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Tripvill International Film Festival

New York Edition
Sponsored by The International Society for Performing and Visual Arts (ISPVA), Tripvill International Film Festival (TIFF) will be hosting its very first film screening in New York this coming January 2022. With the mission of creating opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists of all backgrounds, the New York Tripvill International Film Festival will be the first of its kind.
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Supported and loved by acclaimed art critics and film & video enthusiasts, TIFF has in recent years quickly risen to be one of the top international film festivals in the industry. TIFF hosts live film screenings, music/screenwriting competitions, and live awards shows. The sole purpose of TIFF is to celebrate the joy of creation, while also building a strong sense of community around the art of visual storytelling. TIFF honors films from around the world with a vast array of awards in different categories and genres. Its mission is to discover diverse new voices and to promote artists’ work through numerous platforms. Independent film and video production have always been here and always will be. New York welcomes this incredible audio&visual experience hosted by TIFF with great pleasure. 


Members of the jury are selected from award-winning filmmakers, videos artists, producers, film & photography professionals, critics, and artists from all over the world. Submissions are evaluated according to a variety of factors of quality and merit, including story-telling ability, technical capability, conceptual depth, visual effects, and more. Each jury member will review all submissions individually first. The jury group will later come together to discuss and come to their final decisions. The festival is a creative event that stands with all the artists involved in the making of work.

The Jury Team


Triptayan Chatterjee

Triptayan is an award-winning independent cinema director with great experience in the industry. Enriched with thought-provoking themes and unique topics, he works most frequently in narrative features and documentary films. Triptayan is currently writing a screenplay for a film that is based on the tribal society in colonial-era Asian countries. 


Dier Zhang

Dier Zhang is a multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York.

Her work is often concerned with the human body, man-made objects, and their socioeconomic expressions. Dier’s work has been shown both in the U.S. and internationally, including Special Special in New York, Vanities Gallery in Paris, and Biennale di Genova in Italy, and others. Her experimental film “Collective Rituals” has won numerous international awards including MEIHODO International Visual Media Festival, L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival, Los Angeles Cinematography Awards, and Golden Valley Global Cinefest. Dier currently works at David Zwirner

Gallery in New York. 


Rafael Martinez

Rafael Martinez is an experienced photographer who currently lives and works in New York. With his fresh takes on contemporary culture and unique photographic sensibilities, Rafael has worked for a variety of international media and publication companies, including Vogue US, Vogue Mexico, The New York Times, New Yorker, Marie Claire, i-D, and Interview Magazine. 

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Jiawei Wu

Jiawei Wu is a multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker who was born and raised in China and is now based in New York. Through her artworks, she explores vulnerability in the sense of self-estrangement. For her, individual memories and emotions are a true narrative, a fluid record of unsteady and tangible experience. She is always experimenting with a deeper narrative that explores the interweaving of time, memory, and experience and their relationships. Her works have won multiple international visual arts and design awards, including GDUSA and NOVUM golden awards. She exhibits her artworks around the world, including in the U.S., Europe, and China.

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Paul Terrie

Paul Terrie is an independent photographer and filmmaker based in NYC. He worked as

a Director of Photography for the award-winning short “Watch me” in 2017. His clients include Bloomingdale’s, Stuart Weitzman, Moda Operandi, Harper’s Bazaar,, Calico, among others. He has also acted as DP for music videos for Bob Gaulke, Peri Mason, Marvin Scholas, Swadesi, and others.

Categories of Awards


Best Experimental Feature

Best Narrative Feature

Best Documentary Feature

Best Animation Feature

Best Experimental Short

Best Narrative Short

Best Documentary Short

Best Animation Short

Best Screenplay

Best Video Art Film


Outstanding Achievement Awards

Honorable Mention Awards

Submission Guidelines

Free Submission:


  1. All types of film & video works are welcome, regardless of subject matter, duration, or year of completion.

  2. Please include all necessary information about your work, including, year, name, duration, etc.

  3. Please include a short artist statement or description of the work

  4. Please submit through Google Drive or WeTransfer links with all required materials. In addition, a link to the online viewing of the work itself is preferred. 


Deadline for Submission:


Please email all applications to:


Screening Date:


RSVP required: 

Please RSVP through to confirm attendance.


*Due to restrictions of Covid 19, the maximum capacity of the gallery is 15 people. Attendance confirmation is first-come-first-served through email RSVP. 



The location of the screening event will be sent through email to confirmed attendees. 


Rules & Terms:

The TIFF and ISPVA are hereby granted the rights to utilize any excerpts, images, and texts from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the festival. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, photography, press reporting, social media exposure, printing, and other promotional channels, and understands as well as accepts these requirements, rules, and regulations. The final interpretation right of the solicitation of works belongs to the initiator TIFF and ISPVA.

Winners of TIFF 2022 New York

Best Documentary Feature: Shudan Huang,《缅甸新娘》(Myanmar Bride)

Best Documentary Short: Kim Baglieri, In Order to Escort Her

Best Experimental Short: Kym McDaniel, a story that doesn’t have to do with me

Best Animation Short: Lisa Wen Dou, The Dream Journey

Best Video Art FIlm: Utah Snyder, Passenger


Outstanding Achievement:

Abe Abraham, Salt Water

Doi Kim, Spark

Bradly Dever Treadaway, 77 Birthdays, Killing Floor

Eva Ludwig,  Trapdoor

Jiahong Liu, Simetra’s Cipher


Honorable Mention:

Henry Sekimotto, Headhunter

Megan Hyde,  A Sea Change

Annie Chen Ziyao, Ms. Meta Meta

Ciaran Short, Race War

Nicholas Motyka,  Tether Tear

On-Site Screening

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open call

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Artists Selection on Rolling Basis

Artists Live Broadcast Interviews Every Two Weeks 

Deadline: Oct. 10

Live Stream Events


Global Live Broadcast

Artists Interview

Online Exhibition: XHale : In & Out of the Age of Coronavirus

Live Broadcasting Artists Interview + Artwork Showcase Series:​ LIFE during COVID-19

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