The Westminster Film Festival aims to bring together student, independent, and amateur filmmakers from the DC/Maryland/Virginia region to show off their work and collaborate as artists. This is an opportunity for first-time filmmakers to see their films screened at a live venue and earn recognition among other local filmmakers from around the region.


Best of Fest
Best Student Film
Best Short Narrative
Best Documentary
Best Experimental Film
Best Animated Film
Best Music Video

-Submissions MUST be from DC, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, or Pennsylvania
-Submissions must be 15 minutes or under
-Student submissions must be from current high school/college/film school students
-Music video submissions must contain original music and/or lyrics. Copyright laws are still in effect.
-Waivers for submission fees are not available