Bethesda Film Fest Application
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites filmmakers to submit recent, original work for the fourth annual Bethesda Film Fest, set for Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 at Imagination Stage.
Up to five films will be selected to be shown. A film by a young filmmaker, under the age of 18, may also be chosen. Filmmakers whose films are selected will receive an honorarium of $500. Young filmmakers will receive a $250 honorarium. Short (5-30 minutes), documentary films by filmmakers from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia will be considered. Films must have been completed within the last two years. All topics are eligible. Filmmakers are required to attend the formal screenings March 18-19, 2016 and speak about their work. Filmmakers chosen for the 2015 festival are not eligible and may submit again for the 2017 festival.
DVD entries must be submitted by Monday, Jan. 8, 2016. This is not a postmark deadline. Notification of the selection panel’s decision will be sent in January. The selection panel will choose up to five documentaries to screen at the Bethesda Film Fest.
The Bethesda Film Fest will not be held responsible if copyrighted materials or unauthorized materials are included in the film. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to secure proper permission from the copyright holder of music, stock footage, or any other material which could violate another entity’s copyright or exclusive use of the material.