The NBAFF spotlights the best in American Independent Films that exhibit the multi-cultural and diverse aspects of American life. The one day festival takes place in North Beach Maryland.

Jury Prizes:
Best Feature
Best Documentary
Best Short
Best Animated/Experimental
Best Student Film
Best Music Video

Audience Award
Founders Award


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Overall Rating
  • Amy Moreland

    North Beach is the cutest little town, and the film festival was a blast!

    September 2022
  • Breana Greene

    Wonderful virtual festival full of creative films by talented filmmakers this year.

    September 2021
  • The Best Festival. I won the Best Experimental Film Award. Thanks!
    I'm very happy!

    July 2019
  • I was very happy and honored to be selected and nominated in North Beach American Film Festival. Unfortunately, I couldn't attend the events. Hopefully, I will be back soon for the festival. Highly recommended and will return in the future!

    April 2019
  • Chad Eric Smith

    The North Beach American Film Festival was one of the most enjoyable film festivals I've ever attended! First of all, I fell in love with the quaint town of North Beach, MD, which they affectionately call “The Jewel of the Chesapeake Bay". As a native of Washington, DC, which is just about an hour away, I’m surprised that I’ve never been to North Beach, MD before but am happy to now know it exists. Coinciding with the festival was a free premier local craft beverage event called “DrinkMaryland,” which made for such a fun experience in between screenings. I loved walking along the boardwalk, taking in the beautiful sights and sounds, trying locally made wine, cider, beer, and spirits! At NBAFF, I also had the pleasure of being associated with a film screening in one way or another each day of the festival (as an actor in both the opening night feature film and closing feature film, as well as a director of one of the Waterfront Shorts Selections). So, needless to say, that made for a uniquely unforgettable experience. To top everything off, my short film Rumination won "Best Narrative Short"! So, yes! I highly recommend filmmakers to submit to NBAFF. From the friendly festival organizers to the high quality and diverse films selected to the charming town that hosts it, this is one festival you don’t want to miss!

    July 2018