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 fifth year, QCFF 2016 will be held October 6-9 at the Cumberland Ramada 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. We have been pleased to introduce visiting filmmakers to local media.
Previous festival favorites include Record Paradise, Led Zeppelin Played Here, Underbelly Blues, M Cream, Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women In Jazz, Bounty Momma, How Sweet The Sound: The Blind Boys Of Alabama, and Subterranea. Our educational panels focus broadly on Appalachia, historic preservation, and creative placemaking, and often include film presentations such as LowerTown Paducah, and Farewell To Factory Towns?. Last year’s festival was our most successful to date, and presented 85 selections including such highlights as Australian aliens (Australiens), Nazi zombies (CADES: Forestglade Of Death), and our popular Happy Hour music video block.
Our categories for 2016 are Animation, Appalachian, Cult, Documentary, Horror/SciFi, Kids/Family, LGBT, and Music. 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.