For years local artists in the Bedford region have wanted a venue to showcase their work. Finally, in 2019, after much collaboration and behind the scenes planning, we are excited to present the first Bedford International Film Festival.
The Bedford Film Festival is a one-day event where attendees will have the opportunity to be the first to view films from around the world alongside films shot in your backyard (sometimes literally).

This festival is a competition in which artists submit their films to be judged by their peers and professionals for which prizes are awarded for winners.
All selected films will screen free of charge however only category winners receive any prizes such as but not limited to cash prizes and donated gifts.
The judge's selections are final.
There are no refunds of entry fees should you not win.
Selected films and Winners may attend the festival for the showing of their films and receipt of awards, however, travel and accommodations are at the sole expense of the winner.
Students must include a copy of their student ID to have the entry fee waived.
A single short or film may enter only one category.
You may submit more than one short or film into separate categories.
Entries must be submitted by the deadline.
Films may be in Black and White or Color
Films may not be currently showing at any venue, including Amazon Prime.
Film submitted through our website must include the password if password protected, or the entry will not be included for competition.
There are no refunds should you submit a film that we are unable to access.
Films may be submitted through FilmFreeway or through our website.
Films submitted through our website must be accessible through a link, i.e. YouTube, etc.
We are not responsible for your sound or picture quality during any screenings.

Overall Rating
  • I very appreciate Bedford International Film Festival, good event advice filmmakers to submit their film ! All the best !

    July 2019
  • Fantastic communication throughout the process.

    July 2019
  • GREAT Festival. GREAT team. Very honored for the FINALIST Award for my script WHITE WOLF, BLACK WOLF. Long life to the Festival!

    July 2019
  • Radoslav Stoyanov

    Quite interesting and promising new festival. Excellent selection.
    I'm happy that my project had the opportunity to be part of the festival program this year. Thank you and good luck!

    July 2019
  • The Bedford International film festival is a new and yet growing festival of quality, attention to detail, hospitality, networking and excitement! I am thrilled that they are progressing forward into their second year because we need more quality and options in the state of Virginia! Very thankful for all their hard work! I plan on attending for the second time as well!

    July 2019