Sept. 30 - Oct. 9,


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.

The Chesapeake Film Festival Board and Staff

Martin Zell

Sandy Cannon-Brown
Vice President, Environmental Programming

Mike English
Vice President, Marketing Communications Coordinator

George A. Nilson, Esq.
Vice President

 Pamela Bernstein

Philip Morrison

Monda Raquel Webb
Programming Coordinator

Ted Adams
James Currie
Elizabeth Ewing
César González
Harold Jackson
Liza Ledford
Irene Magafan
Arna Meyer Mickelson
Brendon Poole
Kimberly Skyrme


Nancy Tabor
Executive Director

Cid Collins Walker
Festival Director

Bill Dennison
Tom Fish
Alexis Nichols
George Pogatsia
Kindall Rende

Contact Us