Village Arts & Film Festival celebrates Indigenous Arts and Films for the preservation and appreciation of culture.

Best Narrative Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Indiginous Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Emerging Filmmaker
Best Cinematography
Best Students Film
Best Visual Artist
Best Exhibited Art
Best Emerging Artist

Film must be epic/ Indigenous/ village setting
Film must have a standard poster
Film must have less than one minute trailer

All photos and trailers provided by "submitter" may be used for any festival promotions.

All entrants certify that they have been given full rights to use any and all music in their films.

If we are notified about any copyright infringement about your work, we will automatically disqualify your film and remove it from our platform.

For wider audience reach, only selected films can participate in online screening on ROOTFLIX. You may opt out from screening your film virtually when you receive official selection letter.

Jury Award winners will be selected by a panel of active film industry professionals. All films go through a screening process and are reviewed by at least two members of the selection committee.

Makers of selected films agree to participate in the publicity for the Festival as well as other promotional events, including the website and social media handles.

Selected film entries will be notified by September 30th before the Festival. Awards will be announced on the final day of the Festival. One award or prize will be given to the individual designated on the official entry form as "submitter".

Filmmakers accepted and attending the festival are responsible for travel, lodging, and all other expenses.

All stated information, eligibility and submission guidelines, terms and conditions of entry, and entry information is subject to change by VILLAFFEST, without notice.

Overall Rating
  • After the selection notification there was no further communication even though I tried reaching out on several occasions. I don't even know if my film really screened there or not.

    December 2022
    Response from festival:

    Sorry, our email server was down during the festival. We screened selected films.

  • Thank you very much
    for everything

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for participating. We look forward to your future projects.