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 are in Prince George's County Maryland. The Festival includes our popular Student Film Festival and Student Awards Ceremony, and 2 evenings of general films. Admission to all events is free. We encourage audience members to bring non-perishable food items for donation to a local food pantry.* This year's Festival is online November 20 & 21, 2020. The online Festival is also FREE. We encourage viewers to contribute food items or to volunteer at a local food pantry. 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 November 20 & 21, 2020 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.

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  • 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!

  • Meet different people from different walks of life who shared the same value in filmmaking.

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We certainly hope you will continue to share your work with us and that you keep us informed about your projects. Maybe you will even submit a new project developed with another Heritage filmmaker? It's happened before. It was a pleasure having you participate in the Festival and we hope to see you again next year, if not before!

  • Rahne Alexander

    What a fun festival! Thank you for including me!

    July 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for your kind words! Your film gave us all a smile. Please continue to let us know of your work, as we look forward to your future submissions!