Join us for the Legacy Theatre Film Festival in the quaint village of Stony Creek in Branford, CT. This beautifully restored historic theatre, which was one of the first silent picture houses in New England, was once home to Orson Welles and his Mercury Players. It has since undergone a state-of-the-art 5 million dollar renovation and has opened to produce live theatre in its inaugural year as Legacy Theatre in 2021. The Legacy Theatre Film Festival will have a Panel of Working Professionals and esteemed judges, along with awards for several categories. Each Nominee selected will introduce their film and have Q&A afterwards. The Award ceremony will be the third evening of the three-day Festival. Panels and networking events in partnership with the Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford, CT.

Overall Legacy Theatre Film Festival Winner
CT Filmmaker Award
National Filmmaker Award
International Filmmaker Award
Short Drama Award
Short Comedy Award
Short Documentary Award
Feature-length Drama Award
Feature-length Comedy Award
Feature-length Documentary Award
Best Young Filmmaker Award
Best Actor Overall Award
Best Actress Overall Award

No applications reviewed after the deadline; no refunds for application fees. All Filmmaker minors must have parental/ guardian consent to enter the Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Mark Winik

    The Legacy film festival is a spectacular venue. The attending film makers delivered some highly talented people and films to the festival> Highly recommend this festival for new and seasoned film makers and attendees looking to view some creative film content.

    August 2023
  • Koko VanDernoot

    Such a wonderful film festival and was honored to show our first film!

    November 2022
  • Christopher Rucinski

    This is a great new festival in quaint Stony Creek! Keely and her team are wonderful. Our Northern Shade team unfortunately could not attend in person, but we had an amazing virtual live Q&A and warm reception.

    October 2022
  • Kristina Erikson

    Beautiful theater right by the water, lovely people and a smartly curated selection of films. I had the best time and left motivated and inspired. 10/10

    September 2022