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Taking Film Submissions for MFoA 2018
Short Film Festival

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 2018 Short Film Festival.

The Film Festival is an outdoor event that will hold its screenings at Crocker Park and Abbot Public Library during the 53rd celebration of the Marblehead Festival of Arts. The premiere screening will be on Sunday, July 1st at 9:00 pm at the stunningly beautiful Crocker Park. There will be a second showing at the Abbot Public Library, Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:30 am at 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead.

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 2019.

Submitting Works to the 2018 Short Film Festival

  • Film genres considered: Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Animation, Music Video
  • Films must not exceed a 15 minute running time.
  • Films should be produced within the past two years.
  • Entries should be submitted on an online screener. 
  • 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 an entry fee of $20 per film. There is no entry fee for students or youth.
  • Submission deadline:  Friday, April 20, 2018
    Adults – Submission format options –  Withoutabox Online, or MFoA Online Form.
  • Youth/Student – Submission format options –   MFoA Online Form only             

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

Youth/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 Short Film Festival submissions by adults will have two options. Withoutabox Online, MFoA Online.  Student/Youth submissions must submit through the MFoA Online option.  So please choose the appropriate option 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

  MFoA Online Submission Form – Taking Applications Now 

MFoA Film Festival Online Entry Form