The Pegasus Film Festival is open to youth filmmakers under the age of 19 from all across the world.

Our mission is to empower the next generation of filmmakers by providing resources, education, connections, and a platform for young artists to share their work. You can find out more about us at our website:

Join us May 25-26th in Dallas for the LARGEST STUDENT-LED film festival in the country!
The festival is even bigger this year with Scholarships, Awards, and Cash Prizes.

Some of the events for the 2023 Pegasus Film Festival include:

• Opening Ceremony with Refreshments and Live Music!
• College Fair! (Learn more about film schools and meet recruiters and admissions representatives!)
• Networking Opportunities!
• Workshops and Panels!
• Script Readings + Screenwriting Event!
• Student Film Screenings!
• Dinner Banquet Party Under the Stars! (Music, dancing, food, and more!)
• Red Carpet!
• Q+A Interviews with the filmmakers! (Broadcast LIVE!)
• Awards Ceremony! (All filmmakers have the chance to win AMAZING cash prizes, scholarships, awards, equipment, etc.)

• Narrative: Drama
• Narrative: Horror
• Narrative: Comedy
• Narrative: Other
• Documentary/Non-Fiction
• Animation (Any Genre)
• Experimental
• Screenwriting (Under 30 Pages)
• Music Video
• International Films (Any Genre)

Awards will be selected by a panel of judges and industry professionals.

Win Prizes, Scholarships, Cash Gifts, and MORE!

• Best Drama
• Best Horror
• Best Comedy
• Best Documentary
• Best Animation
• Best Experimental
• Best Screenwriting
• Best Music Video
• Best International Film
• Best Directing
• Best Middle School Film (Ages 14 and Under)

• Submission is open to ALL STUDENTS 19 YEARS OLD AND UNDER. All others submitting will be disqualified. Fees will NOT be refunded.
• Runtime must be between 30 seconds and 12 minutes for films.
• Screenplays and scripts must be under 30 pages long.
• Multiple films CAN be entered! You're welcome to submit as many films as you'd like.
• If film is originally recorded in a non-English language, please provide English subtitles to the film
• If you are not able to afford the submission fees, please email Isla McKenna (Festival Director) to request a fee waiver:

It is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes including but not limited to screenings in conjunction with the Dallas Video Association and Pegasus Film Festival. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for public screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Pegasus Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Submission fees are final. We cannot provide a refund.

Overall Rating
  • Great festival for meeting other filmmakers and seeing great films from young filmmakers.

    June 2023
  • Asher Anantham

    Thank you for choosing my documentary "Two Americas"!

    June 2023
  • Eleanor Murchison

    My teacher submitted my film last year and I ended up winning best middle school short. Definitely a fun experience!

    March 2023
  • This was such an amazing experience and wonderful film festival for students! I am honored that my film Prism was selected and screened there among many other incredible student films. This was a great opportunity- PFF truly helps uplift student filmmakers!

    June 2022
  • Alexis Flores

    Lots of fun and everyone was really nice. The networking event before the actual screenings was a lot of fun. I hope they keep doing that.

    August 2019