Trenton Film Festival


2017 Trenton Film Festival

March 29 – April 2, 2017

Our signature film festival is an exploration of all things cinematic. Unparalleled in its diversity, the festival ranges from narrative and documentary shorts and features to music video and experimental media. A great opportunity to explore a wide breadth of film and engage in lively discussions with filmmakers!


Submissions Now Open for 2017

The Trenton Film Festival invites filmmakers to submit their work for our 2017 festival, running March 29 through April 2.

Located half-way between New York City and Philadelphia, Trenton is a small city with easy access to one of the largest film markets in the world, yet intimate enough to give new film exposure that might be hard to achieve in a larger place or festival.

To be considered, films must have been completed after 9/1/2015. Categories include Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Animation, and Experimental, Music Video, or Spoken Word. Deadlines are as follows:

Early Bird Deadline: October 7
Regular Deadline: November 1
Late Deadline: December 1

Trenton Film Festival proudly accepts entries via, the world’s best online submission platform. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.


Thank you for a great 2016 Trenton Film Festival!

The 2016 festival featured 55 films from 16 countries, including documentaries, narrative films, spoken word, animation and music videos by filmmakers from as close as Trenton, Jersey City and New Hope to as far away as Romania, Iran and Korea.
See the 2016 Trenton Film Festival winners
See the 2016 Trenton Film Festival line-up
See TFS talk about the festival on Fistful of Popcorn

From Past Festivals

See the 2015 Trenton Film Festival line-up
See Trenton Film Festival on Fistful of Popcorn
See the 2015 Trenton Film Festival winners
See the 2014 Trenton Film Festival winners