Celebrating the art of cinema in Delaware, the Delaware Film Syndicate is hosting its first annual First State Film Festival, featuring a diverse and entertaining selection of short films. Show your support for the art and the amazing local talent pool of filmmakers and actors by attending Theatre N on October 17th at 7pm. Tickets available in advance through Theatre N or at the door.

Awards Categories
· Best Director
· Best Actress
· Best Actor
· Best Supporting Actress
· Best Supporting Actor
· Best Cinematography
· Best Editing
· Best Screenplay
· Best Picture

Submission Qualifications
• Fees cannot be waived at this time
• Upload through FilmFreeway or use DFS website
• Run time – 30 min or less
• Filmmaker is from DE, the film is shot in DE, or a biopic of a famous Delawarean
• Include a short statement of how the film relates to Delaware
• If music or additional film material used in your film is not original, then permission from source must be obtained. The responsibility for this rests entirely with the filmmaker. Failure to obtain clearance could result in your film being withdrawn from the Festival. In this event, the Film Festival will not be liable to refund the fee.
• HD or higher digital submission.
• 18 and up
• G - R rating
• Submissions with excessive profanity, pornography, animal torture or graphic violence will not be considered.
• No limit as to how long ago it was made.
• The Film Festival owes no explanation to applicants that were not accepted. Submission fees are NON-refundable. Submit at your own risk.
• If stills and/or summary is available, please provide for promotional use after winners are announced.
• The Film Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademarks, credits or royalty infringements related to the work. Submission of an entry to this Festival signifies that the entrant understands, accepts and agrees to these conditions.

Overall Rating
  • Well done to all at the First State Film Fest. As someone who's been following Delaware Film Syndicate (or Wilm Film Mob) for a little while now it's great to see that they've had their first film festival successfully. Got to interact with a great number of Delawareans, and I'm hoping they expand to the near tri-state area for next year! Definitely would submit again.

    October 2019