March 18th 2023
Bayside History Museum
4025 4th Street North Beach, Maryland 20714

A documentary film festival geared to shed light on personal stories, causes, and historical events.

​Jury Prizes: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Animated/Experimental, Best Student Film, Audience Award, and Founders Award

Awards are given for the following categories:

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Animated/Experimental
Best Student Film
Audience Award
Founders Award

SELECTION OF WINNERS & PRIZES

FILMS WILL BE SELECTED BY FILM VILLAGE JURY ALONG WITH THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMMER & PRODUCER. FROM THESE SELECTED FILMS THE TRUE TO LIFE AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED.

FILM VILLAGE IS NOT LIABLE NOR WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS OR UNAUTHORIZED MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE FILM. IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT TO SECURE PROPER PERMISSION FROM THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OF MUSIC, STOCK FOOTAGE OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL WHICH COULD VIOLATE ANOTHER ENTITY’S COPYRIGHT OR EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE MATERIAL.

FILM SUBMISSION NOTES

 FILMS MUST HAVE BEEN COMPLETED WITHIN THE LAST THREE (3) YEARS
 IF YOUR FILM IS SELECTED, YOU MUST PROVIDE A HIGH RES MP4
 ALL NON-ENGLISH FILMS MUST HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES
 NO EDITS OR CHANGES WILL BE MADE IN FILMS BY NBAFF FOR ANY REASON
 NBAFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INVITE FILMS
 THE SUBMISSION OF ALL FILMS REPRESENTS AN AGREEMENT TO THE POLICIES SET FORTH IN THE RELEASE FORM AND THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

I hereby agree to permit my film to be screened at the True To Life Documentary Series. I am the sole owner of all legal rights and title and have the authority to submit the enclosed materials to Film Village. I guarantee that all rights necessary for a film festival screening have been obtained.

I will indemnify and hold harmless the Film Village, individually and collectively, from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities 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, publicity, screening, credits, and loss of or damage to the screening materials entered.

I understand that, unless otherwise specified, Film Village provides no financial compensation for any exhibition of my work.

Film Village reserves the right to use the submitted publicity information, photos, and excerpts in its marketing and publicity, including online formats, for the festival and any other uses related to the promotion of the festival.

Overall Rating
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Networking
  • Really solid awards program. We didn't win in our category, but we felt the judging was fair and comprehensive. And it was clear that the work had been really looked over because during the networking segment, we received feedback that would only come from in depth jurying. Everyone was incredible. The crew working the event were excellent.

    October 2016
  • Shawn Leister-Frazier

    This was such a great and exciting experience. IndieCaptiol did a terrific job making film makers and actors feel that their work is greatly appreciated in the DMV area. From interviews, to photographs, to awards and even beautiful nomination certificates, they really thought of everyone. I also made a lot of new worth while connections. If you're in the DMV area, this is something you should apply to without hesitation.

    October 2016