The Easthampton Film Festival is about celebrating the work of up-and-coming filmmakers around the world, with a particular focus on celebrating local talent and themes. Filmmakers are encouraged to attend and participate in talkbacks. Screenings of short films are curated by theme (e.g. documentary, horror, family-friendly).

Located in the heart of Western Massachusetts's Pioneer Valley, Easthampton is home to a thriving community of artists and musicians, as well as an abundance of excellent restaurants, caf├ęs, and breweries.

Please do not submit material that would be deemed illegal in the United States. By submitting, you agree that up to 15 seconds of any and all submissions may be used in promotional material for the Easthampton Film Festival, in perpetuity, whether or not the submission is ultimately accepted to be screened as part of the festival.

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  • Elias Neijens

    Great Festival, hope to continue submitting there!

    June 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Me too, Elias!

  • Patricia Montoya

    As a local filmmaker I loved being part of the Easthampton Film Festival. I think Chris did an excellent job at creating a lively and engaging that involved as much of the community as possible. event. Thank you.

    June 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Patricia! I thought the talkback in which you discussed your film was absolutely fascinating and I look forward to seeing your next project, too.

  • I loved being part of the collection of films for this film festival's premiere! It is very apparent that Chris Ferry, the festival director, has a deep passion for the craft and those of us dedicated to it. Communication was excellent and the Q & A's were thoughtful.
    I am looking forward to seeing the evolution of this festival and how it grows. Under Chris's leadership, no doubt EFF will be a success!

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Bryan - thanks for these kind words. I was truly amazed to learn that Grafton is the first film you've directed - I was certain you would say is was your tenth. Very few of the films I got this season were as polished, this visually rich and confident. I hope that I'll get the opportunity to screen some of your future work, as well!

  • Alireza Beigi

    Thank you very much Easthampton Filmfestival

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for letting me screen The Cemetery! Good luck with your future projects - I look forward to seeing them, too.

  • Great turnout for my screening, such a wonderful community feel! Loved the venue (Marigold Theater). I will absolutely be submitting again. Thank you, Chris, for making this happen!

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    The pleasure was mine, Melissa. Your work is so extraordinary - I cannot wait to see what you do next. I learned a lot from this first season, and from our conversations in particular. Thank you for participating at both the talk-back at the Marigold and the pre-fest screening at NCB. Great discussions :)