We are proud to welcome you to Port Orchard's Film Festival. The event will feature talent both local and abroad and encourage networking, growth and shared love of great films. The Port Orchard Film Festival will be hosted at Dragonfly Cinema, an independent theater that was first built in 1914. We look forward to bringing both local businesses and filmmakers together for a fresh, contemporary celebration of film

If your category is not listed please still submit. We may add categories if we have a sizeable amount of submissions in that genre.

A framed Certificate will be presented to the winner of each category.

General Rules:

Submission Deadlines:
Early Bird Submission: by July 15th, 2017
Regular Submission: July 16th, 2017 - January 1st, 2018
Late Submission: January 2nd, 2018- February 22nd, 2018

Port Orchard Film Festival competition categories are open to the United States and International entries.

If the film’s primary language is not English, it must have English Subtitles.

Entries must include contact information, with both an email address and phone number.

Submission Format:
Films must be submitted via FilmFreeway online screeners only.

Festival Promotion:
Should your film be chosen, portions of your submitted material may be copied and utilized for the purpose of promoting your film and the festival. Upon submission, filmmakers grant the Port Orchard Film Festival the right to use excerpts, highlights and/or trailers from the film for promotional purposes/ marketing. Port Orchard Film Festival has the right to screen any film or projects submitted to the Film Festival.

Additional Submission Rules:
Please make a note in your submission if you are local to the Washington State area in the place of a cover letter.
Please make a note in your submission if you are a High School student in the place of a cover letter.
You may submit as many entries as you like however, each submission requires its own entry fee and form.
Works in progress will automatically be disqualified
Industrials or promotional videos are not appropriate for submission
Entry fees will not be refunded
Only submit work which the filmmaker has all the rights.

All decisions made by the Port Orchard Film Festival are final and at their discretion.

Overall Rating
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    Dalepatrick Frost

    For the very first Port Orchard Film Festival, it was a great experience. Everyone was kind and welcoming and it was an excellent opportunity to meet film makers around the area.

    May 2017
  • Great first year! Enjoyed the warm welcome and great program!

    May 2017
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    Val Petrone

    Very happy to be apart of the Port Orchard Film Fest. Even though we couldn't personally attend, the staff was kind and clear when we were accepted. We hope to attend the next time they do this festival!

    May 2017
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    Wanderhouse Productions

    Overall great experience. Cool little festival tucked away in Western Washington. Very hospitable & communicative. Down to earth fest with growing local following.

    May 2017
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    Michael Lyons

    The program for the festival looks to be unique and fun. I was unfortunately not able to attend, however communications with the organizers were friendly and efficient.

    May 2017