Wheaton Film Festival

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Wheaton Film Festival


The 9th Annual Wheaton Film Festival, taking place November 11, 2023, is a great opportunity for filmmakers from across the world to showcase their talent and learn about the industry. Everyone is welcome to submit their films, watch screenings, and/or attend the panel discussions. The event will have online distribution and local in-person activities.

Categories for submissions include films up to 15 minutes in length:

  • General Submission- for films of any genre from filmmakers located anywhere in the world.
  • Student – for filmmakers who are currently students or were students at the time of making the film.
  • Local – for films that were produced in or are about Montgomery County, MD in USA and/or produced by a filmmaker from Montgomery County, Maryland in the United States.

Rules & Terms

If you are submitting in the Local category, please provide a brief explanation as to how you qualify.

If you are submitting as a Student Filmmaker, please provide the school you are attending (or attended) and your student number.


Filmmakers are welcome to either submit a FilmFreeway online screener or a YouTube/Vimeo Link. No other submission formats are accepted.

You may enter any film produced within the last 5 years that is 15 minutes or less in total duration. If a film is accepted, entrant will be solely responsible for delivering their exhibition video files in advance via shared cloud drive.

After you submit, please check your FilmFreeway online account to see if your film has been received. Please don’t contact us to find out if your film has been received. Check online.

All accepted films MUST provide a 60 second or less recorded video introduction by the producer or director that will be shown to the audience in conjunction with the film.

Dates & Deadlines

  • Early Deadline: July 1, 2023
  • Regular Deadline: September 1, 202
  • Late Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Notification Date: October 17, 2023
  • Event Date: November 11, 2023

Visit https://filmfreeway.com/Wheaton for more information.

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