Film Festivals

Since 2015, Blue Forge Films has hosted film festivals for both emerging and established filmmakers. Discover a current festival or scroll down to explore past winners.

Current Film Festivals

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Midnight Film Festival

Submissions welcome until 9am Pacific Time on September 15, 2021.

The festival will be available to watch free online throughout October 2021.

Awards will be announced on November 1, 2021.

Films will be reviewed within 72 hours of receipt and filmmakers will be notified whether or not their film is accepted for the festival. Films must be two to fifteen minutes in length, rated below NC17, and 75% or more of the film must take place at night to be eligible. Submission does not guarantee inclusion in the festival. Submission fees are nonrefundable. Our panel of industry judges changes for each festival. No Blue Forge Films or Blue Legacy staff or artisans serve as judges.

Awards:

Best Film: $100 cash prize and trophy.

Audience Favorite: Laurel certificate.

Best Actress: Trophy.

Best Actor: Trophy.

Best Original Score: Trophy.

The submission fee is $15. After payment, you'll be automatically redirected to a form to send us a link to your film. All finalists will be required to send us a MOV or MP4 of their film.

Past Festivals & Winners

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Leap Film Festival

Watch the entire festival at BlueFlix.

Best Film: Thoughts Past Three

Best Actress: Lisa Rempel

Best Actor: Maxwell DiMarco

Best Original Score: The Fairy Garden

Audience Favorite: Sands of Time

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Perspective Film Festival

Watch the entire festival at BlueFlix.

Best Film: Hills Like White Elephants

Best Actress: Faith DiMarco

Best Actor (tied): Emmanuel Atkinson, Maxwell DiMarco

Best Original Score: Hills Like White Elephants

Audience Favorite: Hills Like White Elephants

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One Room Film Festival

Watch the entire festival at BlueFlix.

Best Film: Capitulate

Best Actress: Amber Rainey

Best Actor: Greg Laurel

Best Original Score: Capitulate

Audience Favorite: The Scavenger Hunt

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Take 8 Film Festival 2015

Watch the entire festival at BlueFlix.

Best Film: Vindicta (The director's cut of the feature film adaptation is due in 2021.)

Best Actress: Faith DiMarco

Best Actor: Gregory Marks

Studio Choice: In the Pudding (Made into the feature film Macbeth the Musical Parody on BlueFlix.)

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Take 8 Film Festival Forest

Watch the entire festival at BlueFlix.

Best Film: The Niobe Strain (The feature film adaptation is due in 2021.)

Best Actress: Angela DiMarco

Best Actor: Nathaniel Devish

Studio Choice: Caught on Film (The web series adaptation of the film is available here to watch for free.)

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Take 8 Film Festival White Room

Watch the entire festival at BlueFlix.

Best Film: Talking to Angels (The animation/live-action hybrid of this film is due in 2021.)

Best Actress: Stacey Venzel, Angela Faro

Best Actor: Ed Stone

Studio Choice: Eat (Combined with Park Dead by Rogue Raven Productions to create a feature film due in 2021.)

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Take 8 Film Festival Catacombs

Best Trailer: Park Dead (Combined with Eat by Rogue Raven Productions to create a feature film due in 2021.)

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Blackwood Film Anthology

Watch the entire anthology at BlueFlix.

Best Film: For the Birds

Best Actor: Bill Read

Best Actress: Faith DiMarco

All participating filmmakers share in the revenue earned from the sale and rental of the dvd and digital edition.

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Saint August Chapel Film Anthology

Watch the entire anthology at BlueFlix.

No awards were granted for this event. All participating filmmakers share in the revenue earned from the sale and rental of the dvd and digital edition. 

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Wonderland Film Anthology

Watch the entire anthology at BlueFlix.

Best Film: Promise of Paradise

Best Actor: Erik Rainey

Best Actress: Lisa Rempel

All participating filmmakers share in the revenue earned from the sale and rental of the dvd and digital edition.

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Spark Forge Film Festival

Best of Show: Tradewind (Adapted into the short film Trade, winner of the Best Shorts Competition for Disability Awareness and available now at BlueFlix.)

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Forge Flashpoint Film Festival 1

Watch all the Forge Flashpoints at BlueFlix.

Best Film: Gender Studies 101

Best Actress: Faith DiMarco

Forge Flashpoint Film Festival 2

Best Film: Tears, Home is Where His Heart Is, Within the Study (a three-way tie)

Best Actor: Maxwell DiMarco

Forge Flashpoint Film Festival 3

Best Film: Buyer's Remorse

Best Actress: Stacey Venzel

Forge Flashpoint Film Festival 4

Best Film: Sands of Time

Best Actress: Brianne DiMarco

Forge Flashpoint Film Festival 5

Best Film: Nothing Less

Best Actress: Amber Rainey

Best Actor: Maxwell DiMarco