Film Festival Screenings


ArtX brings in the best of the Ocean City Film Festival! Enjoy these creative short films. You can meet the producers and sit in on a quick Q&A. The Ocean City Film Festival showcases the works of regional and international filmmakers of every background and genre and is produced by the Art League of Ocean City. 

1PM: The 2019 Ocean City Film Challenge. 45 minutes.
by Trevor Taylor. A man contemplates the ancient people that once inhabited Ocean City.
“OC Inlet: The True Story”
by Brett Hammond. Investigative reporter Flake Newsmin shares the true story of how the inlet was cut.
“B.L.’s Barhop: the Harbor Inn”
by B.L. Strang - Moya. B.L. Strang - Moya pays a visit to Maryland’s oldest liquor - licensed bar.
“A Day and the Life of an Ocean City Tourist”
by Tom Taylor. A mockumentary PSA on the dangers of J walking.
“Time Flies”
by Campos Media. At the Ocean City Air Show, kids dream of becoming pilots.

3PM: The 2020 Ocean City Film Challenge. 45 minutes.
"Escape 2020"
by Derek Silver. Stricken by anxiety, depression, and paranoia a couple attempts to escape 2020, if only momentarily by taking a day trip to the beach.
"I Surf the Body Electric."
By Gregg Rosner. If poet Walt Whitman were alive today, loved the ocean as a body surfer, listened to punk rock music, and kept a video notebook of his untethered life.
by Chelsea Thaler. An experimental tribute to Ingmar Bergman.
"The Misadventures of Local Man"
by DAM Productions. A local worker, laid off due to the growing Corona Virus crisis, finds himself thrust into the role of vigilante. Local Man dons his suit by night and vows to protect his hometown from misdemeanor offenses.
"Sea Sick"
by Brandon Danganan. Each summer I spent my days working in Ocean City helping the community thrive for the tourist season. While Ocean City is a great place to bring the family and have some fun, unfortunately, people come down to beach and leave more than just their footprint in the sand. And sometimes, it’s not just the visitors but also the people that call Ocean City home that flurry it with trash. Seeing the beauty of Ocean City covered with bits of trash is part of what inspired me to create this short film to raise environmental awareness around trash pollution.
"Melvin's Curse"
by Davis Mears. Two guys get cursed by Melvin, a merman (mermaid but a guy) who is tired of the lack of respect he gets on a daily basis.
"They Breed Us to Feed"
by B.L. Strang - Moya. At the drive - in, a young man ponders his
existential fears surrounding life in a resort town.

5PM: The 2021 Ocean City Film Challenge. 45 minutes.
“Oh Sin City”

by Shannon Wilson. An Ocean City code enforcement officer shares the dark underbelly of his trade secrets.
by Joe Weiner. Aspiring filmmakers struggle to agree on an appropriate title for their Ocean City - themed film.
by Davis Mears. A local P.I. pursues a boardwalk psychopath.
“Apothecaries of Time”
by B.L. Strang - Moya. Director B.L. recounts strange encounters with tourists.

Following this screening, a Q&A session will be conducted with filmmakers and the 2021 Film Challenge winners will be announced.

7PM: 45 minutes, followed by Q&A.
a film by Saltare in Elementis Dance Collective.

SUNDAY (The day of encores)
10AM: The 2020 Ocean City Film Challenge encore screening
12PM: 2021 Ocean City Film Challenge encore screening
2pm: Terra encore screening