We are proud to welcome you to The West Sound Film Festival. The event will feature talent both local and abroad and encourage networking, growth and shared love of great films. The West Sound Film Festival will be hosted at The Historic Roxy Theatre, an independent theater in Bremerton, Washington and the Bremerton SEEfilm. 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 January 15th, 2023
Regular Submission: January 16th- May 12th, 2023
Late Submission: May 16th, 2023- June 1, 2023

West Sound 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 West Sound Film Festival the right to use excerpts, highlights and/or trailers from the film for promotional purposes/ marketing. West Sound 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 West Sound Film Festival are final and at their discretion.

Overall Rating
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  • This is my second year attending and I’m more than honored to have won Best Student Film, for “Dawn Rising.” What makes it truly an honor is to be surrounded by great talent and great people who make this festival possible every year. Amy and her team always do a great job and they are always listening to filmmakers about ways to make the festival even better.
    Whether you are attending as a filmmaker or an audience member, this is an all around great film festival to be a part of. It’s location in Bremerton creates a great small community atmosphere to connect with other filmmakers and audience members. An all around fun weekend and I can’t wait for next year!

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words. It means the world to us that you have had such a great experience.

  • Matthew Swager

    First time having a film shown after helping them for years. Glad to see my student's work on the big screen. Hope to have more films next year.

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for being a part of the festival this year and we can't wait to see more of your students' work!

  • The West Sound Film Festival is one of the most filmmaker-friendly festivals I've ever been a part of. Amy Camp and her team communicated frequently and clearly, hosted free filmmaker breakfasts to encourage networking, held screenings in the beautiful historic Roxy Theater within walking distance to many great places to eat and drink, put films posters up in windows near the venue and programmed quality film blocks. This is such a fun and expertly run festival we'll be submitting to for years to come!

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! We were thrilled to receive your entries and we can't wait to see more of your work.

  • It's rare to see a festival assembled with as much care as what Amy Camp has created here. The huge amounts of love and support shown to the filmmakers and to the festival by the local community really is astounding. I recommend all filmmakers give this festival a chance, you will love it!

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! Your support means the world to our team and we appreciate all your kind words!

  • Very happy to have had my short doc filmic/poem, "Pvt. Ravel's Bolero" as an official selection, followed by "Soldier"" a great doc at a great festival. Cheers! Keep up the great work!

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! We wouldn't be here without the support of all of our incredible filmmakers.