Welcome to the 5th 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 and interactive workshops.

The Norwalk Film Festival was founded by a grassroots group of filmmakers, community cultural leaders, and movie lovers living and working in Norwalk. The festival celebrates independent filmmaking and emerging voices with diverse backgrounds. The goal of the volunteer-based NFF committee is to bring local communities together and stimulate conversations generated by the films.

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

An Audience Award will be awarded for each block.


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, 2022.

We will consider waivers on an individual basis. Please email the festival with your request. Festival dates subject to change.

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  • As a Norwalk resident and filmmaker I've been watching this festival grow and mature. I'm delighted to have had my short doc Don't Be Dainty ...It's Derby screened at this year's festival. I can't say enough about how profoundly the organizers of the festival understand how to deliver a first class festival experience for filmmakers and the eclectic audience that surrounds the Norwalk area.

    April 2024
  • Had a fantastic time at this festival! Everyone here was so friendly, insightful, and passionate... I 100% recommend! This set a high bar as the first film festival I've attended. Thoroughly enjoyed the panels and getting to meet fellow filmmakers. Thank you Norwalk Film Festival, can't wait for next year!!

    February 2024
  • Mohammad Reza Yarikia

    I was honored that my film was a small part of your big festival. Thanks to the organizers of the festival

    February 2024
  • This is my second year in a row screening at the Norwalk Film Festival and I always have a wonderful experience! The opportunities, networking, quality and organization of the entire event, and the possibility to share my work makes this local film fest a 10/10

    January 2024
  • A nice friendly fest at a lovely theatre!

    January 2024