The Maryland Film Festival is no longer accepting submissions for the 2023 festival. The organization has decided to postpone the festival until 2024, when it will celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Please note that the deadlines listed to the right are no longer active.

In order to make the 25th Maryland Film Festival the best possible celebration and to support the organization’s sustainability over the long term, the organization’s leaders felt it was necessary to spend the next few months developing a revised business model and plan that takes into account changes in moviegoing habits.

We are deeply grateful to the many filmmakers who submitted films for consideration. The Maryland Film Festival refunded all submissions as of December 2021.

The festival will return in 2024, and we look forward to working with brilliant filmmakers from around the world to put on another wonderful festival in Baltimore.

Overall Rating
  • Abdul Sesay

    This was truly one of my best experiences at a Film Festival. This was so professional and very organized. There were so many great films to watch and filmmakers to interact with. I would definitely recommend filmmakers to attend!

    September 2022
  • Cleo Handler

    this was a wonderful festival / overall experience. the shorts block was fantastic, the events were super fun, the programmers were great, and i felt really well taken care of as a filmmaker. thank you so much MDFF & highly recommend!

    July 2022
  • We are beyond impressed with the Maryland Film Festival. An impeccably curated and organized event with a wonderful sense of community and heart. Not to mention the dream-come-true of a venue that is the SNF Parkway Theatre! We will be attending this festival again in the future, regardless of whether we make another eligible film.

    May 2022
  • Kate Weare

    We loved working with The Maryland Film Festival! They were amazing and personable in all their communications - very warm and thoughtful. You really feel that adventurous cinephiles run this festival and we were honored to be included! We will definitely be applying again in the future.

    May 2022
  • Dylan Boom

    Phenomenal festival! It was the first time that the fest was back in person and we had the honor of being part of the opening night short films, it was truly awesome. Would love to come back!

    May 2022