Oct. 1-10


Take a look at our preview for this year’s exciting lineup…

CFF Supports the Black Lives Matter Movement.

We are proud to have featured the work of black filmmakers throughout our 13 year history and are honored to present 15 films by black filmmakers as part of our 2020 festival.
We’re committed to providing a platform for conversation and awareness and will continue to be a vehicle for the exploration of social justice, the fight against racism and equality.

Our Mission: Celebrating Film, Strengthening Community

The Chesapeake Film Festival’s commitment to bringing outstanding independent films to the people of the Chesapeake Bay area remains a priority despite the challenges of 2020. Because of the pandemic, CFF has had to figure out an alternative means of delivering those films to you. Our answer is a virtual festival, which extends our potential audience beyond the physical boundaries of the Eastern Shore.

We’re here this year to reach our community during these times of isolation. Inclusivity is our hallmark by uniting our audience in a celebration of cinematic achievement. During times of chaos and uncertainty unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. Mark your calendars for October 1 – October 4 for the 13th Chesapeake Film Festival coming to you at your home.

Here is a sneak preview of some of the films at the festival:

Emanuel Documentary Feature. National headlines blazed the story: Churchgoers Gunned Down During Prayer Service in Charleston, South Carolina. After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, nine African Americans lay dead, leaving their families and the nation to grapple with the senseless act of terror.

About Us. Narrative Feature. In an effort to rekindle their troubled marriage, a young couple revisit the location where they spent their honeymoon eight years earlier. We watch as they navigate the beauty and the pain of love, culminating in a heartbreaking finale as truths are revealed.

Our House is On Fire. Documentary Short. An emerging filmmaker’s commentary on climate change, the utmost damaging problem to homo sapiens because it affects the quality of life for everyone. We all have a responsibility to consider the needs of the Earth’s ecosystem of which all life is dependent.

Check back soon for more information in our 2020 lineup!

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