Submit your film to the 2016 Maryland Film Festival by January 4th!

Attention, filmmakers: the 2016 Maryland Film Festival Call For Submissions is now open! Please help us spread the word! The deadline to submit a film is January 4th–and while we’ll be accepting submissions until then, sending your films and videos to us well before the deadline is a great way to call attention to your work. Act now, don’t wait!
We are looking for high-quality films and videos of all types: feature length and shorts; narratives and documentaries; domestic and foreign; genre work and the unclassifiable. And while we are a general-audience festival, we do consider animation, experimental, underground, music video, and other forms overlooked or marginalized by some festivals.
Stronger consideration is given to films that have NOT had significant prior exposure in the Baltimore market. Screenings in the Baltimore area prior to Maryland Film Festival may result in a film’s rejection, as may certain forms of television, cable, internet, and/or home-video availability/exposure prior to the festival. Feature films that have already screened in Baltimore prior to our festival dates may be disqualified.
Please note that the Maryland Film Festival is a general-interest festival located in Maryland that screens film and video work from all over the world, and NOT solely devoted to films made in Maryland. That said, we do encourage local filmmakers to enter, and have screened some made-in-Maryland films each year.
We are actively working to increase the presence of international films at the festival, and encourage filmmakers from all over the world to send us their work.
The Maryland Film Festival has showcased short films in many unique ways, including devoting our Opening Night to a short-film program, and offering potential screening opportunities beyond the festival.
We are open to films of all varieties and lengths; unique voices and viewpoints are always a plus, as are humor, innovation, and psychotronic content.
Maryland Film Festival is a non-competition festival.
Due to the number of entries we receive, we require that all Maryland Film Festival entries be processed through Withoutabox. This enables us to keep accurate, complete information on all films submitted to us.
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