Born in Baltimore Film and Photography Festival
deadline May 9
The 2022 Festival will offer both in-person and virtual exhibition venues, with Judges’ deciding how and where work will be shown. The virtual exhibition will launch Monday, June 27.
The Festival seeks images, sounds, and textures that are uniquely Baltimore. In addition, the Festival will consider submissions representing locations beyond Baltimore that reflect on Baltimore subject matter and themes, stories and images of city life and city neighborhoods; of ports, barbershops, and houses of worship; of jazz and rap; of blue crabs and marble stoops.
Capture your world and your vision on film, and share with a wide audience. We want to hear from you!
Born in Baltimore will consider photographs, short films, and short shorts. Photography submissions are limited to 3 images. Films must be between 30 seconds and 10 minutes in length. Short shorts are non-narrative videos 10 to 30 seconds long, and must be a single take with incidental sound only. Films in all languages will be considered. Dialogue in languages other than English should be accompanied by subtitles. (Short shorts don’t require subtitles.)
Documentary, fiction, animated, and experimental films; music videos; and stand-alone excerpts from longer works are all welcome. Artists are encouraged to use their best judgement when submitting material featuring illegal activity, explicit sexuality, or explicit violence. Films and photographs with strong sexual content or gratuitous, graphic violence may not be accepted.
All entries must be original. Use of any third party materials, including third-party prose, song lyrics, photography, or video requires permission of the copyright owner. Filmmakers are encouraged to use their own original music or music created by their friends. This is an opportunity to get your work out there where it can be heard!