2018 Trenton Film Festival
Submissions now being accepted now through November 1, 2017!
The Trenton Film Festival invites you to submit your film for our 2018 festival, running March 22-25, 2018 at the historic Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton, NJ.
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 1/1/2017. 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: September 1
Regular Deadline: October 1
Late Deadline: November 1
(Submission fees increase after September 1 and October 1)
The Trenton Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com. For more information and to submit online, visit: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/TrentonFilmFestival
Thank you for a great 2017 Trenton Film Festival!
The 2017 festival featured 37 films from 14 countries, including documentaries, narrative films, spoken word, animation and music videos by filmmakers from as close as Pennington, NJ and Philadelphia to as far away as Israel and Serbia, as well as a panel discussion with local filmmakers about filmmaking for social causes.
Thank you to all of our filmmakers for making the 2017 festival an unparalleled success! We are pleased to announce this year’s award winners:
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?
(Israel, Dir. Tomer Heymann)
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Owsia (Darkened Water)
(Iran, Dir. Alireza Dehghan)
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
(US, Dir. Dax Phelan)
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
(US, Dir. Ted Schneider)
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT, HONORABLE MENTION
Pasquale’s Magic Veal
(US, Dir. D.J. Higgins)
BEST ANIMATED FILM
(US, Dir. Gung-Kai Koo)
BEST NEW MEDIA
Can You Decide
(Italy, Lu Pulici)
(US, Dir. Amy Frear)
JAMES SOLHEIM AWARD FOR BEST FILM
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?
(Israel, Dir. Tomer Heymann and Barak Heymann)
From Past Festivals
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
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