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The 2021 Berkeley Springs Film Festial

According to those in attendance, the inaugural Berkeley Springs Film Festival was a great success!

Planning for next year has already started. The 2022 BSFF will be at the same Historic Star Theater from Sept 30 to Oct 2, 2022. Put it on your calendar now and start reminding your friends a few months before.

Click here to see all the awards.

Click here to see the 2021 Program Guide listing all films and events.

Send us your photos to and we'll add them to our gallery of photos on this page below the Reviews.

2021 Festival: Text


For a first year festival, this was run like it was handled by total veterans. Brett and Will are consummate professionals. Everything was run ontime and the presentation was great. Films are shown in the little historic one screen theater in downtown Berkeley Springs, WV. The location is gorgeous, the fall weather, immaculate. There's plenty of little things to do and see around town if you want to get up and stretch your legs otherwise the curated lineup of films was very diverse and interesting. There's honestly something for everyone at this festival. We had a great experience and managed to make a number of professional connections with regional filmmakers I believe will end up resulting in future collaborations. 
Definitely worth it!!
Michael Tuthill

This is a wonderful festival that you will definitely want to attend in person. The organizers and volunteers really made filmmakers feel welcomed and appreciated. It was a great experience! The program was so well run and organized that it didn't at all feel like a first year event. The town of Berkeley Springs is a gem and the Star Theater is a wonderful venue that serves popcorn with real butter. I plan to attend this festival next year, even if I don't have a film showing in it.
Drew Broadhurst

It was an honor to be in the BSFF. You would not have known this was their first film festival due to the well organized staff and the timely manner in which everything was on schedule as stated. This festival was very well planned and thank you for your hospitality. Great meeting you Ellen at registration, Rick, Will, and Brett. Great films from all over and local. Berkeley Springs WV is a wonderful town to walk, eat and enjoy the beautiful country. My wife and I will definitely be there again next yr with another project. Thanks again.
Rick Mickens

Very well done festival. Berkeley Springs is a great town to have a film festival. It is convenient to Baltimore and DC but you really feel like you have escaped to a special place. The quality of the films was really good and the filmmaker's lunch had a very useful presentation.
Richard Anderson

Very sorry I could not attend in person, but the organization and communication from Brett and his crew were exemplary. A nice slate of well curated films--will submit again next year.
Gordon LePage


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