Events

Thursday March 2nd

4-6:30pm  Opening Reception

Holiday Inn Suites / Coral Reef Restaurant
1701 Baltimore Ave, Ocean City

Join us as we kick-off the 7th annual Film Festival event! Film lovers can mingle with festival organizers and filmmakers– producers, directors, and actors– from this year’s selections. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar.
Included in your Thursday pass or 4-Day Festival Pass.

9-11pm After Party

Seacrets / Main Bar
117 49th Street, Ocean City

Join us as we kick-off the 7th annual Film Festival event! Film lovers can mingle with festival organizers and filmmakers– producers, directors, and actors– from this year’s selections. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar.
Included in your Thursday pass or 4-Day Festival Pass.

Friday March 3rd

12-1:30pm Unscene Productions Panel

Ocean City Center for the Arts
502 94th Street, Ocean City

Have an insightful discussion with the creative team at Unscene Productions, known best for titles like Reggie’s Forest (2020), Peninsolation (2022), and Hedgehog (2023). Moderated by Maryland Film Office Director Jack Gerbes.

All are welcome!

5-7pm First Friday Reception

Ocean City Center for the Arts
502 94th Street, Ocean City

Our monthly art exhibit opening reception expands to welcome Film Festival attendees at our beautiful bayfront gallery. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Coins Pub & Restaurant and beverages sponsored by PKS Investments.
Free and open to the public.

9-11pm After Party

Cambria Hotel
13th Street & Louis Ave, Ocean City

Happy Hour prices & discounted lite fare menu.

Saturday March 4th

8-9am Coffee and Conversation with OCFF Organizer B.L. Strang-Moya

Princess Royale Lobby
9100 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City

Learn all about the festival and recap this year’s selecting in an informal morning meet and greet.
All are welcome!

11-1pm Regional Film Industry Professionals Panel

Ocean City Center for the Arts
502 94th Street, Ocean City

This panel will feature a variety of professionals, offering different perspectives on motion picture production including cinematography, editing, producing, acting, and more! Moderated by Rob Waters of W Films.
All are welcome!

6-8pm Rolling Into Happy Hour

Ocean Downs Casino
10218 Racetrack Road, Berlin

Join our fellow filmmakers and film lovers as we network and roll the dice.  Complimentary hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Ocean Downs Casino and Happy Hour cash bar. Join the fun and receive your $10 free slot play and 2 drink tickets.

Must be 21 and over to enter the Casino.

Included in your Saturday pass or 4-Day Festival Pass.

8-9:15pm “End of the Word” John Waters Performance

Ocean Downs Casino
10218 Racetrack Road, Berlin

We are honored to welcome legendary filmmaker, artist, and author John Waters to the OC Film Fest. His all-new, fast-moving, comic monologue about today’s despair and diseases, desires and desperation breaks through with an insane optimism that welcomes all audiences into a new dawn of depravity.
Must be 21 and over to enter the Casino.

General Admission ($89): includes performance and $10 free play.

VIP with Meet & Greet ($159): includes premium seating to performance, meet & greet, $10 free play and 2 drink tickets.

9-11pm After Party

Residence Inn by Marriott
300 Seabay Lane, Ocean City

Happy Hour prices & discounted lite fare menu.

Sunday March 5th

8-9am Coffee and Conversation with OCFF Organizer B.L. Strang-Moya

Jay’s Café
2305 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City

Learn all about the festival and recap this year’s selecting in an informal morning meet and greet.
Free to All!

12-2pm Awards Luncheon Ceremony

Princess Royale Oceanfront
91st Street, Ocean City

2023 Ocean City Film Festival awards with complimentary lunch and cash bar.
Included in your Sunday pass or 4-Day Festival Pass.

5-7pm Wrap Party

Seacrets
117 49th Street, Ocean City

Happy Hour prices & discounted lite fare menu
All are welcome!