Trenton Film Society


Final Submission Deadline: December 15, 2015

Trenton Film Festival screens new, cutting-edge film of various genres from around the world, offering filmmakers the opportunity to interact with audiences and connect with other filmmakers at various stages in their career. The 2016 Festival will run March 30 through April 3, 2016.

Final Deadline: December 15, 2015

Trenton Film Festival proudly accepts entries via, the world’s best online submissions platform. Click for more information and to submit with FilmFreeway.

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Awards & Prizes

Prizes will be awarded at the Closing Night Ceremony on Sunday, April 3, 2016 for:

James Solheim Award for Best Film
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Animated Film
Best New Media (Music Video, Spoken Word Poetry, New Media)
Audience Favorite

See the 2015 Trenton Film Festival line-up
See the 2015 Trenton Film Festival winners


Join Us for Our 2015-16 Season!

Quirky Comedy Festival, Friday, 11/13 – Saturday, 11/14

An eclectic mix of comedies from the 1960s through the 1980s, from slapstick parodies to screwball romances to socially conscious satires. Some may be old favorites, some are gems you may have missed.

Oscar Shorts: Thursday, 2/25 – Saturday, 2/27

The ever popular screening of Oscar Short entries in run-up to Sunday, 2/28 Oscar awards ceremony.

Trenton Film Festival: Wednesday, 3/30 – Sunday, 4/3

Unparalleled in diversity of subject matter, technique and filmmaker intention, films range from narrative features and documentaries to new media such as music video and web series. See work from accomplished filmmakers, students and filmmakers just starting out. A great opportunity to explore a wide breadth of film, meet many of the filmmakers and discover the local Trenton filmmaking scene!

International Film Festival: Wednesday, 6/8 – Saturday, 6/11

Compelling, poignant, sometimes funny stories, both true and fiction, from around the world are screened at the International Film Festival. Experience some of the most exquisitely beautiful and thought-provoking film that we screen!