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QCFF 2022 Call For Entries

The Queen City Film Festival (QCFF), Western Maryland’s premiere film festival, is held each year in early Fall in Cumberland, Maryland. Founded in 2012, and currently in our tenth year, QCFF 2022 will be held October 6-9, 2022 at The Venue At Mezzos in Cumberland, Maryland. QCFF offers a four-day program of screenings and educational panels, and welcomes filmmakers from around the world. Located in Allegany County, Cumberland offers a delightful blend of hospitality and history; mingled with charming shops, delicious dining, arts and entertainment and lots of events and activities.

Our educational panels focus broadly on Appalachia, historic preservation, and redevelopment for the arts, and often include film presentations such as LowerTown Paducah, Farewell To Factory Towns?, and Through The Place.

Our categories for 2022 are Animation, Appalachian, Cult, Documentary, Horror/SciFi, LGBT, Music and Social Justice. We welcome eclectic fare and encourage submissions that qualify in as many categories as possible. QCFF also embraces and promotes films by Maryland filmmakers and films made in Maryland. We have been pleased to introduce visiting filmmakers to local media.

Submissions are being accepted via FilmFreeway:

Volunteers for production crew, event staff, or screeners should contact for more information, or visit us on Facebook.

General admission tickets for any screening will be $10 at the door, and four-day Festival Passes will be $100 and will be discounted to $75 through August 31. Event passes and advance tickets will be available via Eventbrite. More event info can be found at .

QCFF 2022 is made possible by generous grants from The Community Trust Foundation, The City of Cumberland, and the Rotary Club of Cumberland.

QCFF 2022 is sponsored in part by HomeLight.