Entries Now Being Accepted for 2017 Baseball Film Festival at Hall of Fame

Annual Celebration of Baseball and Film to be Held Sept. 22-24 in Cooperstown; Deadline to Submit Films Aug. 25

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Baseball and the movies grew up together in America, becoming a part of the fabric of the nation that made both famous.

Their shared history is on display every day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum through the Baseball At The Movies exhibit. And the newest films capturing the essence of the National Pastime are featured in the Museum’s annual Baseball Film Festival, which is now accepting entries for the 2017 program.

The 12th annual Baseball Film Festival will be held Sept. 22-24 in Cooperstown, and filmmakers can submit their work to be considered for the Festival until Aug. 25. Films can be of any length and genre, but must have been released within the last five years and feature baseball as a primary or secondary theme.

To submit a film for the 2017 Baseball Film Festival, please send three DVD copies to: Manager of Public Programs, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY, 13326. Films selected will be screened at the Museum during the Baseball Film Festival.

Tickets for each screening are free but must be reserved. Participants in the Museum’s Membership Program can reserve tickets starting Sept. 11 by calling 607-547-0397. Any remaining tickets will be made available to the general public starting Sept. 18.

For more information, please visit baseballhall.org/events.