The Heritage Film Festival 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, wich are usually in Prince George's County Maryland, . are now virtual. This year's Festival is 1 month long (21 October - 17 November 2021). Admission to all events is free. Usually we encourage audience members to bring non-perishable food items for donation to a local food pantry.Because this year's Festival is online, we encourage viewers to contribute food items or to volunteer at a local food pantry. Free online registration for this year's Festival opens 21 Sept. Check back for further informaton and to register for free online access.

Due to the current pandemic, this year's Heritage Film Festival is postponed until 21 October, as an online event. Selected works may be included in publicity packages, on social media, and streamed online and on local cable. Any work you submit may be deposited in a local library in Prince George’s county after the Heritage Film Festival ends. Continue to check our website for updated information (www.heritgefilmfestival.org). The Heritage Film Festival does not pay to screen selected work.

All submitted films MUST indicate 2 working contact phone numbers and 2 working email addresses. We will not share this information without your permission.

All submitted work Must be easily accessed through this FilmFreeway site.

Selected work will be screened online for 1 week.

When you submit your work to Heritage Film Festival, you accept full responsibility for the content and for obtaining proper rights to all content in your submitted work.

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  • I really wish I was able to physically attend the 2020 Heritage film festival but do to the Pandemic no one was able to however the virtual experience was wonderful. Its like I received a front row vip seat on line. Their presentation was very professional and easy to register for other to watch. I thank you for choosing my film The Curator to be ran among the other films in your 2020 festival. I watched every fim from the first day up until Saturday. It was truly a great experience. Thank you.

    November 2020
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    Response from festival:

    We also wish we could have experienced your film with you! But now we have that to look forward to in the future, as we certainly hope you continue to submit your films to Heritage. Very happy that you enjoyed the programs - we enjoyed your film and look forward to seeing much, much more of your work. Welcome to the Heritage Film Festival family!

  • Lani Cupchoy

    Grateful that Food Medicine was selected to participate in this year’s virtual film festival. Great communication with the executive director. This is a “must do” space to participate in, especially for community-based filmmakers and artivists.

    November 2020
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    Response from festival:

    We are very happy that you submitted Food Medicine to Heritage Film Festival and we look forward to viewing and screening more of your work in the years to come! Food Medicine was the perfect film to close out our Festival this year. Welcome to the Heritage Film Festival family!

  • SylviaWong Lewis

    Thank you for selecting my film 'From Shanghai to Harlem'! I was honored to be among the amazing line-up. You're my new, favorite film festival I enjoyed the tasty gift too! Continued success!

    November 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank YOU! We were honored to have such a wonderful, insightful film in Heritage! Now we are looking forward to viewing more of your work! Welcome to the Heritage Family!

  • This was one of the best film festivals around. Very filmmaker friendly.

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    thank you for your very kind words! we certainly hope you will continue to submit your work, and be a part of the Heritage family!

  • JMichelle hill

    Wonderful and supportive. They even provided transportation recommendations to get to the location. I will submit more work in the future.

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your very kind review. Your film was a hit! and we are all looking forward to seeing your other work and how this project continues to develop. Best wishes and PLEASE stay in touch!