2023 Prince George’s Film Festival Call for Submissions

By Editorial Team on May 2, 2023

Deadline: Wed, 10 May 2023

The Prince George’s Film Office is pleased to announce its call for film submissions for the 2023 Prince George’s Film Festival. The festival invites filmmakers from all over the world to submit their work and be a part of this exciting event.

Now in its second year, the Prince George’s Film Festival aims to showcase a diverse range of films and filmmakers, providing a platform to celebrate the art of cinema. The festival is accepting film submission in various categories including, narrative feature, documentary, short films, animation, and new this year, international and student categories. The new international category will provide a platform for filmmakers from different countries to showcase their work and promote cultural exchange, allowing filmmakers and audiences to gain insights into other cultures and perspectives through the medium of film. By adding a dedicated category for student films, the Prince George’s Film festival recognizes and encourages the talent of young filmmakers and gives them a platform to share their unique perspective.

The Prince George’s Film Festival is seeking groundbreaking and unique films to display for the 2023 festival. Filmmakers are encouraged to send works that show off their unique vision, creativity, and skillset. This is a great opportunity to present a fresh and innovative work that captures the minds of filmgoers everywhere.

The early bird deadline for film submissions is May 10, 2023. Selected filmmakers will be notified on September 1, 2023. Filmmakers can submit film works via Film Freeway at https://filmfreeway.com/PrinceGeorgesFilmFestival.

The Prince George’s Film Festival will take place from September 28–October 1, 2023. The festival will also include Q&A sessions with the filmmakers, panel discussions, workshops, high-powered networking opportunities, and special events.

“We are thrilled to invite filmmakers from around the world to submit their work to the second annual Prince George’s Film Festival,” said Donna Foster-Dotson, Prince George’s Film Festival’s director. “Our goal is to showcase the best of independent cinema and provide a platform for emerging and established filmmakers to connect with audiences.”

The festival’s jury will award filmmakers in different categories, including Best Narrative Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Short Film, Best Animation Film, Best International Film, and Best Student Film.

For more information on the Prince George’s Film Festival and the submission guidelines, please visit www.pgfilmfestival.com.

Founding Festival Partners

The Prince George’s Film Festival is founded and generously supported by the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, Experience Prince George’s, and Bowie State University.

About Prince George’s Film Office

Prince George’s County is steadily becoming a prominent destination for both local and national filmmakers. Whether in digital media, television, commercial or corporate video productions, the film office is here to facilitate production requirements. In 2013, the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council established the Prince George’s Film Office to assist filmmakers with telling stories through film. Their mission is to streamline the path to completing film projects in Prince George’s County by helping filmmakers navigate state and county permits, production protocols, and resources hassle free and expeditiously.


As the legislated local arts agency for Prince George’s County, PGAHC fosters and expands art opportunities for all County citizens and visitors to create a world-class cultural environment where high-quality arts and humanities programs are diverse, equitable, and inclusive. PGAHC leverages its partnerships to support and provide various arts and cultural programming opportunities, art-centered economic development programs, grants as well as advocacy initiatives for legislative support of the arts on the County and State levels.