The Roswell Film Festival takes place in the world famous city of Roswell, New Mexico. Honoring International Feature and Short Films of all genres in the following categories: General Entry (includes Studio Submissions), Sci-Fi/Fantasy (All things Science Fiction), Independent (non-Studio based films), Documentary, New Mexico Based Productions and Composer Soundtrack Sample. Choose the category you wish to enter/compete in. We will select the top films from each category and composer soundtrack pieces to show during the festival and be judged for overall awards.

Taking place annually in April, the Roswell Film Festival hosts Films, Live Independent Music Stages, Special Events, Panel Discussions and YOU in the Alien Capitol of the World.

Finished films in the categories of Feature Films (running time over 60 minutes) and Short Films (running time under 60 minutes) may enter into the festival. Composer Soundtrack Pieces up to 7 minutes may submit.

Entry Fee of $50. The fee for the Festival is for already completed films and soundtracks.

Awards & Prizes

Official Film & Music Selections Laurels, Official Category Awards Laurels, Official Awards Nominations Laurels

The Rossy Awards for Film & Composers take place during our On-Site Festival Awards Ceremony. Announcement of Music Acts Awards follow the Festival as they are judged via live performances.

Top Awarded Films, Composers and Music Acts receive Metal Art Trophies hand crafted by Metalmark Eclectics artist, Josh Berry. Films also receive Write Brothers Screenwriting Software.

Rules & Terms

Visit our site, www.roswellfilmfestival.com for complete rules & terms. Must be followed and most questions are already answered within. Submissions in violation will be disqualified.

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    Jake Reeder

    Unbelievable. Through many technical errors we had Donovan was there through it all and even after the fact with support. A true family mindset at this fest.

    June 2017
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    Michael Berwick

    We are really glad we made the trip over from the UK to Roswell to see our film play out on the big screen. The quality of the screening and the venue made the experience even more worthwhile. Donovan and his family are lovely and welcoming and we really hope to come back to this fantastic festival again in the future.

    May 2017
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    William Klayer

    We were honored to have our short film be part of the Roswell Film Festival. Donovan runs a professional event and communicating with him was always a pleasure. Hope to be a part of it again.

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Bill, our pleasure to meet you and showcase your art!

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    Dava Nasr

    Even though we could not attend, we were very proud to have our instrumental song ROSWELL (by Hein/Nasr) selected, and premiered at the Festival. It was great corresponding with Donovan and we hope to attend in the future. Can't wait to check out many of these films! Congrats to all!

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Dava, we are proud to have you a part this year!

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    Nicholas Valaskatgis

    The Roswell Film Festival was an absolute blast, well worth the trip from Boston! Donovan and his dedicated crew carefully crafted a stellar few days, jam packed with live music and after parties at multiple venues throughout Roswell, it was a great atmosphere to mingle and network in. Donovan, the festival director, was more than helpful whether it was pointing you in the direction of where to find a good burger, or to test screen your film prior to the showing the day of, Donovan was there and on top of everything. We had all around great time met some awesome people and thoroughly enjoyed the UFO&Alien capital of the world! PS New Mexico is stunning, venture off you will be amazed!

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Nick! You guys were great, we enjoyed having you with us and the energy you brought with you. Keep up the great work!