Come visit the historic downtown district of Grenada, Mississippi. Meet up with some of Mississippi's most creative and innovative minds ! This year we have 30 short movies made by folks from around the world, music by Jake Wood, a swamp talk by local conservationist/artist, Robin Whitfield, and the grand finale: the live theatre play, "Knee Deep", based on writings by Arnold Dyre. This all happens Saturday, Oct. 27th. The event kicks off Friday evening (Oct. 26) with a FREE live band in the downtown gazebo, The Players -hosted by Grenada Chamber of Commerce.

If you're wondering why this is an "Afterglow" film fest, we have spotlight categories for "Feel-Good" films and the Kevin Moore "Inspire Positive Change" award. Spreading Afterglow around the world!

Best AfterGlow Film (Feel-Good) - $100
Best AfterLaugh Film (Comedy) - $100
Best Mississippi Film (Made in Mississippi) - $100
Kevin Moore Inspire Positive Change Award - $100
Pat Rasperry Rising Star Award (Age 18 and under Filmmaker) - $100
Special Jury Award - $100

We are a shorts fest - Only films 30 minutes or shorter will be considered.

We are looking for films in the categories of:
Made in Mississippi Films
Films made by filmmakers age 18 and under
Feel-Good Films
Films that inspire positive change
Comedy Films

Student Category Qualifications (Age 18 and under)
To be considered for our student category, a film must have been produced entirely by filmmakers who are currently age 18 or under. Contributions (besides equipment, encouragement, food and shelter) by parents, teachers, or other adults should be minimal.

Notification/Exhibition of Official Selections
If your film is accepted, you’ll be notified by September 20, 2018 along with instructions for digitally submitting an exhibition copy. Please be prepared to submit an H.264-encoded .MOV or .MP4 via download link.

Executive Director: Isabella Kinder

All submissions should be suitable for a family audience (PG) and should contain minimal language, violence, drug use, and absolutely no nudity or sexual elements. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in immediate disqualification of submissions. No refunds will be given to any submitters.

Overall Rating
  • Alexander Denysenko

    Great festival, with prompt, smooth and clear communication!

    Even I was not able to take part in, Isabella did a really great job, allowing me to be a part of Award Gala Ceremony via a video!

    I really hope to be there for next's year edition.

    And thank you so much for amazing Award statuette with a real Afterglow effect!

    Much love for all festival crew!

    December 2018
  • Santiago Chavarri

    Thank you so much for your price. This festival is great!!!!

    November 2018

    We are thankful to you for selecting our film. Wishing you continued success on your festival.

    December 2017
  • Ryan Kruger

    Such a great festival and great films and the people that run the festival are top notch, i will be sending more films 100percent next year! This festival is not to be missed!

    December 2017
  • Kira Bursky

    I adore Grenada Afterglow Film Festival! Was honored to win "Best AfterTHOUGHT" award with my film "To and From." The fest is run by a lovely team. Thanks, Grenada Afterglow Film Festival!

    November 2017