Call for Submissions: Chesapeake Film Festival - DEADLINE May 15

Against the charming backdrop of Easton, Maryland on the Eastern Shore, the Chesapeake Film Festival is the ideal venue to celebrate film this Fall. Screening films at the historic Avalon Theatre, CFF welcomes both newcomers and experienced filmmakers to submit films to be considered for this year’s festival being held October 12-14.

We have expanded our shorts, environmental and student programming; and added slots for narrative and documentary features. We’re looking for compelling dramas and comedies, with topics spanning social justice; climate change; the African American experience; the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay; and the influence of the arts on American life.

Festival Awards will be given for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short and Best Student Short films. Awards will also be given for Best Actor and Best Actress, Best Director and Best Editor. Other special award categories may be announced.

The regular deadline for submissions is May 15. The notification date is July 30. Upon request, films submitted receive critical feedback from an expert panel of reviewers whether the film is accepted to the festival or not. Important to note is that the festival also waives submission fees for student films until June 15. Details can be found on filmfreeway.com.

Submit your film and you could win a spot at the only film festival on the Eastern Shore to bring together filmmakers and diverse audiences of film enthusiasts for an annual weekend festival in Easton, Maryland.

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