Welcome to the 2nd 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.

2019 Honoree-DJ Caruso
2019 Standing Ovation Award Recipient-Robin de Jesus

Cash Prizes TBD


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 feature. 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, 2019.

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