MARYLAND FILM OFFICE BULLETIN BOARD - "ON THE SCREEN" IN MD/DC
Posted July 1, 2014
MFF Presents FREE SHORT FILMS at Artscape!
Maryland Film Festival is thrilled to once again present Free Short Films at Artscape, coming up July 18-20, 2014!
Artscape is America's largest FREE arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Maryland Film Festival's Free Short Films will be held in the Charles Theater with filmmakers in attendance throughout the weekend. Be sure to come by and experience our special collection of short films curated by our film programmers, and stay tuned for more announcements about filmmakers and special guests in attendance, coming soon!
MFF 2014 Artscape Film Program:
FRIDAY JULY 18TH @ 7PM
MOVEMENT SHORTS - 68 MINUTES
A Collection of Dance and Movement related shorts culled from the last 5 years of Maryland Film Festival's shorts programs, reflecting Artscape's "Join the Movement" theme for this year. An exciting and eclectic mix of styles and genres are showcased, including animation, experimental, documentary, narrative, and more. Several of the filmmakers will be present to discuss their work with the audience! Warning: Program contains ADULT LANGUAGE, MILD VIOLENCE, ANATOMICALLY FRANK IMAGERY OF HORSES, ADULT THEMES
THE CHAPERONE - Directed by Fraser Munden, Neil Rathbone
EAGER - Directed by Allison Schulnik
FLOW - Directed by Christina Choe
MELT - Directed by Noémie Lafrance
NIGHT AT THE DANCE - Directed by Annie Silverstein
PULL/DRIFT - Directed by Margaret Rorison
THAT B.E.A.T. - Directed by Abteen Bagheri
SATURDAY JULY 19th & SUNDAY JULY 20th Noon-6PM
MFF 2014 SHORTS
Saturday and Sunday programs are comprised of titles curated by the Maryland Film Festival, all of them from MFF 2014. These programs begin each hour on the hour, and run between 30 and 40 minutes apiece. One or more filmmakers are expected to be in attendance at each screening to answer questions from the audience and discuss their work. Program content may be subject to last-minute changes.
Programs may contain material not appropriate for all ages. Please refer to content warnings for each program below.
SATURDAY JULY 19th
Noon - ANIMATED SHORTS
1pm - COMEDY SHORTS
2pm - CHARACTER STUDY SHORTS
3pm - NARRATIVE SHORTS
4pm - DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
5pm - ANIMATED SHORTS
SUNDAY JULY 20th
Noon - COMEDY SHORTS
1pm - CHARACTER STUDY SHORTS
2pm - NARRATIVE SHORTS
3pm - DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
4pm - ANIMATED SHORTS
5pm - COMEDY SHORTS
ANIMATED SHORTS - 37 minutes
Warning: Program contains CARTOON VIOLENCE, ADULT THEMES, and ADULT LANGUAGE
ALFRED JARRY & 'PATAPHYSICS - Directed by Skizz Cyzyk
CAVEIRÃO (aka THE MASTER'S VOICE) - Directed by Guilherme Marcondes
THE CHAPERONE- Directed by Fraser Munden, Neil Rathbone
THE ORPHAN AND POLAR BEAR - Directed by Neil Christopher
YEARBOOK - Directed by Bernardo Britto
COMEDY SHORTS - 31 minutes
Warning: Program contains ADULT LANGUAGE and ADULT THEMES
CRUISING ELECTRIC (1980) - Directed by Brumby Boylston
FUNNEL - Directed by Andre Hyland
THE NOVICE CLAIRALIENT - Directed by Tom Borax
PEEPERS - Directed by Ken Lam
VERBATIM - Directed by Brett Weiner
NARRATIVE SHORTS - 38 minutes
Warning: Program contains ADULT THEMES and ADULT LANGUAGE
I WAS A TEENAGE GIRL - Directed by Augustine Frizzell
LA HIJA (THE DAUGHTER) - Directed by Jazmín Rada
SKUNK - Directed by Annie Silverstein
WHIFFED OUT - Directed by Jason Giampietro
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS - 33 minutes
Warning: Program contains BRIEF NUDITY, ADULT LANGUAGE, and ADULT THEMES
CINEMA TIME CAPSULE - Directed by Scott Norwood
DAVID HOCKNEY IN THE NOW (in six minutes) - Directed by Lucy Walker
THE SILLY BASTARD NEXT TO BED - Directed by Scott Calonico
THE HIGH FIVE - Directed by Michael Jacobs
CHARACTER STUDY SHORTS - 34 minutes
Warning: Program contains ADULT THEMES and ADULT LANGUAGE
THE IMMACULATE RECEPTION - Directed by Charlotte Glynn
I WILL PAINT YOUR SPIRIT - Directed by Jason Giampietro
EASY - Directed by Daniel Laabs
Posted June 17, 2014
AFI DOCS June 18th-22nd
Go to http://afi.com/afidocs/ for film guide and ticket information
Frederick Film Festival, June 27th-29th
Go to http://www.frederickfilmfest.com/2014/ for film guide and ticket information
Frederick Film Festival VIP Reception and "Exists" Screening - June 28
Hollywood meets Frederick at this year’s Frederick Film Festival. Famed director of found footage classic “The Blair Witch Project” Eduardo Sanchez, The Frederick Film Festival, the Frederick Film Office, and Graphcom are hosting an exclusive, VIP reception before the screening of his major motion picture, “Exists.”
