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The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is accepting submissions for the first Bethesda Film Fest, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, at 8 p.m. at Imagination Stage in downtown Bethesda.

Bethesda Film Fest will promote and honor the work of local and regional documentary filmmakers with a formal screening featuring up to five short documentary films.

Filmmakers in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are eligible to submit a short documentary film, 5 to 20 minutes in length. All topics are eligible. Films must have been completed within the last two years. Young filmmakers under 18 years of age may also submit work.

Apply by mailing a completed application and DVD including the documentary to Bethesda Film Fest, c/o Bethesda Urban Partnership, 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. Entries must be received by Dec. 10, 2012.

Selected filmmakers will be invited to show their documentary at the formal screening and will receive a $150 honorarium.

Entries will be viewed by the Bethesda Film Fest selection panel, consisting of Angelica Das, associate director at the Center for Social Media at American University’s School of Communication; David Stern, director of Digital Media at Imagination Stage, and members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District Board of Directors.

For an application, visit or call 301-215-6660.