Community Stories Festival


The 2021 Community Stories Film Festival will be held November 5 - 7. We are currently accepting submissions on FilmFreeway until August 31st.

The festival is focused on contemporary and historical documentaries about the people, places and events of Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia.

What began in 2010 as a one night showcase of Docs In Progress student work has grown to become a weekend series of public screenings of films by everyone from professional filmmakers to first-time adult and youth filmmakers, sharing stories from our local community. Each year, more than 500 people engage with filmmakers, those who have been filmed, and scholars at screenings, discussions and community workshops.

We anticipate the festival will be virtual, but we'll make the announcement later in the summer. The film lineup will be announced in October.

Our 2020 program is available here.