The Heritage Film Festival team extends its gratitude to all who helped make the virtual festival possible, with kudos to all of the talented filmmakers. The films are no longer available for viewing. Please visit heritagefilmfestival.org for updates about the 2021 festival.
Founded in 2005, the Heritage Film Festival in Prince George's County, Maryland showcases short films by independent filmmakers. The Festival is a FREE, volunteer-run, locally organized, community event that offers a unique opportunity for independent filmmakers and lovers of great films to view outstanding short films by local, national, and international directors. In keeping with the Festival's theme, "Looking to the Future/Honoring the Past," a broad spectrum of work by seasoned and emerging filmmakers is showcased. This includes films about immigration, family, community, and magic that are thought provoking, funny, romantic, and experimental.
The 2020 Heritage Film Festival is all virtual, providing access to film lovers around the world. The virtual events are free with registration. Viewers are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items or to volunteer at a local food bank.
The Heritage Film Festival is a project of IN VISIBLE COLORS and 6Hearts in partnership with the Prince George's County Memorial Library System, Prince George's County Arts and Humanities Council, Maryland Film Office, and the Humanities Department of Prince George's Community College. The Festival is supported in part by Maison de Jacqui, the Creative Edge Studio Collaborative, and local vendors.
All films will be broadcast at the listed times on this page and will be available for on demand viewing through Monday, November 23, 2020. Featured films are listed below.