Regional filmmakers are invited to submit short and feature-length films and home movies for the fifth annual Cabin Fever Film Festival sponsored by the Franklin Park Visual and Performing Arts Center and the Town of Purcellville Arts Council.   

This festival highlights local tales and talent films, student productions, and vintage home movies, with emphasis on films made in Purcellville or by residents in the Purcellville area. 

To celebrate the fifth year of this festival, prizes will be awarded for Best Student Produced Film, Best Loudoun-Focused Film, and Audience Favorite. Prizes will be provided by the Franklin Park Visual and Performing Arts Center, the Purcellville Arts Council, and Visit Loudoun.

Entries should be no longer than 90 minutes and a minimum of 1 minute.  All films should be in digital format on a flash drive or on a DVD.  Any subject matter is acceptable keeping in mind that the Cabin Fever Film Festival is a family-friendly event.  Films can include live action, stop motion, animation, etc.  

The entry fee is $10 for one entry and $5 for each additional film entry. Films may be dropped off at the Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, between Dec. 1 and Dec. 17.  All films will be reviewed and filmmakers will be contacted shortly after the submission deadline as to their acceptance and scheduled showing time block.

A copy of the application can be found at with a link on the home page.  

The festival will be held Jan. 28-29 at the Franklin Park Visual and Performing Arts Center

Questions should be directed to center manager Elizabeth Bracey at or 540-338-7973.