1 Ocean City Film Festival
March 5-8, 2020
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.
2 Annapolis Film Festival - Virtually
March 27-29, 2020
The Film Festival can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home via Virtual Presentation!
AAF is providing a good portion of the 2020 programming on a secure streaming platform, The Annapolis Film Festival Channel, in partnership with FilmFestivalFlix.com. The Annapolis Film Festival Channel will include shorts, documentary features and narrative features, as well as discussions with filmmakers. Visit the website for a full listing of all films and showtimes. View the film channel in advance to explore, plan, buy tickets and for sneak-peaks.
3 Maryland Film Festival Goes Virtual
June 12 - 21, 2020
This MdFF is going to be a little different – and a whole lotta fun. Get ready for TEN DAYS of film fest extravaganza: the best of emerging, independent cinema in the world today at your fingertips with our brand new Parkway Virtual Theatre.
The Maryland Film Festival usually runs for five days in Baltimore every May featuring top-notch film and video work from across the globe.
4 AFI DOCS Festival - Virtual
June 17-21, 2020
AFI DOCS will showcase current non-fiction fare in a re-imagined online film festival June 17–21, 2020.
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.
5 Columbia Festival of the Arts - VIRTUAL Film Festival
June 17-26, 2020
This year, the Lakeside Arts Festival is postponed but the Film Festival has moved on-line. Please visit the website for details and enjoy the Films in comfort.
6 North Beach American Film Festival, North Beach
June 26-28, 2020
NBAFF spotlights films that exhibit multi-cultural and diverse aspects of American life. The festival is organized around screening blocks, and offers seminars. At sunset, weather permitting, there are screenings on the waterfront as well. More info...
7 Maryland International Film Festival, Hagerstown
August 28 through 30, 2020
Maryland International Film Festival features films from around the world with meet-and-greets with actors and filmmakers. In March 2019 the Festival presented the Mendez Award to Governor Larry Hogan due to the Governor's support of the expansion of the historic Maryland Theatre, the expansion of the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts and the University System of Maryland Hagerstown. The award itself was named for CIA operative and Frederick resident Tony Mendez whose story was told in the 2012 film, Argo with Ben Affleck. For more info....
8 Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) - Cumberland
October 1-4, 2020
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.
9 Chesapeake Film Festival - Easton
October 1-4 2020
The only film festival on the Eastern Shore curated by industry insiders highlighting films and documentaries that inspire, enlighten and entertain. Five exceptional venues include the Avalon Theatre.
10 Bethesda Film Fest
2020 Festival Schedule TBA
This Festival features short documentaries, local filmmakers and question and answer sessions with the filmmakers. The venue is Imagination Stage.
11 Nepal America International Film Festival, Hyattsville
Returns in 2021
The Maryland Nepal America International Film Festival is organized every year by the Nepal America Film Society. The majority of screenings take place at the Regal Cinemas in Hyattsville. Films from Nepal, America, Asia, South Asia and all over including films from the Global Peace Film Festival Florida along with films from DC, Maryland, and Virginia are screened. Please see Festival Website.