Wheaton Film Festival - 6th Annual (Online)

The 2020 (online) Wheaton Film Festival is now over. Please look forward to the 2021 WFF which is scheduled for November 2021.

The 2020 WFF was held virtually on Saturday November 14th and Sunday November 15th, 2020. It was a weekend filled with virtual film screenings and educational panels. The WFF 2020 was a fun event, and we thank everyone for the strong support in helping to make it happen. 

You may still access the education seminars if your ticket allows such access. If you wish to purchase access to recorded seminars, please see "Book My Place" in the nav bar.

What can be expected from our educational panels? 

We have an array of topics from different aspects of the film industry. Each talk is delivered by experts in their field. You can pick the talks you'd like to see by signing up. Your panel experience is completely customizable by you!

View the schedule
2 days
12 speakers
10 categories

Interested in our film lineups? Check them out!

Montgomery County Films:

WHEATON AWARD for Best Community Story

Scary Story to Tell in the Dark #684 by Carlos Gonzalez-Fernandez


Third Base to Faith by Amina Chaudary


Harry T. Dewey Memorial Garden by Marilyn Stone and Marilyn Sklar


A.R.T. by Raquel LM

Hael by Willie Padin

Student Films:

KAMEN PRIZE for Best Student Film

A Lonely Conversation by Harrison Dove-Green


Valle del Silicio (Silicon Valley) by James Michael Douglas


Lucid by Shelly Ortiz


My Theory on Ghosts by Elijah Barry

Femme Fatale DC by Erica Ness and Daniel Sheffield

The Reunion by Jiayang Liu

Jericho by Tiffany Joy Taylor

General Submission Films:

LEVIN GRAND PRIZE for Best Overall Film in General Submissions

Oleander by Kate Hackett


El Mahal (2019) by Ziad Foty


Daydream by Alec Reyna


Landfill by Heidi Scott

Put it Down by Frankey Barrz, Kris Furnish

"APOCALYPSE NOTES" (Music is in danger!) by Pierre GAFFIÉ

All Hail the Champion by Eric Lochstampfor

JUMP START by Skinny Corleone

Fix My Bike by Rocky McKoy

Ballin': A Kickball Story by Millie Cupp

A Place Called Galet by Arjarn Jin

These Brownies by Benjamin Shapiro

0.6 ft apart by Amit Barnathan

Heretic by Joshua Nicholás Prits

Anagnorisis by Arturo Dueñas Herrero

1865 by Andrea R Mihailescu

Heroes' Honeymoon by Rich West

Superlative Winners:


A Lonely Conversation by Harrison Dove-Green

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (tie, 2 winners)

El Mahal (2019) by Ziad Foty


Scary Story to Tell in the Dark #684 by Carlos Gonzalez-Fernandez


Heroes' Honeymoon by Rich West


Heroes' Honeymoon by Rich West


Saturday, November 14th

11am - 11:46am Festival INTRODUCTION - and - Demystifying the Grant Writing Experience with Paul Marengo (SEMINAR) 

11:46am -12:30pm break

12:30pm - 1:14pm Filmmaking with Virtual Sets with Chris Petracco (SEMINAR)

1:14pm - 2pm lunch break

2pm - 2:51pm Marketing for Impact with Amy DeLouise (SEMINAR)

2:51pm - 3:30pm break

3:30pm - 4:46pm Effective Networking for Media Makers with Melissa Houghton and Linnan Lin (SEMINAR)

4:46pm - 5pm break

5pm - 6:27pm Entertainment Law 101 with John Mason (SEMINAR) 

6:30pm - 7:40pm FILM SCREENING Student Films 

7:40pm - 8pm break

8pm - 8:55pm FILM SCREENING Montgomery County Films

9pm - 10:07pm FILM SCREENING General Submission (Film Group 1)

Sunday, November 15th

11am - 12:12pm Festival day 2 INTRODUCTION - and - Filmmaking: the Next Generation with Meagan Lewis (SEMINAR)

12:12pm - 12:30pm break

12:30pm - 1:26pm Documentary Film Production with Kevin Sharpley (SEMINAR)

1:26pm - 2pm lunch break

2pm - 3:11pm Writing Effective Stories for Script with Maryanne Culpepper (SEMINAR)

3:11pm - 3:30pm break

3:30pm - 4:15pm Technology for Sound Recording and Web Streaming with Adam Levin (SEMINAR)

4:15pm - 5pm break

5pm - 6:58pm FILM SCREENING General Submission (Film Group 2)

6:58pm - 8pm dinner break

8pm - 9:08pm Awards Ceremony

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