2020 Trenton Film Festival

UPDATE October 13, 2020:
We have decided to further postpone our 2020 Trenton Film Festival until spring 2021 or later due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2020 festival selections will take the place of our 2021 festival. We hope the original lineup for this year can remain as planned.

Please contact if you need to make any changes to our screening plans for your film. We will keep you apprised as soon as we have set the dates.

Stay well, stay safe, and stay creative.
Warm regards,
The Trenton Film Society board of directors

For a list of films in competition, visit Trenton Film Festival page.

2021 Oscar Shorts Festival

The 2021 Academy Awards ceremony has been delayed until April 25 due to the pandemic. We will post an update here when we learn how and when the Oscar nominated short films will be distributed.

Support Trenton Film Society

You can support the Trenton Film Society in its mission to screen cutting-edge film and further the Trenton Renaissance by donating your 2020 Trenton Film Festival passes to the Trenton Film Society. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

If you would like to request a refund of your purchase, please email with number of passes purchased, name and current address, and how you purchased your passes. Alternately, if you would like to use your passes at the 2020 Festival to be rescheduled in 2021, you need not do anything. All 2020 passes purchased will be honored on the rescheduled dates.
Best regards,
The Trenton Film Society board of directors

To our Community

Trenton Film Society believes in the power of film to tell stories, including those that are familiar to our individual experiences and those that are not.

We recognize that too often the stories of African Americans have been untold and the voices of African-American filmmakers have been unheard. We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We commit to doing more in the city of Trenton and beyond to provide a platform that welcomes, supports and amplifies black and brown voices through film.

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