Ocean City Film Festival to run March 5-8 in Maryland

Work of local filmmakers among more than 100 films on tap
February 27, 2020

The fourth annual Ocean City Film Festival will screen more than 100 films at popular resort venues Thursday to Sunday, March 5 to 8.

The festival will bring together film lovers and filmmakers from across the globe to Ocean City, Md. The Art League of Ocean City produces the festival along with broad community sponsorship.

Over four days, the festival will screen independent films spanning multiple genres, from feature-length to short horror to social commentary, at the Flagship Cinemas, Carousel Hotel, Fox Gold Coast Theater, Clarion Hotel, and Seacrets.

Local filmmakers, as well as those from across the country and around the world, submitted films to be judged for the festival. Films with local interest were curated by the art league and will have their public debuts at the film festival.

A Hollywood-style opening reception is set for Thursday, March 5, at the Residence Inn where film lovers can party with filmmakers and celebrate the festival kickoff. The festival will conclude with the awards ceremony and party Sunday, March 8, at Seacrets’ Morley Hall. A panel of Eastern Shore media and arts professionals will judge the films and present the awards.

Maryland Film Office Director Jack Gerbes and other film industry professionals will lead a panel discussion on creating and producing films, Saturday, March 7, at the Ocean City Center for the Arts.

Tickets are $99 for an all-access four-day pass that includes unlimited films, the opening meet-the-filmmakers reception with hors d’oeuvres, the panel discussion and the award ceremony; $20 for a one-day film-only pass; or $69 for a four-day film-only pass. Tickets to the parties can be purchased separately for $25, and to the panel discussion for $10.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to or call 410-524-9433. Tickets will also be available at the film locations the day of the screenings on a cash-only basis.