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 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.

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
  • Timothy Cruz

    They communicated extremely well and were very organized. I love the PNW!

    May 2018
  • Aimie Vallat

    We had a great experience with the Port Orchard Film Festival. The communication with the staff was fantastic. We also had incredible feedback about our film and really great support at our screening. All the films in our block were outstanding and we were honored to be included with them. I highly recommend this festival!

    May 2018
  • Randy Kerr

    A fantastic festival to attend both for filmmakers and the audience. Amy and her staff were highly attentive, friendly, had great communication, and numerous networking / eating opportunities. A very generous festival, well-run, especially for only being its second year! Port Orchard is a great spot to visit and the participating local businesses made the festival all the more fun. Great job!

    May 2018
  • Martín Klein

    Great variety of categories! Excellent comunication! It was wonderful to be selected and win a mention with our film "Variations" this year!! Thanks Amy Camps and Port Orchard Film Festival!! Hope to be there soon!!

    May 2018
  • Ben Johnson

    Wonderful festival. Very genuine people, good technical quality. Will go again for sure.

    May 2018