We invite both aspiring and seasoned filmmakers to submit films for our Film Festival. We show 90 minutes of film genres of Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Animation, and Music Video, each ranging up to 15 minutes. We accept films from all over the world.

Film Festival works are intended to show the many ways that film and video can be used as an art form to inform and express. They are not commercial films of the sort that you can find in your standard multiplex.

The Film Festival is both an outdoor/indoor event that will hold one of its screenings at Crocker Park, above Marblehead harbor as a background, and one at Abbot Public Library during the July 4th celebration of the Marblehead Festival of Arts. For the Library showing, we invite filmmakers to a Q&A session after the showing.

For a list of recent films that we have shown, please visit our website home page at MarbleheadFestival.org/

Adult Division
Open to all Adults
Best of Show: $125.00
Outstanding Work: $50.00
Honorable Mention: Ribbon
People’s Choice: Ribbon

Youth/Student Division
Open to students through Grade 12 (ages 18 and under)
Best of Show: Ribbon

Written Certificates for all of the above awards

Chance to partake in a Q&A after the showing.

Film genres considered: Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Animation, Music Video
Films must not exceed a 15 minute running time
Films should be produced within the past two years
Entries should be submitted on an online screener
Adult Division submissions include ages 19 and up
Student division includes youth and students to grade 12 and up to 18 years old

Adult submissions must be accompanied by an entry fee of $20 per film. There is no entry fee for students or youth.

Submission deadline: Friday, April 24, 2020

Adults – Submission format options – see Marblehead Festival of Arts website

Youth/Student – Submission format options - see Marblehead Festival of Arts website