The 13th Annual Heritage Film Festival (May 17, 19, 20 of 2018) is a community based, volunteer driven, free event that brings together short films of all genre from novice and seasoned filmmakers, to celebrate independent media. Screenings on 17 and 19 May are in the Greenbelt Library. Saturday afternoon is the Festival's popular Student Film Festival and Student Awards Ceremony. Sunday evening (20 May) is at the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Sunday will include a tribute to Ethel Lewis of PGAHC and George Kochell (Mister Geo), two cultural workers who have served the Prince George's County art community for over 20 years. Admission to all events is free. We encourage audience members to bring non-perishable food items for donation to a local food pantry.

Outstanding student filmmakers receive awards and recognition for their work. Filmmakers must be present to win.

Overall Rating
  • Louise Fleming

    I was glad to be a part of this year's festival. I was particularly impressed with how the film's were curated. There was broad spectrum of work screened. Also it is good that the festival provides a showcase for up and coming student filmmakers.

    May 2018
    1 1 herit logo 2010
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your great review. We really enjoyed having you and your work as part of the Heritage Film Festival. I think people are still talking about those pigeons in your film! Please stay in touch and consider submitting more work for next year's Festival!

  • Willie Padin

    It was very nice festival and the executive Director of the festival was incredibly nice and welcoming. We felt like we belong to the festival family and also the movies were great!

    May 2018
    1 1 herit logo 2010
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words. We were honored to screen your marvelous film, Honra. We look forward to continuing to screen your films for many years to come. It was great meeting you and your family. Welcome to the Heritage Film Festival family - you are a great addition!