The Westminster Film Festival aims to bring together student, independent, and amateur filmmakers from across the United States to show off their work and collaborate as artists. This is an opportunity for first-time filmmakers to see their films live-streamed for a wide audience and earn recognition among other local filmmakers joining in.

*Best of Fest: Michael Ivan Schwartz, "But Don't Believe Them"
*Best Narrative Film: Aliza Brugger, "Roadkill"
*Runner up: Mark Clauburg, "The Time In Between The Seconds"
*Best Non-Narrative: Seren Moran, "Via de Neri"
*Runner up: Ziggy Dalton Tokarczyk, "The Voice of the Voiceless"

Best of Fest
Best Narrative Film & Runner Up
Best Non-Narrative Film & Runner Up

-Submissions MUST be from within the United States.
-Submissions must be 25 minutes or under.
-Music video submissions must contain original music and/or lyrics. Copyright laws are still in effect.
-Waivers for submission fees are not available.

Overall Rating
  • Michael Schwartz

    What a great festival pivoting to virtual in 2020. Well done. I appreciate the ease which folks can watch the films over the course of several days with flexibility to their schedules. As a filmmaker, it was a great honor to be included and to be chosen as Best of Fest was a huge cap to a great experience. I'm excited to see what an in-person festival will look like next year. I hope to keep involved.

    September 2020
  • Ryan was super accessible and put together an outstanding virtual festival with a great line-up of films! Thanks Ryan for selecting Box Fort for the Westminster City Film Festival!

    September 2020
  • James Galdamez

    Great turn out! Super hospitable and great location to explore some awesome eats in between blocks. Will return in 2020!

    March 2020