Clifton Film Fest is an award winning short film festival located in Northern Virginia. What started out as a youth film festival grew to showcase original films made by both Ameuter and Professional Filmmakers locally, nationally, and internationally.

19+ and Student Prizes:

Best Picture- Adobe Creative Cloud
Best Cinematography - Final Draft Software
Best Editing- Red Giant Bullet Software

Thanks to our Judges:
Jason Simmons
Jen Thompson
Bridgette Leahy
Sophocles Grafas
Mike Chillson
Dillon Meyer

• Shorts should be 1-10 minutes in duration (NO LONGER). Remember shorter films sometimes have more impact!

• We accept all genres (Narratives, Documentaries, Music Videos, Animations, Commercials, and Experimental films etc.)

• Your film can be anything original. You have complete creative freedom.

• Student films should be appropriate for that age group. If we do not find your film appropriate we have the right to refuse to play it without refund. Please use your best judgment or contact use prior if unsure. If your film has questionable subject matter and you are under 18 we will have to contact your parent/guardian.

• Please use all original material unless you can get the correct permission.

• Films must be high quality, either 720 or 1080 resolution.

Please read these rules and terms. No refunds will be given if these are not met.

Overall Rating
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    Stephen Wright

    I loved it my film got a great praise from the audience

    July 2017
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    UEK Productions

    We were unable to attend in person, but were kept updated throughout the process by the organizers and treated amazingly well. The people running Clifton are incredible!

    October 2016
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    Kayleigh O'Connell

    The Clifton film fest Is the coolest festival for every film makers.

    September 2016