Since 2009, the Montgomery Film Festival has showcased short films from around the world. Action, comedy, drama, horror, animation, documentary – you name it. Central Alabama’s annual short film festival provides an opportunity for filmmakers and film lovers to show their creativity and support for the good, the great, and the weird. Now accepting feature-length films in addition to shorts.

In addition to screenings, the Montgomery Film Festival recognizes the best features and short films with our Audience Choice Awards.

The maximum run time for short films is forty-five (45) minutes.

All genres are welcome to interpretation.

All films entries must be submitted as a digital file.

One film per entry fee. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Overall Rating
  • Good festival. This year it was not a competitive festival due to the pandemic and no awards were annouced.

    December 2020
  • David Wise

    I'm so very proud that a Film Festival on this level exist in the city I was born in. The Montgomery Film Festival “brings it” every year. Thank you so very much for including “Once Upon a Time in Montgomery” in this years lineup. Anton, phenomenal job!

    August 2020
  • Brian Elliott

    Thanks for including us in this year's fest! Enjoyed being a part of the Montgomery Fest experience - even in unusual days. peace, b

    August 2020
  • The Montgomery Film Festival did a wonderful job of presenting virtual screenings in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Communication was easy and the presentation was high-quality. Nice job Anton!

    July 2020
  • Mailuki Films

    Really one of our 10 favorite Film Festivals. We will submit more shorts next year. Absolutely!!!

    February 2017