Submissions for the 2019 Festival are closed.

(click button to submit with FilmFreeway)

(click button to submit with FilmFreeway)


Born in Baltimore encourages you to submit your film(s) or photograph(s) by uploading directly to FilmFreeway.  Uploading your video or photograph via FilmFreeway is easy!  When you sign up you’ll be directed to the Add Project page where you can upload your file(s).  Born in Baltimore prefers video be uploaded directly to FilmFreeway with download enabled for Festival review, but you may also use your project page to link your video via Vimeo or YouTube. 

Photographs must be submitted in JPEG; high resolution files are preferred.  (NB: The Festival will make prints of accepted photographs for exhibition.) 

For video, the Festival encourages submissions in full HD (high definition), but SD (standard definition) submissions are also acceptable.   NOTE: SD videos cannot be uploaded directly to FilmFreeway.  To submit an SD video, first upload it to Vimeo or YouTube then link to your FilmFreeway project page.  If you are linking from Vimeo, be sure to update your settings in Vimeo to allow for embedding.  Your video will still be password protected.  Embedding simply allows the Vimeo video player to be displayed within the FilmFreeway interface. 

FilmFreeway accepts all major video formats in full quality HD up to 10 GB.  They will transcode videos for playback compatibility and performance, but recommend submitters use settings close to their output settings.  Details can be found on the FilmFreeway site and on the Born in Baltimore "Tools" page.

Once you upload your project, you can store it with FilmFreeway for free and submit it to other festivals.

All entrants must complete a hard copy release: PDF
Signed releases should be mailed to:
Born in Baltimore Festival
Baltimore Youth Film Arts Program
JHU-MICA Film Center
10 E. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202



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