Bethesda Film Fest

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites filmmakers to submit recent, original work for the 12th Annual Bethesda Film Fest, set for April, 2024. The festival will be will feature in-person screenings of the top selected filmmakers in downtown Bethesda. Short (5-30 minutes), documentary films by filmmakers from 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 2023 festival are not eligible and may submit again for the 2025 festival. Festival films will be selected by a jury made up filmmakers Addie Moray, Kamilah Thurmon, and Randall Blair.