Since 1990, the Rosebud Film Festival has worked to recognize and honor the innovative, unusual, experimental, and deeply personal in regional film and video making, and to offer audiences with the finest in locally produced, contemporary work.

All film types are welcome for submission, including features, shorts, fiction, documentary, experimental, animated, web series and music videos. The competition has previously been open exclusively to DC, Maryland, and Virginia filmmakers, but is now open to all submitters.

Five winners—including one Best DMV film in honor of our prior tradition—will be announced at a gala awards celebration. In addition to promotional opportunities and special screenings, the five winners will each receive $1,000 cash.

Awards & Prizes

-(5) $1,000 cash prizes
-Film will be broadcast on Arlington Independent Media's public access television station.
-Awards trophy.
-Promotional opportunities.

Rules & Terms

Since 1990 the Rosebud Film Festival has worked to recognize and honor the innovative, unusual, experimental, and deeply personal in film and video making, and to offer audiences with the finest in contemporary work. All films submitted must fit those criteria in some way. The top 5 films across all films submitted, including 1 best DMV film, will receive a $1000 cash prize. All foreign language films must be subtitled in English.

I hereby enter the above-named film/video in the 2018 Rosebud Film Festival (Rosebud), operated by Arlington Independent Media (AIM), competition and hold all necessary rights for said production. I understand that Rosebud and AIM will not be responsible for accidental damage to, or loss of, my entry or any other materials submitted, nor will they be liable for any legal actions, which may arise in connection to this production. If nominated, I understand I must provide the festival with production photos, promotional materials, and an exhibition copy of my work. I understand that, unless otherwise specified, Rosebud and AIM provides no financial compensation for any exhibition of my work. I understand that if my work is nominated, excerpts may be used by Rosebud for promotional purposes through December of 2018. I understand and am authorized to accept all of the terms listed under the submission guidelines, and I agree to abide by all guidelines.