The NOVA Fest!

We bring the HOLLYWOOD without the HOLLYWOOD!


We produce 8 DAYS of Screenings, Music, Seminars, Forums, Panels, and Parties all leading up to an Awesome AWARDS CEREMONY!


Our goal is to celebrate our accepted filmmakers, screenwriters, and musicians with the prestige and appreciation they've earned. Our organizers are filmmakers who have run  the film festival circuit and understand the trials and tribulations required to complete a production. 


From day one we give our artists the full red carpet treatment at the beautiful Angelika Film Center at Mosaic. We reward the lonely and tedious work of producers, directors, actors, DPs, editors, composers, actors and musicians with an event that matches their passion.


In our first year (2015) we produced a week long build up of screenings, seminars and social events to conclude with an elaborate Awards Ceremony that capitalizes on a region starved for events related to the film arts. 


We'd love to have you all day, every single day! But by all means we encourage visiting attendees to explore the 'DMV' (DC, Maryland and Virginia) points of interest. Both DC and Maryland are only 10 minutes away. Enjoy the free Smithsonian (museums, galleries and monuments) at the Mall in DC or the new Ferris Wheel at the National Harbor across the historic Potomac River in Maryland.


It is our mission to bring a home to the arts to our area, and a home for travelers from around the globe. Our sponsors will be able to market to an untapped community both locally and abroad. 


We work with artists independent of budget, origin, style or genre. From car chases, to first kisses, to war documentaries, to spaceships, to slipping on a banana peal (and now Rock 'N' Roll to country), it is our objective to celebrate and launch the careers of both veteran and budding artists. This event is for them. This event is for you!

***For one more season (2021) NOVA Fest will go ALL-Virtual. Please take a peek at our SCREENING SCHEDULE and find some fantastic films! And explore our virtual village, THE LAND OF FAME for what's in store next!