Posted October 9, 2015

Annapolis Film Festival Holds Special Screening of Powerful Documentary

The Annapolis Film Festival is hosting a special screening of Frame by Frame at the Annapolis Harbour 9 movie theatre on Solomons Island Road in Annapolis on Wednesday, October 28, at 7:00 pm.  Tickets at just $10.50 can be purchased through Space is limited so early reservations are encouraged.

The Hollywood Reporter calls this documentary by the female director/producer team of Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli “artful and empathetic...powerful.” This screening is one night only and one of just a handful in the Baltimore/Washington area.

When the Taliban made photography in Afghanistan illegal, a countryman lamented, “If a country is without photography, that country is without an identity.” After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born.

As the foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, Frame by Frame follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape, reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves.

This 2015 film has been an audience favorite at many film festivals including Best Doc at Camden IFF, a nominee for the Grierson award at BFI London, and an award winner at a dozen other film festivals. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.

Visit for more information about the film and to purchase tickets. Monies raised from this screening will go to benefit The Annapolis Film Festival which will take place in downtown Annapolis March 31 to April 3, 2016.


Posted October 7, 2015

The second annual Baltimore International Black Film Festival will take place Wednesday, October 7 through Monday, October 12 at the Charles Theatre and the University of Baltimore Learning Commons.  For details, go to


Posted October 2, 2015

The Wheaton Pop-up Film Festival will take place on 10/23/15 from 3:30-9:30pm at Chuck Levin’s Music Center in Wheaton, Md. The Festival features 2 panel discussions, networking, and film screenings.

The panels are:

Panel #1 is Filmmaking A to Z [and don't forget Sound] with Pierre Bagley and Adam Levin.

Panel #2 is Entertainment Law 101 with John Mason of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts.

Members of Women In Film and Video are eligible to get a 75% discount off of festival tickets up until noon on 10/5/15-15. Tickets are limited, so if you plan to attend, please order sooner than later.

Full Schedule:

3:30pm - 4pm Doors Open, informal networking, welcome


6:10pm - 6:30 pm Networking, refreshments available, and gear exhibition [part 1]

6:30pm - 7:10 pm Networking, refreshments, and gear exhibition [part 2]

7:10pm to 9:10pm FILM SCREENINGS

9:10pm - 9:30pm Award Presentations and Closing Comments


Here is more info on the panel speakers:

• Pierre Bagley has more than 35 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry.  Pierre served as the director of the DC Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD) from 2014 to 2015. Bagley is the producer, director, and co-writer of the independent feature From the Rough, starring academy award nominees, Taraji P. Henson (Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile), and British actor Tom Felton (Harry Potter). He guided the project from development to production in less than six months and raised nearly $7.5 million in equity to complete the film. Other recent projects include two critically-acclaimed documentaries, A Legacy of Leadership, hosted by Sidney Poitier; and LAPD: Transforming the Dream, commissioned by former LAPD Police Chief, and current NYPD Police Commissioner, William H. Bratton.

• Adam Levin comes to us from Chuck Levin's Music Center, the largest independent music store in the country. Opened in 1958, it is still family owned and operated. Adam has vast experience with the huge array of audio and recording equipment available. Adam has worked with clients ranging from large corporations to indie filmmakers to help find the right tools and solutions.

• John Mason, of Copyright Counselors LLC and Mason Literary is a Washington D.C. based art and entertainment and intellectual property attorney and literary agent. His practice focuses on copyright and trademark registrations and transactional matters, litigation, copyright infringement, publishing and media issues, defamation, licensing and contracts, and commercial matters relating to creative industries.

The mission of the festival is to contribute to the greater arts community and bring more arts programming to Wheaton. Supported in part by the Montgomery County government, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Chuck Levin’s Music Center, Arune Labs, DC Filmmakers, DC Media Makers, Docs In Progress, Adobe Software, Final Draft Software, and a lot of other great sponsors/partners.


The 10th Annual Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival, Oct 8-17

Since 2006, October has belonged to the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival.

The festival that brought the DC area such films as THE BABADOOK, EXISTS, TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL, A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, HOUSEBOUND, and EXCISION–-holds its 10th annual event in Washington, D.C. from October 8-17 at the AFI Silver Theatre.  The Opening Night film is Sony Pictures’ THE FINAL GIRLS.

As in past years, the Spooky Movie Festival showcases the best in new horror cinema from around the world, and again, the entire festival (more than 40 shorts and features) unspools at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Also featured in this year’s festival is a special closing night event – the 40th anniversary screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW presented by drag performer, emcee, filmmaker, and actor, “Peaches Christ.” Expect two completely different screenings! The first will include a hysterical and passionate pre-show filled with songs and surprises, and a second will include an once-in-a-lifetime “shadowcast” performed by all-star performers from the Washington, D.C. area.

Additional highlights of the festival include Henry Rollins in HE NEVER DIED, the Sundance hit “creature feature” THE HALLOW, the bloody and crazy NINA FOREVER, the best horror anthology of the year GERMAN ANGST, the award winning CRUSH THE SKULL, the unnervingly brilliant THE INVITATION, and the North American premiere of the horror comedy NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB.

Tickets are sold exclusively by the AFI Silver Theatre at the box office and online at or through

Founded in 2006, the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival is Washington, D.C's only genre-based film festival. Recognized as one of D.C.'s premiere festival events, as well as "the world's premiere horror film festival" (; Fangoria Magazine), Spooky Fest works closely with our partners to offer year round screenings of feature and short films, in addition to our signature festival event every October.

All Fest Pass

The Spooky Movie All Fest Pass grants the bearer access to all screenings in the 2015 Spooky Movie Film Festival.  All Fest Passes can be purchased at AFI Silver online for just $80 (a savings of $136). After purchase, passes can be picked up at AFI Silver Theatre beginning October 8.

Additional information on the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival can be found at


The 6th Annual Reel Independent Film Extravaganza is from October 9-15.  Don’t miss out on a chance to check out local independent filmmakers from Maryland.  

Check out our website for the schedule and tickets! ...


Coming off the heels of its Audience Award win for Best Feature at the qFLIX Philadelphia Film Festival in July, “LUV Don’t Live Here Anymore,” the feature film debut of Mikal K. Odom, makes its Maryland premiere at the Baltimore International Black Film Festival on October 10th.


In its 2nd year, the BIBFF promotes and celebrates culturally significant films directed, produced, and staring African American and members of the African Diaspora, with special emphasis on films with content of interest to the Same Gender Loving – Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (SGL-LGBT) community.


Learn more info on the film here.

WHEN: Saturday, October 10th 2015 at 6:45pm

WHERE:  University of Baltimore Learning Commons

            1415 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21201