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Mystic Film Festival

The annual Mystic Film Festival showcases independent feature-length and short-form narrative films and documentaries from around the world.

The festival brings together diverse filmmakers and audiences to explore ideas, discuss the filmmaking process, and celebrate creativity. Through engaging community events, industry panels, and film screenings by acclaimed and up-and-coming talent, the festival is a special experience for filmmakers and audiences alike.

Now in its fourth year, the festival takes place during four days and four nights at various venues in Mystic, Connecticut and neighboring shoreline towns. Our cornerstone venue is Mystic Luxury Cinemas in Olde Mistick Village. We open with a local premiere and close the festival with an awards event where the best film in each category is recognized. In response to Covid19 like in 2020, this year’s festival will be a hybrid of in-theater and online screenings.

Also, 2021 marks our second screenwriting competition.

Our festival is created by local filmmakers and artists to nurture local talent, to promote films made in Connecticut and New England, and to bring unique cinematic works to our community. 

Film and screenplay submission deadlines are March 26 – early bird, June 21 – regular deadline, and July 19 – late deadline.

Please submit your film or screenplay here:

Associated Members

Shareen Anderson, Other