Welcome to the Annapolis Film Festival

Our Festival brings 4 days of incredible films, panels, events, and parties to downtown Annapolis! 

  • Opening Night

    Opening Night is our most in demand screening! The night begins at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts; our Festival home base. We recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the film to guarantee your spot. 15 minutes before the film begins we will open a  cash only rush line to fill any available seats.

    ALL ACCESS, PREMIUM, or FESTIVAL pass will be available at Ticket & Pass Central located at  Asbury United Methodist Church (87 West Street) between 12:00 – 5:00 on Wednesday, March 21st  and 12:00 – 4:00 on March 22nd.  After 4:00 on Opening Night, passes will be available at Will Call in Maryland Hall. If you are an All Access Pass Holder and are not able to pick up your pass prior to the showing, call the our main festival line to make arrangements.

    Parking around Maryland Hall is limited. It is recommended that you park at Maryland Hall, the Park Place garage under the Westin, or at The Boys and Girls Club which is the location of the After Party. 

    No weapons, sharp implements, or oversized bags will be permitted in the screening. Our security team may request to inspect your belongings.

  • Tips and Tricks

    Plan ahead to make sure you have enough time to travel between venues. Most venues are within walking-distance, and two complimentary Annapolis Circulators will travel between all five screening locations. The Circulators will be available from 9:00 am – 12:00 am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

    Please arrive at least 20 minutes before each screening begins. Lines will be divided into general pass and ticket holders and Priority VIP Seating.  Those using priority seating must arrive 15 minutes early to allow other pass holders to be seated. Seating for all others is General Admission and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Space permitting, day-of RUSH LINE tickets may be purchased at each venue. Festival Passes, Student Passes, and Day Passes can only be purchased at Ticket & Pass Central (87 West Street – inside Asbury United Methodist Church). We are only able to accept cash and credit cards during the Festival.

    COFFEE TALKS WITH: On Friday, Saturday and Sunday Coffee Talks With…will be held at the Chesapeake Brewing Company from 9-10 am and priority is given to ALL ACCESS PASS HOLDERS. However, if seats are available they are $20 at the door.

    Saturday BASH is available to SILVER, GOLD and PURPLE Passholders only.

    We cannot reissue passes, so please do not lose your pass. Wear comfortable shoes! Engage with filmmakers and enjoy the experience!