Join the Discovery.
Hidden treasures of natural wonder and cultural diversity, the Eastern Shore is embodied in the Chesapeake Film Festival. Discover new talent, historical gems, and moving stories from around the world.
2016 FESTIVAL DATES:
October 27th – 30th
Avalon Theater • Easton Cinemas • Academy Art Museum • Talbot County Library
Lots more to come! Stay tuned!
In addition to curating a unique program of compelling productions from the world’s most interesting and entertaining filmmakers, Chesapeake Film Festival is cultivating an emphasis on topics of particular significance to the region and to our community.
The promise. The possibility. There is a special excitement that comes from the discovery of great talent at the very inception of a career.
- Curated selections from world festivals
- Sponsored projects for area film students
- Awards and scholarships for winning entries
- Special access to professional filmmakers
The ardent pursuit of the delicate balance between exploitation and preservation is a hallmark of the Chesapeake Bay region.
- Celebrations of the natural world
- Environmental issues facing our planet
- Stories revealing the impact of climate change
- Partner of the D.C. Environmental Film Festival
In alignment with our area’s rich history, we spotlight and celebrate great achievements in film dimmed by the distance of time.
- Expert guests to reveal and enlighten
- Perspectives on cultural and artistic evolution
- Period themed after-party
- Exotic titles not found on TCM!
“What I love most about The Chesapeake Film Festival is that it’s all about the art; about the love of film.”
George Pogatsia | Actor, producer, director. Law & Order, The Sopranos, The PIzza Tapes, Family on Board.
“The level of artistic interest and appreciation in this area is remarkable and inspiring.”
Cid Collins Walker | Producer, Director, Designer. ARC OF LIGHT: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss
“There are very influential audiences in this area, and important films being shown.”
Suzan Baraza | Director, Editor. Bag It, Uranium Drive-In, American Outrage, Natural Heroes
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Narrative, documentary, and short films that illuminate the diversity and universality of the human condition, in uniquely intimate venues for connecting with audiences.
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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 9th 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 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
40 E. Dover Street
Easton, Maryland 21601
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
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.
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11 South Harrison Street
Easton, MD 21601