This Year’s Chesapeake Film Festival Has Largest Attendance Ever

George Nilson, President of the Board of Trustees of the Chesapeake Film Festival, announced that “it is clear that we more than doubled last year’s ticket revenues and attendance. Four days and 48 films in three cities and five venues—that growth and the buzz during the festival has inspired us to double our effort to bring exciting film experience to the shore through the winter and spring, leading up to next year’s festival. We will not go into hibernation. We are profoundly grateful to our sponsors, advertisers, institutional partners and the thousands of film fans who attended. The excitement, increased audiences and revenue point to a bright future for the Chesapeake Film Festival and its programming. The growth of the festival greatly contributes to the Midshore cultural scene and its tourism/economic development.”

On the final night of the festival, an awards ceremony was held at the Avalon Theatre where thirteen films received awards for their accomplishments. See who won at this year’s festival.

Take a look at our marvelous film festival. Click here for photos from this year’s festival.

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The festival takes place at five venues:

Avalon Theatre
40 E. Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601

Academy Art Museum
106 South Street, Easton, MD 21601

Cambridge Premier Cinemas
2759 Dorchester Square Cambridge, MD 21613

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 North Talbot St.
St. Michaels, MD 21663

Dorchester Center for the Arts
321 High St
Cambridge, MD 21613

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. Learn more.


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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