Live Festival

Sept 30 – Oct 1, 2023

Virtual Festival

Oct 2, – Oct 8, 2023

About The Festival

Founded in 2008, it is the mission of the Chesapeake Film Festival to entertain, empower, educate and inspire diverse audiences of all ages by presenting exceptional independent films and events. We offer outstanding filmmakers, experienced and emerging, a forum to showcase and discuss stories of compelling interest to our local and global community. Because of our location on the Chesapeake Bay and our diverse population, we prioritize films that focus on the environment and social justice issues. The Festival also strives to be an economic engine for the Eastern Shore by enticing visitors to experience exceptional films, world-famous seafood, art, and the beauty of our waterways.


Martin Zell

George A. Nilson, Esq.
Vice President, Development

Sandy Cannon-Brown
Vice President, Communications
and Environmental Programming

Mike English
Vice President

Sarah Idoni
Development Coordinator

Philip Morrison

Monda Raquel Webb
Programming Coordinator

Ted Adams III
James Currie
Elizabeth Ewing
Harley Gates
César González
Cedric Hill 
Harold Jackson III
Liza Ledford
Bud Loscomb
Irene Magafan
Rhonda Mendoza
Brendon Poole
Kimberly Skyrme


Nancy Tabor
Executive Director

Cid Collins Walker
Festival Director

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