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Mystic Film Festival

5th Annual Mystic Film Festival

October 20 – 23, 2022

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 fifth 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. 2022 also marks our third 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.

This year’s festival will be a hybrid of in person and online screenings and events. 

Film and screenplay submission deadlines are March 5 – early bird, May 5 – regular deadline, June 5 – late deadline, June 25 – extended deadline.

Please submit your film or screenplay here:

Associated Members

Shareen Anderson, Other


We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors:

Massachusetts Cultural Council
Lowel Cultural Council
Cabot Family Charitable Trust
Liberty Mutual Foundation