Nova Frontier Film Festival & Lab


Billy Gerard Frank, Founder/Creative Director

Lydia Darly, Founder/CFO

Submission Policy:

Season: Summer (late June)
Deadline: April (additional deadlines for early/late entry)
Entry: submissions currently closed


Nova frontier arts is a timely film festival and multi-disciplinary lab, passionately committed to showcasing and incubating the works of filmmakers and artists from and about the global African diaspora, the middle east, and latin America. The lab, which is a core component of NFA praxis, educates and mentors youth and emerging filmmakers and artists in filmmaking and media arts from our festival regions, and underserved and underrepresented communities.

Located in Brooklyn, NY the festival works with local partners and organizations like the Billie Holiday Theatre, restoration art, and Weeksville Heritage Center, among others. Nova Frontier Arts promotes intercultural understanding and intellectual engagement through exceptional films and arts, addressing critical social issues of our times while celebrating diversity. With a program of ongoing film screenings, panels, exhibitions, master workshops, virtual reality, and performance arts, centered around the themes of social and climate justice, identity, and immigration.