Long Winter Short Film Festival

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Short Film Festival Call for Entries



We Invite You to Submit  Your Short Film.
See below for Entry Information and Forms

The Marblehead Festival of Arts is considered by many to be the finest July 4th celebration of the arts on Boston’s North Shore. We invite both aspiring and seasoned filmmakers to submit films for its 2017 Short Film Festival.

The Film Festival is an outdoor event that will hold its screenings at Crocker Park and Unitarian Universalist Church during the 52nd celebration of the Marblehead Festival of Arts. The premiere screening will be on Monday, July 3rd at 9:00 pm at the stunningly beautiful Crocker Park. There will be a second showing at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Tuesday, July 4th on 28 Mugford St. at 10:30 am.

Films selected will be eligible for cash and other prizes. The selected films may also be screened at the Festival’s Winter Short Film Festival in February 2018.

Submitting Works to the 2017 Short Film Festival

  • Film genres considered: Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Animation, Music Video, Experimental/Performance
  • Films must not exceed a 15 minute running time.
  • Films produced within the past two years are preferred.
  • Entries should be submitted on an online screener but may be on DVD screeners
  • Adult Division submissions include ages 19 and up. Student division includes youth and students to grade 12 and up to 18 years old.
  • Adult submissions must be accompanied by a entry fee of $20 per film. There is no entry fee for students or youth.
  • Submission deadline:  Friday, March 31, 2017
    Submission format options – Adults – Withoutabox Online, MFoA Online Form, or MaiI In
  • Submission format options – Youth/Student –  MFoA Online Form or Mail In              

For more information, or to contact us directly please use our Contact Form and choose Film Festival from the drop down menu.

Adult Division

Open to all Adults
Entry Fee: $20.00 per film


Best of Show: $125.00
Outstanding Work: $50.00
Honorable Mention: ribbon
People’s Choice: ribbon

Student Division

Open to students through Grade 12 (ages 18 and under)
No entry fee for students

Best of Show (Student division): ribbon

 This year Film Festival submissions by adults will have all three options below (online screeners preferred) Withoutabox Online, MFoA Online or Mail In.  Student youth submissions will have two options MFoA Online or Mail In.  So please choose one of these options below to enter your film(s).

Withoutabox Online Submission Form

Withoutabox is world wide service for film festivals both large and small.  It provides film creators with a central depository of creative film. Festival Judges will be able to review the films that have been submitted.


To submit to this years Marblehead Festival of Arts Short Film Festival Click Here

 Mail-In Submission Form

If you prefer to mail in your submission, please download the .pdf form below:
For printable mail-in form Film Festival Entry Form Click here
Once completed, please mail it, along with your DVD and entry fee (if applicable), to:

Marblehead Festival of Arts
Attn: Film Festival
PO Box 331
Marblehead, MA 01945


 MFoA Online Submission Form – Taking Applications Now 

MFoA Film Festival Online Entry Form