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.
Early Bird Submission: by November 1st, 2018
Regular Submission: August 1st, 2017 - January 1st, 2019
Late Submission: January 2nd, 2019- February 22nd, 2019
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.
Films must be submitted via FilmFreeway online screeners only.
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.