The Endless Mountains Film Festival presented in part by Final Draft, is dedicated to the discovery of new voices in Filmmaking. We also provide panels with various industry professionals, parties and networking events to connect with other filmmakers, and a professional environment where you can exhibit your film and get the most out of your festival experience. Each film submitted to EMFF is screened by our staff and watched all the way through. We love film and we know how hard it is to get your film from page to screen. Each film that is selected to be shown at our festival enjoys the following benefits:

1. Discounts on concessions, hotels, and travel to and from the festival!
2. 2 VIP passes to get you into every film, panel, party, networking event, and our opening and closing night gala!
3. Your film will be shown multiple times! We want as many people as possible to see your work.
4. Every film selected to participate in the festival will be up for all of our cash prizes and awards in their respective blocks!
5. Everything is within walking distance! The town of Wellsboro offers a great selection of restaurants, bars, attractions, shopping, and lodging all located within walking distance of the theatre! And no we don’t mean a mile-long hike. The entire festival takes place in the picturesque downtown Wellsboro.

We want to be the stop for your current project and your projects to come. If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to reach out to us at We’d love to hear from you. Thank you for your interest in the Endless Mountains Film Festival.

Best Documentary (Feature) $1500 + Trophy
Best Documentary (Short): $750 + Trophy
Best Narrative Feature $1500 + Trophy
Best Narrative Short $750 + Trophy
Best Animation Short $500 + Trophy
Best Experimental Short $500 + Trophy
Jury Prize Best of Fest (Short): Trophy
Jury Prize Best of Fest (Feature): Trophy
Best Unproduced Screenplay (Feature): Trophy
Best Student Film Short: Trophy
Best Director (Short): Trophy
Best Director (Feature): Trophy
Best Actor (Short): Trophy
Best Actress (Short): Trophy
Best Actor (Feature): Trophy
Best Actress (Feature): Trophy

1st Place Best Un-produced Screenplay: 2 VIP passes to attend the film festival

*All prizes are awarded at the discretion of the festival.

Submitting your Film:

 All films must be submitted no later than April 31st, 2024.
 Please submit all films through
 Entry Fee is paid through
 All films must be in English. If your film is in another language other than English please include English subtitles.
 Short films should be no longer than 30 minutes.
 All Student film entries must be accompanied by a valid student id. Please email us at
 All entrants will be notified by the first week of June 2024 as to their inclusion in the festival.
 All entrants selected will receive a two complimentary VIP passes.
 All entrants not selected will receive one VIP pass if they wish to attend.
 All award winners must be present to receive their awards. Cash prizes and awards will not be mailed.
 Once a film is accepted a digital copy of your film must be made available to download. Hightail, dropbox, Youtube, and VIMEO(preferred) are acceptable. If you are unable to digitally upload your film please contact us at Must be an MP4.
 We do not accept works in progress.
 The Endless Mountains Film Festival strongly encourages female filmmakers and minority filmmakers to submit their films for inclusion into the festival.
 Upon acceptance into the festival, filmmakers agree to allow the Endless Mountains Film Festival to use footage from their respective films for the SOLE purpose of marketing the festival and any associated events.
 Upon acceptance into the festival, additional instructions will be emailed.

Overall Rating
  • Burr Beard

    Though I did not make it to the festival I am very appreciative for being selected!

    November 2018
  • Amr Al-hariri

    “Endless Mountains Film Festival ” is a very competitive festival that can grant credibility to the veteran film makers. Yet the judges have an open mind when it comes to new out of the box projects that are very creative, innovative, and artistic.
    Add to that, organizers and staff exhibit excellent communication at every stage.
    Highly recommended.

    September 2018
  • Mac McStravick

    Great communication, and effort to keep Submitter informed. Enjoyed

    September 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Mac!

  • Bonnie Harper

    We really enjoyed EMFF. While we have shown films in many locations, it was our first time to PA and it didn't disappoint. Really charming town with friendly people. The venue was spacious and seeing our film on a big screen at an actual movie theater was just fantastic and we really had opportunities to mix with other filmmakers as well as the locals. The organizers also had cool swag too! We are already planning what to submit for a return next year.

    September 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Bonnie! We loved getting to meet you and screening "The Man In the Room"!

  • We had a great time at this festival. Super friendly for filmmakers, interesting line up of films, great small town of Wellsboro, lots of great hiking in the area!

    September 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Christian! We loved screening "Gunner Jackson"!