The Arlington Film Society is the proud producer of the Frame4Frame Film Festival which provides a visual arts forum dedicated to raising cultural awareness and appreciation for the diverse population that exists throughout this community. This festival is committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program. Through the contribution of film, guest speakers and educational workshops, participants will be motivated to greater civic responsibility and making positive contributions that build bridges for bettering relationships between diverse cultures. This positive film experience will unite communities and bring about a greater appreciation of film.
This film festival will screen a diverse collection of films from both studios and
independent filmmakers. The four-day festival is held in the Dallas-Fort Worth area which is a talent-rich film environment. There will be networking events for film enthusiast and artist. Music and other visual arts programs will also be featured. Additionally, we have partnered with our local universities and other educational institutions to enhance the educational seminars and workshops that will accompany the other film activities.

Best Feature Film Narrative ($300)
Best Feature Film Documentary ($300)
Best Short Film Narrative ($300)
Best Short Film Documentary ($300)
Best Micro-Short ($300)
Best Short Film Animation ($300)
People’s Choice/Audience Favorite

1. You must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry materials, and other requirements.
2. Non-English language works must have English sub-titles at the time submitted.
3. The festival requires that all films be submitted via the FilmFreeway on-line screener link only. If unable/unwilling to submit via FilmFreeway contact festival organizers for possible alternative methods.
4. The submission fee will be required for all films submitted. We do not provide waivers.
5. Films must be available September 18 – 20, 2020.
6. All films must have been completed after January 1, 2017.
7. Regular deadline is June 5, 2020 with a $35 entry. Late deadline is June 29, 2020 with a $45 entry fee.
8. Submission of your work is your agreement to (i) exhibit your film at Frame4Frame; (ii) warranty that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at Frame4Frame and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless Frame4Frame Film Festival, it’s parent company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at the Frame4Frame Film Festival.
9. Films invited to participate will be shown in the section determined most appropriate by festival programmers, in their sole discretion.
10. Frame4Frame does not take responsibility for incorrect wording, spelling or other inaccuracies that were submitted by the filmmaker with your submission.
11. Do not send Press Kits with your submission.
12. Accepted films will receive instructions for submitting promotional materials with the acceptance notification.

Overall Rating
  • Frame4Frame was a wonderful film festival where organizers curated unique films that touched several genres. Organizers regularly communicated and it was an intimate setting where we were able to have discussions with filmmakers and attendees. Highly recommend for diverse audience, great energy and quality.

    December 2019
  • I had a blast at this year's festival! It's not because our film "Purgatory" played the opening night before the classic movie "Cooley High" but because everyone was friendly and the communication was top notch! It felt like everybody knew each other but we didn't. I will be submitting again when we have a solid film in the can!

    October 2019
  • Renji Philip

    We had an absolutely great time screening our feature at The Frame4Frame Film Festival. James and his crew did a great job with communication, venue, curation and overall organization. This festival has heart and I look forward to returning.

    October 2019
  • Gabriel Duran

    An amazing festival with some amazing films that is run by some amazing people! It is a very well organized fun and networking festival! I really enjoyed it!

    September 2019
  • Ron Clemons

    Great Film Festival, they communicated everything to me in advance so that i could be ready for the festival. I was glad to see the films on the big screen at Studio Movie Grill. I would recommend this film festival to anyone interested in submitting their film.

    September 2019