Woodbury Film Festival celebrates bold visions and powerful voices. Power doesn't always arrive through unflinching determination with loud exclamations. Sometimes it sneaks up on you through subtle but vibrant nuance meticulously woven into the fabric of a narrative-- hidden but visible, silent but bright. This is our thirst and our passion. Discovering, cultivating, and sharing bold, entertaining, and transformative film and media to a thirsty, intelligent audience. Our audience wants to be challenged.

We'll open the festival with a bang with an opening gala followed by two days of screenings, panels, and workshops. We'll wrap things up with an awards dinner and mingle.

An eager and receptive audience may be all that you're after, but Woodbury would like to offer you more.

We'll award In-Kind and/or Cash prizes to the winners in each of the categories. Everyone who's film screens at the festival will receive items of value.

Category winners receive are awarded a custom engraved trophy.

While Woodbury doesn't require filmmakers attend the festival, we strongly encourage it. We offer a personalized experience for filmmakers who come to represent their films and give them opportunity to mingle with their audiences.

Q&A sessions will be conducted where every filmmaker can participate. We also will offer workshops and other events that focus on the filmmaker and their audiences.

Films need to have been completed no more than three years prior to submission.

Overall Rating
  • Terrence Turner

    A great festival that screened some amazingly interesting and compelling films. The Festival Director and the Director of Programming were both incredibly supportive of the filmmakers that attended. I was honoured to receive the Best Experimental Narrative Short award for my film "Dishonour".

    March 2020
  • I was honored to have my script, "Little Things Mean a Lot," named Best Screenplay at the first Woodbury Film Festival. Although I was unable to attend the festival, I was very impressed how friendly and professional everyone was in ensuring I promptly received the prizes, including the beautiful engraved trophy.

    April 2019
  • Intimate, warm, and welcoming. I really enjoyed the other films, filmmakers, and staff at this festival.

    March 2019
  • Maura Freeman

    Woodbury film festival is the # 1 festival I have experienced in the year I have been submitting films via Film Freeway. Woodbury Film Festival has created an impressive community of people to organize, run and volunteer for this festival. Indeed all the ratings are 5 star! I'm so glad I was able to join you to experience this rich event. Keep going and thank you!!

    March 2019
  • Kevin Starnino

    Amazing Festival. Proud to have been part of their First Year.

    March 2019