Photo credit: Martin Zell, President, Chesapeake Film Festival Image: On the Set of “Iceman” directed by Harold Jackson, III and Board Member of the Chesapeake Film Festival

THIS JUST IN!!! Reserve your EARLY BIRD TICKETS today for all LIVE Screenings and Events for the 17th Annual Chesapeake Film Festival for savings now through July 15. After July 15 VIP Tickets will be $150.

CFF Announces 2024 Festival Dates, Two Important Grants – Open for Submissions through June 5.

We are thrilled to announce that the prestigious Chesapeake Film Festival is now open for submissions on Film Freeway for its highly anticipated 17th edition! Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit their work for consideration for this exciting event, set to take place in the charming town of Easton, Maryland, from September 27 to September 29, 2024. As a platform dedicated to showcasing the best in independent cinema, the festival offers a unique opportunity for filmmakers to connect with audiences and industry professionals alike.

Adding to the excitement, the Chesapeake Film Festival is proud to announce that it has recently been awarded two prestigious grants: the Maryland Humanities’ Marilyn Hatza SHINE Memorial Grant and the Mid-Shore Community Foundation’s Artistic Insights Fund Grant. These grants will further support the festival’s mission of celebrating the art of filmmaking and fostering cultural exchange within the community.

Filmmakers, enthusiasts, and supporters alike are encouraged to mark their calendars and join us for what promises to be an unforgettable celebration of cinema. Please visit our Film Freeway webpage to submit your film and learn more about our festival.

The Chesapeake Film Festival is generously supported by the Mr. and Mrs. Paul Prager on behalf of Bluepoint Hospitality, The Nature Conservancy, Shared Earth Foundation, Maryland Humanities, Maryland State Arts Council, Mid-Shore Community Foundation & Artistic Insight’s Fund, Talbot Arts, the Maryland Film Office, Choptank Electric Trust, Shore United Bank, Talbot County Department of Tourism, Richard and Beverly Tilghman, U.S. Small Business Administration and Easton Utilities.

The MD Humanities Grant has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Historical Trust, an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning which is part of the State of Maryland.

For more information, please contact Cid Collins Walker CFF Executive Director, or (410) 822-3500.

Actor Shaun Woodland speaks following the World Premiere of Iceman: Book One Directed by Harold Jackson, III, CFF 2023.

Student Filmmaker Panelists including L to R, Student Awardees Kat Navarro, Kristian Chitate, James Mertz, Mason Mirabile, Jess Weigandt, Grace and Amin El Siwi.

Highlights from the
2023 Chesapeake Film Festival

View Trailers For Some of the LIVE Films at the 2023 Festival

Iceman: Book One

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Karen Carpenter:
Starving for Perfection

Selections fROM our 2022 Festival

The Chesapeake Film Festival presents our annual curated film showcases that
take a deeper dive into topics that are of special interest to the community.

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The Chesapeake Film Festival is generously supported by the Shared Earth Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Prager on behalf of Bluepoint Hospitality, Enel Green Power, Maryland Film Office, Choptank Electric, Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot Arts, Talbot County Department of Tourism, Artistic Insights Fund, Richard and Beverly Tilghman, U.S. Small Business Administration, The Ravenal Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Easton Utilities and Shore United Bank.