September 06, 2021
January 06, 2022
May 18, 2022
September 06, 2022
September 27, 2022
September 30, 2022
October 01, 2022 to October 02, 2022
The main goal of Washington Film Festival is to present the most exciting and inspiring new works on film being made today, and equally, to promote an understanding and appreciation of the world through moving pictures.
We welcome you improve troupes, repertoire theatre companies, film makers, workshops, casting directors, performers, and artists of all kinds to call us home.
At Washington Film Festival, you'll have a supportive community with an expansive industry network, experienced, knowledgeable film festival professionals.
Awards & Prizes:
Best Film; Best Short Film; Best Producer; Best Score Special Award; Best Narrative Feature; Best Foreign Film; Best Narrative Short; Best Music Video; Best Documentary Feature; Best Screenplay; Best Documentary Short; Best Student Film; Best Experimental; Best Animation; Best Director; Best Actor; Best Actress; Best Film Audience Award; Best Actor Audience Award; Best Actress Audience Award;
Rules & Terms:
1. Submission Format
Any online submission
2. Submission Eligibility
- There is no premiere policy for short films and music videos.
- Works-in-progress and films with distribution are accepted.
3. Premiere Status
- There is no Premiere policy for short films and music videos, they may have screened at other Festivals and/or online.
4. Submission Fee
All submissions for WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL are to be paid by credit card. The submission fee is non-refundable.
All shipping and postage costs for the submission package and, if the film is selected for the Festival, for all DVDs and additional materials sent to and returned from WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL must be borne by the submitting party. WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL will not accept Cash On Delivery shipments. WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL will not absorb any fees incurred in USA customs. All charges must be pre-paid. WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL will not accept submissions if customs and delivery fees have not been paid by the submitting party.
6. Selection of Films
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
- Quality of narrative and production values
- Independent nature of the production
Successful submissions will receive an online Filmmaker Festival Pack that will include important information on shipping the film to the Festival, press and publicity, guest accreditation, contact information and how to make the most of participating in the Festival.
8. Festival Screenings
Any online submission