At Fredericksburg Film Festival (FFF), we celebrate the creation of creative, innovative, independent cinema, from short films to narrative and documentary features. Submissions to FFF are now open, and the extended deadline will close on February 1st, 2024. We will screen the selected films in the gorgeous Jefferson Room at Fredericksburg Square. The screenings will be followed by an awards ceremony on Sunday, April 7th, and the festival will end with additional screenings for our award-winning films.

Each film will be paired with a delicious craft beer from Water’s End. Water’s End is an award-winning craft brewery and member of the Fredericksburg Area Beer Trail, brewing wonderful beers such as the Don’t Haze Me Bro! IPA and Damn Beer Golden Ale. Each feature film will be paired with a full pour of a selected beer, and each block of short films will be paired with a beer flight.

If you have a film that you would like to submit, we encourage you to do so on FilmFreeway by February 1st. Tickets for FFF will be available once our films have been selected, and can be purchased through For any questions regarding submissions, please contact our Programming Director, Ryan Cudahy, at

Fredericksburg Film Festival is a can’t miss, one-of-a-kind event in both Fredericksburg and the film community at-large, and we are excited to begin this creative journey!

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Audience Choice - Feature
Audience Choice - Short

Fredericksburg Film Festival does not require premiere status for any selected films.

Works-in-progress will be considered for selection, but a final cut must be provided before the festival.

Once accepted, a letter of consent must be signed by the film's director or producer.

Press materials will only be accepted once film selections have been announced.

The Fredericksburg Film Festival reserves the right to use any additional clip or clips from accepted entries, up to three minutes in length, for publicity purposes.

Fredericksburg Film Festival will not pay to screen any films. Should any film require a licensing fee, it will not be eligible for an award.