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2017 Program In Development!

Watch. Think. Discuss.

With all of today’s movie viewing options, the film festival is still the only place to see great new works, discover hidden treasures, and engage with the heart of an artist.

Building on a legacy of diversity and quality, Chesapeake Film Festival’s 10th annual program will sharpen its focus on stories of particular interest and care to our region and community. Join the Discovery and share your interests!

Chesapeake Film Festival
101 Marlboro Ave, Ste 53 • Easton, MD 21601 • 410.822.3500 • info@chesapeakefilmfestival.com

Board and Staff

Cid Collins Walker,

Allen G. Tomlinson,

Joan Leanos,

Helen M. Orme,

Kimberly Skyrme,
Director of Programming

Elizabeth Ewing

Russell P. Granger

Alexis Nichols

Louise Miller

George Pogatsia

Brendon Poole


Karen M. Footner,
Executive Director

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Destination Information

Main Venue

Situated on a square that looks for all the world like the perfect film set of historic Main Street America, the 400 seat Avalon Theater features world-class acoustics and a revered art-deco style. A destination for international performers and locals alike, the cherished landmark was crowned “The Showplace of the Eastern Shore” upon its completion in 1922.


Avalon Theater
40 E. Dover Street
Easton, Maryland 21601

Air Travel

BWI is the largest of three major airports serving the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area, and also the nearest to the festival at 60 miles. But Easton itself also boasts one of the busiest general aviation facilities in Maryland. Need a private plane for your film festival entourage? Check out Easton Jet Service at Easton/Newnam Field.


Easton Newnam Field
29137 Newnam Road
Easton, Maryland 21601

The Area

From waterman workboats to billionaire yachts, crab shanties to 5-star restaurants, Maryland’s Eastern Shore is among the world’s treasured destinations to those who know of it. And despite a reputation as “the Hamptons of D.C.,” the charm triumvirate of Easton, St. Michaels, and Oxford somehow maintain their relatively undiscovered feel.


Tour Talbot County
11 South Harrison Street
Easton, MD 21601

Nearby Accomodation

The Inn at Perry Cabin

308 Watkins Lane
St Michaels, MD 21663

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The Tidewater Inn

101 E Dover St.
Easton, MD 21601

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The Bartlett Pear Inn

28 S Harrison St.
Easton, MD 21601

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