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City of Alexandria Film Festival Seeks Entries

Deadline for submissions: August 15

News Highlights

  • The fourth annual Alexandria Film Festival will be held November 4–7, 2010
  • Top films to be awarded $1,000 in prize money
  • Early Bird and online submissions receive an entry fee discount

More Information

The fourth annual Alexandria Film Festival, scheduled for November 4-7, is soliciting entries from U.S. and international filmmakers. Three cash prizes will be awarded to top films at the Festival: Best of Show ($500), Jury Prize ($300) and Audience Award ($200). Accepted film genres include narrative features, documentaries, shorts, and animation.  Deadlines for entries are: Early Bird Deadline: July 15; Regular Deadline: August 1; and Late Deadline: August 15. Regular fees are $35 for feature-length films and $25 for shorts. Discounts are available for those who enter by the Early Bird Deadline; late fees apply to those who enter by the Late Deadline.

The Film Festival will again partner with Withoutabox, the film industry’s premiere online service platform, to accept online film submissions. To submit films online, please visit All online submissions will receive an entry fee discount.

This year’s Festival is led by Pat Miller, Chair of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts. “Last year’s Festival attracted 158 film submissions from 14 countries,” said Miller. “This year, we will be involving a larger panel of judges to include previous attendees, film enthusiasts, filmmakers and film and video professionals. Not only will this provide us with critical input, it will broaden our support base.”

The Alexandria Film Festival is sponsored by the Alexandria Commission for the Arts and the Office of the Arts.  For more information or to obtain entry forms and submission guidelines, visit For additional information, call the Alexandria Commission for the Arts at 703.746.5588 or

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call the Alexandria Commission for the Arts at 703.746.5588 (TTY 703.838.4902).