Announcing our brand new SHORTS CHALLENGE

A Live Pitch CONTEST at the 2018 film festival

For the inaugural year, the topic is women/girls issues at home & around the globe.
Please submit a synopsis of your short film concept that meets this theme. No more than one page is allowed. Both narrative and documentary concepts are accepted. Please send a photo deck of prospective film subjects and/or a written description. Video clips allowed, but not required. Send a personal bio/resume as well as a short preliminary budget. Email to by Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.

Five film projects will be chosen for a live pitch session to be held in front of a festival audience. Filmmakers will be flown in and will have 5 – 7 minutes to pitch their stories and show optional short clips to 3 industry judges on the stage who will critique the pitches in front of the audience.

The prize-winner will receive camera, lighting, and post-production packages. The short film will premiere at the 2019 Annapolis Film Festival, should it meet our usual standards.


FILM SUBMISSIONS are now closed.
Filmmakers who have submitted will be notified by January 10, 2018.

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