Calling all northeast region filmmakers!

WRIF (White River Indie Films) is now accepting submissions to the Emerging Filmmakers segment of our 2024 in-person festival, hosted at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT, February 15-18, 2024 in collaboration with JAM -- Junction Arts & Media.

Visit for more about WRIF or contact Emerging Filmmakers Coordinator, Noah Mauchly at with questions.

In the spirit of fostering connections between local, emerging filmmakers and more established filmmakers, selected shorts will be screened before feature films playing at WRIF. Selected filmmakers will be notified of screening date/time prior to the festival in hopes that you can attend! Emerging filmmakers will also be awarded with cash prizes.

1. All self-identifying “emerging filmmakers” who are residents of VT, NH, Maine and Québec are eligible to submit.

2. Film must be UNDER 15 minutes

3. All submissions should be in English or include English subtitles in order to be considered

Overall Rating
  • Hannah Polinski

    It was truly a pleasure to have my film "perennials" included in the emerging filmmaker showcase. Very warm festival with a lovely team that really cares about its participants!

    April 2023
  • Christopher Brown

    Very good communication, selection, and panel events. It was an honor for "Clear as Crystal" to be included.

    June 2021