Festival Information

Our festival is at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA, August 20-25, 2024. We showcase story-based cinema, spotlighting Women, LGBTQIA, Disabled, Minority, and Indigenous creators. We'll also present Comedies, Dramas, and much more, so if you've got a story "aching to be told," we want to experience it.  

Live music, screenwriting events, career-enhancing seminars,  and parties are vital components. We have been cited as a "Top 100 Festival" on FilmFreeway.


We are proud to participate in Mass Cultural Council's Card to Culture program in collaboration with the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Department of Public Health's WIC Nutrition Program, the Massachusetts Health Connector, and hundreds of organizations by making cultural programming accessible to those for whom cost is a participation barrier. EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders receive 50% off all festival-originated screenings.

-Mass Cultural Council's Card to Culture program




Instructions: To utilize the programs linked and listed above, please call toll-free (866) 234-3318, email Care@Lonelyseal.com, or use our Chat Box below.  

BIPOC-Centered Organization Self-Identification

The Mass Cultural Council and the Commonwealth of Massachusets also recognize us as a BIPOC-Centered Organization. 


Coverfly, Final Draft,  Lonely Seal Releasing, Lonely Seal Streaming, The Hammad Zaidi Company, and Hourglass24 sponsor the Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay & Music Festival, and we thank them sincerely for their support. 


2025 submissions are open, so apply today!

August 19-24, 2025, at the Regent Theatre in Arlington (Boston), MA.