Spring kicks-off the Film Fest season in Maryland. Check out these fabulous film festivals throughout the state.
Don't miss the Maryland Film Festival (virtual) May 19-27, 2021
The annual film festival, hosted by the Art League of Ocean City, features 100 films by local and international filmmakers of every background and genre. Venues are all around Ocean City, including the Fox Gold Coast Theater, several well-known hotels and Seacrets.
April 1-4, 2021
QCFF offers four-days of screenings and educational panels, and welcomes filmmakers from around the world. Located in Allegany County, Cumberland provides a delightful blend of hospitality and history; mingled with charming shops, delicious dining and a vibrant Arts & Entertainment district. Film categories include Animation, Appalachian, Cult, Documentary, Horror/SciFi, Kids/Family, LGBT, and Music.
April 8-18, 2021 (Virtual with New Platform)
The Annapolis Film Festival includes shorts, documentary features and narrative features, as well as discussions with filmmakers. With more than 70 independent films and panels that inspire, enlighten and entertain diverse audiences on a variety of topics, the festival showcases Annapolis as a cultural arts center.
April 16, 2021 (Virtual)
The shorts docs of the Bethesda Film Fest feature regional filmmakers who are available for discussion after screenings.
May 19-27, 2021
The Maryland Film Festival runs in Baltimore every May featuring top-notch film and video work from across the globe. The festival was launched in 1999, and presents narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, and hybrid works in short and feature-length format.
June 18-20, 2021
The annual film event is organized by Nepal America Film Society which works to bridge culture and knowledge through film. The festival takes place in the Washington DC Metro area (Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC) in collaboration with Nepali Diaspora community organizations, personalities, and other cinematic organizations of the United States and Nepal.
June 22-27, 2021
AFI DOCS is the nation's premier documentary film festival known for showcasing the best in documentary filmmaking from the US and around the world. AFI DOCS harnesses the power of documentary film as an art form and its potential to inspire change.
June 2021 - Stay Tuned for Details
The Columbia Festival of the Arts presents a world class celebration of the arts and entertainment that attracts, engages, and inspires the broad and diverse community it serves.
August 2021 - Dates TBA
The Maryland International Film Festival - Hagerstown, is organized by filmmakers and marketing executives who understand the power of film and support the talent of the independent filmmaker. The Festival encourages the development of filmmaker networks including media, distribution and the association with fellow artists.
October 2-3, 2021 (Live Events)
October 4-10, 2021 (Virtual Events)
The only film festival on the Eastern Shore curated by industry insiders highlighting films and documentaries that inspire, enlighten and entertain. Chesapeake Film Festival plans a two-day LIVE event at our flagship venues, followed by a seven-day Virtual Festival and Speaker Series. The combined events will span from Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3 for the LIVE events, and from Monday, October 4 through Sunday, October 10, for our Virtual events. LIVE event venues will include the historic Avalon Theatre and the new outdoor Stolz Pavillion in downtown Easton.