Submissions

The call for entries for the 21st Annual Maryland Film Festival (May 8–12, 2019) is now open!

If you are a filmmaker whose work has screened within prior editions of MdFF or at our year-round Parkway Theatre, a deadline waiver may be possible. Please send inquiries to your MdFF programming contact or contact submissions [at] mdfilmfest [dot] com with questions.

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SUBMISSION CATEGORIES:

 

Features

For feature films (50 minutes or longer) please note that it is understood that if their feature is selected, the director will be able to attend MDFF in Baltimore May 8–12, 2019 to host their screening(s). The Maryland Film Festival will be able to help defray the costs of travel and lodging.

Also note that, while Maryland Film Festival considers films of all running times, we feel filmmakers should know that films running between 26 and 49 minutes pose a particular challenge for festival programmers; the overwhelming majority of films programmed by Maryland Film Festival have run either less than 25 minutes or more than 50.

 

Shorts 26 – 49 minutes

Short films with running times of 26 – 49 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE: While Maryland Film Festival considers films of all running times, we feel filmmakers should know that films running between 26 and 49 minutes pose a particular challenge for festival programmers; the overwhelming majority of films programmed by Maryland Film Festival have run either less than 25 minutes or more than 50.

 

Shorts 25 minutes and under

Short films with running times 25 minutes or under.

 

Local Features (40 minutes or longer, produced 50% in Maryland)

This discounted category is ONLY for submissions that have 50% or more of the film shot in Maryland. Please include in the Withoutabox cover letter section a few sentences about what cities in Maryland the film was produced in. Proof may be required.

Please remember that while we encourage MD-made films to submit with discounted fees, MD Film Festival is NOT a festival dedicated to MD-made films, but rather a general-interest festival located in Maryland that shows films from all over the world.