means a lot to us.

  • Pitch to Screen Film Festival has a state of the art online program combined with an intimate and classy awards ceremony held in the city that never sleeps - NYC. Prior the awards ceremony, the communication from their friendly team was extremely efficient, including professional press releases and excellent marketing. I highly recommend this event.

    October 2023
    Response from festival:

    Dear Luke, we're truly touched by your kind words! It brings us immense joy to know you had such a positive experience at the Pitch to Screen Film Festival. Our team puts a lot of heart into ensuring smooth communication and professional marketing efforts, so your feedback means a lot to us. Thank you!