Clifton Film Fest is an award winning indoor and outdoor film festival located in Northern Virginia. We started out as a youth film festival but adapted to showcase original films made by both Ameuter and Professional Filmmakers locally, nationally, and internationally.

Awards & Prizes

19+ and Student Prizes:


Rules & Terms

• Shorts should be 1-10 minutes in duration (NO LONGER). Remember shorter films sometimes have more impact!

• We accept all genres (Narratives, Documentaries, Music Videos, Animations, Commercials, and Experimental films etc.)

• Your film can be anything original. You have complete creative freedom.

• Your film should be appropriate for the community. If we do not find your film appropriate we have the right to refuse to play it without refund. So please Please use your best judgment or contact use prior if unsure. If your film has questionable subject matter and you are under 18 we will have to contact your parent/guardian.

• Please use all original material unless you can get the correct permission.

• Films must be high quality, either 720 or 1080 resolution.

2 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    Mike Chilson

    We were unable to attend in person, but were kept updated throughout the process by the organizers and treated amazingly well. The people running Clifton are incredible!

    October 2016
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    Kayleigh O'Connell

    The Clifton film fest Is the coolest festival for every film makers.

    September 2016