The Maumee Film Festival celebrates the art of creativity, filmmaking and storytelling. It allows aspiring filmmakers the unique opportunity to see their work projected on a movie screen in the iconic and beautiful Maumee Indoor Theater. The festival also celebrates the city of Maumee, a peaceful community situated along the scenic Maumee River in Northwest Ohio.

Previously, we have accepted short films only, however; we have expanded the event to feature longer running films.

Student Rates apply for Short Film submission fees - please clarify if you are a High School or College Student

A panel of judges will select the winners in a variety of categories with cash prizes going to the top three winners in each category.

All participants must follow the complete list of terms and conditions set forth on the Maumee Film Festival website. In addition, the Maumee Film Festival reserves the right to use the film for various purposes, which may include but are not limited to:
● promotional video
● video on the websites and social media sites for promotional purposes
● printed materials developed and distributed by the Maumee Film Festival.
There is no time­ limit on the validity of this release nor is there any geographic specification of where these materials may be distributed.
I represent and warrant that the video created for submission to the Maumee Film Festival competition is original and does not infringe upon the copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property rights of any third party. If the video created for submission to the Maumee Film Festival becomes the subject of a claim, suit, or allegation of copyright, trademark, or patent infringement, the Maumee Film Festival shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to reject or otherwise disqualify the submission.
I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Maumee Film Festival, its officers, employees, boards and commissions, volunteers and agents from and against any and all claims, actions, costs, judgments, or damages of any type relating to the production or distribution of the video submitted to the Maumee Film Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Dan Edwards

    We were thrilled to be part of the Maumee Film Festival! The screenings were well attended and the vibe was fantastic ---passionate people coming together to enjoy a weekend of solid films. Having a venue like this is critical to independent filmmakers like me, so thank you to the staff for their hard work and commitment. I look forward to submitting and attending next year.

    March 2020
  • Fernando Lopez

    We enjoyed the venue and the films screened. Communication leading up to the festival was good. I'd recommend a better Social Media presence and independent audio level for each film as some were really loud and some very quiet.

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for the feedback! We sincerely appreciate it for festival planning.
    Best of Luck to you on all future film projects!

  • Always love maumee film fest. Great people. Great focus on local films as well as out of town films. Good networking. And everyone is so darn nice.

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, It was an honor screening your film and we wish you the very best with all of your future projects!

  • Excellent festival, the organizers are doing a great job growing the event every year. With adding a second day and also speakers, my only observation is that the audience was spread out over more offerings so crowds seemed small.
    The festival opening party was a wonderful opportunity to network with filmmakers, adding a group on Facebook for festival alumni or an inclusion in an optional networking email with contact information may be a way to also help people connect.

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the feedback! We would love to pack the house for every film block. We will keep working on it. In the meantime, best of luck with your film projects!

  • Rick Harrison

    This was the best experience. Good people, good show! The presentations I would have like to go to them. But they were going on the same time as the films were being shown.

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for the feedback!