Join us in Annapolis for an extraordinary journey through the world of film and culture! We have come up with the top five reasons why you should attend the 12th Annual Annapolis Film Festival this April. Whether you are a cinephile looking for thought-provoking cinema or a traveler eager to explore new destinations, the Annapolis Film Festival offers an unforgettable experience filled with warmth, hospitality, and community spirit. 


an aerial view of Annapolis to the Chesapeake Bay
An aerial view of historic downtown Annapolis towards the Chesapeake Bay.


1.) Diverse Film Selection

Experience diverse films from around the world, including independent features, documentaries, shorts, and more. The Annapolis Film Festival curates a captivating selection of thought-provoking and entertaining films that cater to various tastes and interests. Celebrities Edie Falco and Jennifer Esposito will showcase their latest films at this year's festival.


Annapolis Film Festival film preview
Join Q&A sessions with producers, filmmakers, and artists.


2.) Historic Charm

Immerse yourself in the historic charm of Maryland's capital! Explore the picturesque streets of Annapolis lined with colonial-era buildings, visit historic landmarks like the Maryland State House, and soak in the rich maritime history of this charming waterfront city. Annapolis has the country's largest concentration of 18th-century architecture; get out and explore it all, or take a tour.


a sunrise over th Annapolis Harbor with a few boats on their morrings
Sunrise at City Dock along the Annapolis Harbor.


3.) Cultural Hub

Discover Annapolis as a vibrant cultural hub during the film festival. Engage with filmmakers, actors, and fellow film enthusiasts in lively discussions, Q&A sessions, and networking events. Experience the city's thriving arts scene through special exhibits, performances, and more. 


A stage with people on it talking about a film.
Connect with locals and visitors alike who share a passion for cinema and storytelling.



4.) Scenic Waterfront Setting 

Enjoy the breathtaking waterfront setting of Annapolis during the festival. Take leisurely strolls along the scenic Chesapeake Bay, relax by the harbor with picturesque views of sailboats and yachts, and dine at waterfront restaurants offering fresh seafood and local cuisine. You can't come to the heart of the Chesapeake without cracking into a tasty Maryland Blue Crab or enjoying a crabcake!


a view of a harbor with a restaurant overlooking the water
Explore the vibrant dining scene in Annapolis!


5.) Community Atmosphere 

Be part of the Annapolis Film Festival's welcoming and inclusive community atmosphere. Connect with locals and visitors alike who share a passion for cinema and storytelling. Experience the warmth and hospitality of Annapolis while forging new friendships and memories during this exciting event. Meet and mingle with festival goers at the Opening Night VIP Gala and After Party! 


To learn more and purchase TICKETS, head to the Annapolis Film Festival website.


Plan your Adventure today!

Downtown Annapolis Lodging

Downtown Annapolis offers a wide array of accommodations, from nautically- and colonially-themed hotels to historic inns and bed and breakfasts.

Walkable Downtown Annapolis

Annapolis is consistently ranked one of America’s most walkable towns for good reason. This quaint, historic, waterfront town has changed little since its inception in the mid-17th century. 

Downtown Annapolis Restaurants

Downtown Annapolis offers every type of cuisine, and every type of ambiance, you could crave.