Welcome to the 4th Annual Norwalk Film Festival! We are pleased to invite you to three days of diverse and inclusive entertainment, featuring inspirational screenings, insightful filmmaker Q&A’s, interactive workshops, and our "Standing Ovation Award" recipient (TBD).

Norwalk Film Festival was founded by a grassroots group of filmmakers, community cultural leaders, and movie lovers living and working in Norwalk. The theme, “Unity through Diversity through Film,” was chosen to celebrate and acknowledge the many walks of life, ethnicities, and backgrounds of Norwalk residents by providing a window into their lives and the issues they face. NFF supports the goal of Cultural Equity as a critical component to the long-term viability and growth of the Norwalk artistic community. The goal of the volunteer-based NFF committee is to bring local communities together and stimulate conversations generated by the films. The mission will be illuminated and magnified through the Festival’s films and filmmakers, attendees, and the recipient of our “Standing Ovation Award.”

The goal of the NFF is to bring together local communities and stimulate ongoing dialogues generated by the power of cinema.

2022 Standing Ovation Award Recipient-Brennyn Lark
2021 Standing Ovation Award Recipient-Oscar Guerra
2019 Honoree-DJ Caruso
2019 Standing Ovation Award Recipient-Robin de Jesus

We accept films in the stated categories in any genre. We do not have a premiere restriction, but do let us know if this is an international, national, or regional premiere or if this is your first film. All films must be in English or subtitled in English. All films must be original work and clear of hindrances that would interfere with screening at our the Norwalk Film Festival. Foreign films of any genre are welcome. Films entered must be completed after January 1, 2021.

We will consider waivers on an individual basis. Please email the festival with your request.

Overall Rating
  • Andrew Kirschenbaum

    Fantastic festival and incredibly well run. One of my favorite parts was the panel discussions where real industry professional opened up a space to have direct dialogue about various topics like their process of screenwriting or sound mixing. Will return next year without a doubt and thank you for having Nos Vemos Pronto screen at your festival!

    January 2023
  • What an awesome festival! They host a few great networking events for filmmakers. They're very friendly to filmmakers and really make us feel welcome. And they were happy to give me an opportunity to speak on a panel. Couldn't have been more delighted with this festival! Plus, it's a really great quality theater as well with good sound too.

    January 2023
  • This was the first film festival I had work shown at in a while. Their team of volunteers were extremely helpful, venues were beautiful, and most importantly it was a lot of fun. I would recommend going to this festival whether or not you have a film being screened there.

    January 2023
  • Lisa Marie Tedesco

    Wonderful local event in Connecticut! Communication was always open with great networking events and panels. Thanks NFF!

    January 2023
  • Jimmy Cork

    Wonderful festival! Great environment and solid networking opportunity! Wall Street theater is also beautiful.

    January 2023