The Virtual Chesapeake Film Festival is Almost Here

Thursday, October 1—Sunday, October 4, 2020

Four Days. 46 Films. FREE!

Don’t miss this year’s Chesapeake Film Festival!  The 2020 Virtual Chesapeake Film Festival is coming to you Oct. 1 (9 am EST) – Oct. 4 (12 pm EST), 24/7, wherever you may be.

There is NO registration for this free event, just go to and click on the button to enter the festival on October 1.

Also, right now, all our trailers are available to you by going to 

The Virtual Festival is our gift to film lovers in our community, and beyond, in the difficult times precipitated by CoVid-19.   While participation is free, donations are appreciated.


The Chesapeake Film Festival is a 501 c3 charitable organization. 

You can select the films you want to watch, and when and where you choose to enjoy them.   The Virtual Festival benefits our filmmakers, too, with the amazing opportunity to present their films to an audience without borders. 

Now in our 13th year, the Chesapeake Film Festival invites you once again to savor an explosion of cinematic flavors, including dramas, comedies, documentaries and animations.  From 5-minute shorts to 90-minute features, the Festival offers something for every cinematic taste. 

Mark your calendar now!

Coming Soon:

Starring Tom Hanks in this riveting film which honors the art of old typewriters.

After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, nine African Americans lay dead.
Produced by Viola Davis.

Check for more information. For questions, call Nancy Tabor, Executive Director at 443-955-9144 or contact her at

The Chesapeake Film Festival is generously supported by the Shared Earth Foundation,the Maryland Film Office, Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County Arts Council, Talbot County Department of Tourism, Artistic Insights Fund, Richard and Beverly Tilghman, Karen and Langley Shook, U.S. Small Business Administration, Talbot CARES Small Business Grant and The Ravenal Foundation.
Funding has been provided to Chesapeake Film Festival from Maryland Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.
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