Bethesda Film Fest Application
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites filmmakers to submit recent, original work for the fifth annual Bethesda Film Fest, set for Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 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 in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. will be considered. Films must have been completed within the last two years. All topics are eligible. Filmmakers chosen for the 2016 festival are not eligible and may submit again for the 2018 festival.
Filmmakers are required to attend the film festival screening and speak about their work
All entries must be submitted by Monday, Jan. 4, 2017. 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.