The Ocean City Film Festival was founded in January, 2017. Hosted by the Art League of Ocean City, this festival is a regional affair that allows both community engagement and networking for artists.
Our festival stands to unite artists with their audiences and allow for an intimate and incredibly unique festival experience that can only be found in Ocean City Maryland. Our second year will feature over 100 films from a variety of filmmakers whether they are locals or from the other side of the planet. (And if any extra-terrestrials care to submit, those are allowed too.)
From March 9th-11th an attendee can expect a unique and diverse cinematic experience only to be found at the annual Ocean City Film Festival.
Awards & Prizes
The Pink Flamingo: The Pink Flamingo Film Award goes out to the film that is most uniquely reflective of Maryland life.
The People's Film: The People's Film Award is the audience choice award- polls will be open at our website.
The Damn Fine Film: The Damn Fine Film Award is the judge's choice award.
In order for a film to qualify for an award, the filmmaker must be in attendance for a portion of the festival.
Awards will be announced at our closing reception, during which the award winners will receive a charming gift basket, courtesy of our sponsors, and an award laurel via e-mail.
Rules & Terms
The OCFF prioritizes uniqueness and diversity, but we ask that all submissions are conducted professionally.
Filmmakers are entitled to 2 admission passes.
We simply ask that applicants, if selected, maintain steady and clear communication with us so that we can plan our event as efficiently as possible.