North Beach Film Festival, Calvert Arts Council Announce the 2017 Calvert Student Filmmaker Grant

The North Beach Film Festival along with the Calvert Arts Council are proud to announce the “2017 Calvert Student Filmmaker Grant.” The grant awards $500 a piece to two Calvert County Public High School students to create a short film to be screened during the Inaugural North Beach American Film Festival in North Beach, Maryland June 23-25, 2017. The Calvert wide contest is open to 9th to 12th graders who must submit a 500-word essay under the topic “How Movies Affect My Generation and Why I Want to Make One.” The essay contest will begin March 15, 2017 and end April 12, 2017.

Essays will be submitted online to under the subject header, “NBAFF Contest Submission.” The two winners will be notified April 28th, 2017 and all entrants will receive a digital subscription to Moviemaker online magazine. The winners will have until June 9th to turn in their final film.


Final Film Specifications:

  • Film must be no longer than 14 minutes.
  • Film must be delivered as a 1920×1080 MP4 file with 2 Channel Stereo.

Surge Collective Group will provide mentorship to the filmmakers who require assistance with producing their content.

There will be a team of 5 participants who vote on the winning essays comprised of SCG and the Calvert Arts Council members.

For more information, contact Anthony Greene NBAFF Creative Director at