Only 200 tickets are available for the VIP reception and include the reception party and pre-screening of “Exists” only. Additional Frederick Film Festival events and screenings are not included. To purchase tickets for the VIP reception and film screening, visit http://www.mdtix.com/calendar/events/view/123/redirTo:L2NhbGVuZGFy.
The VIP reception will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre at 31 W. Patrick St., followed immediately by the pre-screening of “Exists” at the Weinberg Center at 20 W. Patrick St. at 8:30 p.m. The catered event includes food and drinks, a meet and greet with the filmmakers, exclusive premiere giveaways, and preferred seating at the Weinberg Center during the screening. All net proceeds will be donated to Frederick Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Therapy Center and the JoAnn Garrett Foundation.
To purchase tickets to the screening without attending the VIP reception, visit http://www.weinbergcenter.org/5809/frederick-film-festival-2/.
“Exists” follows five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of Texas as they struggle to survive against the fabled predator Bigfoot. After premiering at SXSW earlier this year, Lionsgate Entertainment immediately acquired the film. It was the first film picked up at the festival, as well as the first and only screening of the film to date. The film has already garnered plenty of attention, receiving the Midnighters Award at SXSW and the Award of the Youth at the Cannes Film Festival.
Posted May 8, 2014
Producer Stephanie Laing (VEEP, Eastbound and Down, Banshee ) will be hosting a FREE SCREENING of her work in progress directorial debut short “Trouble and the Shadowy Deathblow” in the Maryland Film Festival’s tent village. The screening will take place Friday, May 9 at 1:00pm. The film stars Emmy winner Tony Hale (VEEP, Arrested Development), and Frankie Faison (The Wire, Banshee).
For more information about free tent village screenings, panels and parties, go to: http://www.md-filmfest.com/festival/tent-village-events
“Ping Pong Summer.” Benefit Screening on Thur. June 5 at 7:30 pm.
Written and directed by local filmmaker Michael Tully, the film tells the story of a summer of 1985 family vacation in Ocean City that changes everything for a teenage boy obsessed with ping pong. All proceeds from this special sneak preview event will benefit local youth charities. "Ping Pong Summer" filmed on locatino in Ocean City, MD in the fall of 2012 and premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
$15 General Admission. Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, MD 21157. 410-848-7272. On-line tickets and more info at www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org.-
Posted April 11, 2014
3rd Annual Charm City LGBT Film Festival
Thu May 29 - Sun Jun 1
Creative Alliance presents six award winning films from the U.S., Taiwan, Germany, Africa, and India that have premiered at the most renowned national and international LGBT film festivals, including Sundance, Berlin, and Tribeca film festivals, among others. Films include a documentary about transgender comic Ian Harvie; Valencia, an unforgettable collaboration between a national community of 20 queer filmmakers a kaleidoscopic vision of San Francisco's Mission District in the early '90s; and Fire in the Blood, a brilliant, inspiring David and Goliath story about the courageous fight for affordable AIDS drugs in Africa and the global south. Presented in partnership with GLCCB, Gay Life and Equality Maryland. Tickets per film: $12, $7 mbrs. Weekend
pass: $60, $35 mbrs.
Posted April 9, 2014
Maryland Film Festival
May 7 - 11, 2014
MFF 2014 All-Access Passes On Sale Now!
Call 410-752-8083 to order by phone.