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.)

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.

And a "Best of" award to each respective category.

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.

The OCFF asks that all submissions are conducted professionally.

The Ocean City Film Fest also allows submissions of all sorts from all over the world, but films from the Delmarva and surrounding regions will gain priority.

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.

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    Jasmin Al-Kattib

    We were very happy that our documentary had its US premiere at the festival and the communication with the festival team was perfect. Unfortunately we couldn't attend, but some of our protagonists were at the screening and told us everything was great!

    April 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the review! We are always happy to support our foreign filmmakers!

  • Wasn't able to make it as I was out of the country, but OCFF still gave VIP passes to my grandparents so that they could go enjoy the festival. They said they had a great time and were blown away by the films and the hospitality of the staff. Hope to go next year!

    April 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Soraya, we are very happy to have featured your work!

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    Sean Danganan

    Great first time experience as an audience member and a filmmaker. Thank you for the opportunity and can't wait to make this annual trip.

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Sean, it was great meeting you and having you in the program. Looking forward to more of your work in the future!

  • They are creating something very special not only for Ocean City but for filmmakers of every genre. I'm honored to have been a part of it and look forward to supporting the festival for years to come. Definitely check it out!

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the review! We were happy to share your film, and we appreciate you attending!

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    Ian Bondurant

    I was amazed that a festival so young could put on a festival so big! They were personable and very accommodating. I would go back to Ocean City just to see the place. The festival is just a HUGE bonus.

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Ian, we appreciate you making it all the way to Ocean City for the event! Looking forward to whatever you send us in the future!