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 brought their unique ideas to reality and have overcome the challenges of independent film production. Our carefully curated selection of films is a diverse and exciting mix of genres, styles, and perspectives, featuring the latest and greatest in independent cinema.

The festival includes film screenings, an annual awards ceremony, and networking opportunities for emerging filmmakers to build connections and gain industry insights.

The Pitch to Screen® Awards is a night of glamour and recognition for independent filmmakers. It provides a platform for innovative new voices in the industry to gain visibility and be discovered. The awards recognize excellence in categories such as Narrative Feature Films, Narrative Short Films, and achievements in Writing, Directing, Acting, Cinematography, Editing, and Music Composition.

Benefits for officially selected filmmakers include screenings, promotion on the festival's social media channels, spotlighting in the festival's podcast and magazine, and an invitation to attend the awards ceremony on Friday, October 20th in New York City.

Filmmakers whose films are selected to screen at our film festival will be compensated with a percentage of the screening revenue. We are pleased to offer a 50% revenue share with filmmakers as part of our commitment to supporting independent filmmaking.

The festival is IMDb-qualifying and has been held at prestigious venues such as the American Film Institute Silver and Film at Lincoln Center in New York City.

I hereby certify that I am applying to the 2023 Pitch to Screen Film Festival and accept all of the terms, conditions, and requirements outlined below.

I confirm that I have the necessary distribution rights and authority to submit the film for consideration. The film I am submitting is eligible for this festival and I am aware of the criteria for selection. I understand that once my film is accepted, I cannot withdraw it from the festival.

In the event of acceptance, I am responsible for providing the following materials for the press:

• Press Kit
• Production Stills, Movie Stills, and Posters
• Trailer and Movie Clips

If accepted, I will be invited to attend the 2023 Pitch to Screen Awards Ceremony in New York City.

Terms, Conditions, and Requirements:

• The competition is open to U.S. and international entries.
• Each separate entry requires a separate entry form and fee.
• Films must have been completed after January 1, 2022.
• All non-English films must include English subtitles.
• Only completed films will be accepted, not works-in-progress.
• Films that have screened at other festivals or venues are eligible, but premieres are encouraged.
• By submitting my film, I grant permission for parts of the film, including trailers, movie clips, and production stills, to be used for promotional purposes.

I have read and agree to all the rules and conditions of the Pitch to Screen Film Festival. I am the owner of the submission and confirm that it does not infringe upon or violate any copyright, privacy rights, publicity, or similar rights. I have obtained all necessary rights, licenses, and permissions and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Pitch to Screen Film Festival for any claims or damages related to this submission. I grant the Pitch to Screen Film Festival permission to use, broadcast, or publicly display clips of the submission for publicity and related purposes.

Overall Rating
  • Ligia Ciornei

    Pitch to Screen Film Awards| New York , was an amazing experience! I recommend this festival because you have the chance to meet amazing people and artists. The festival team takes care of all the guests and I had the chance to meet a filmmaker community dedicated to the art of film.Thanks again for the award and appreciation! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to make new friends!

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Dear Ligia, thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience. We work hard to meet expectations like yours. Thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again next year!!