The Fort Langley Film Festival, presented by Creative Compass Society, is dedicated to showcase a diverse selection of shorts, documentaries and feature films to create conversations and inspire growth amongst filmmakers and film viewers from all walks of life. The weekend of independent films is combined with Q&A’s, film talks and the popular 48-hour film challenge, the Fort Flicks, to entertain and inspire festival audiences.

In 2021, the inaugural festival opened in the heart of Fort Langley at the historic Fort Langley Community Hall. The heritage 1931 ballroom was converted to a screening venue for the weekend. A diverse range of independent short films from a broad range of creative filmmakers told powerful stories.

Submit your film and if selected, let us share your film during the weekend festival with a broader audience of fellow filmmakers, film lovers and the film industry. Whether you are submitting a thought-provoking short or simply a fun film celebrating the human condition, your voice is important. We thank you for your passion and perspectives and welcome your creativity in your submission into our 3rd annual Festival.

Creative Compass Society is a non-profit organization, founded in 2018, whose mission is to connect emerging talent with community partners fostering shared learning opportunities across arts disciplines of music, theatre, art and film.

- Fort Langley Film Festival and the Creative Compass Society Team

A festival jury will present awards to films and videos selected as best in category.

Award categories TBA.

Entries must be submitted via FilmFreeway. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English. Entry fees are non-refundable. We have no film premiere requirements or date of completion requirements.

All entries will be viewed by the selection committee. Selected films will be announced on or around January 15th, 2024. All entrants will be notified by FilmFreeway's email system. The festival does not pay rental/screening fees for submitted/selected work.

I have carefully read and understand the complete rules of the festival. By entering your film for consideration for the 2024 Fort Langley Film Festival, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival screening and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to screen your work at the 2024 Fort Langley Film Festival. FLFF finalists, winners & filmmakers of all selected films for the 2023 Fort Langley Film Festival will permit FLFF to use title of the work submitted and the logline, their name, contact information and/or likeness & publicity stills, brief film clips, trailers, and/or film footage in pre & post-festival publicity & promotional efforts and screen the film in it’s entirety on the film festival weekend. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless the Fort Langley Film Festival, Creative Compass Society and any other agents, owners, volunteers and employees of said entities from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

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Overall Rating
  • Alvin Sloan

    I wasn't able to attend, but the communication was excellent and it seemed like an awesome festival!

    March 2023