Maryland Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Maryland Film Festival
SINCE: 1999
WHERE: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
WEBSITE: www.md-filmfest.com
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Maryland Film Festival is an annual five-day event that takes place in early May, presenting top-notch film and video work from all over the world. Each year the festival screens approximately 50 feature films and 75 short films of all varieties — narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, and hybrid — to tens of thousands of audience members.

2015 Maryland Film Festival Completes Film Lineup, Fest to Close with THE WOLFPACK

2015 Maryland Film Festival Completes Film Lineup, Fest to Close with THE WOLFPACK

Maryland Film Festival completed its 2015 lineup today, unveiling its Closing Night film, the titles for its annual Opening Night Shorts Program, and a few late-breaking features. The 2015 Festival runs May 6 to 10 in downtown Baltimore. Maryland Film Festival’s Closing Night film will be Crystal Moselle’s The Wolfpack (pictured above), the mind-blowing buzz documentary […]

Maryland Film Festival Reveals Names of 10 More Films on 2015 Lineup

Maryland Film Festival Reveals Names of 10 More Films on 2015 Lineup

Maryland Film Festival revealed the names of ten more films on the the lineup for the upcoming 17th annual festival, which will take place May 6–10, 2015 in downtown Baltimore.  Films include  Charles Poekel’s Christmas, Again; Todd Rohal’s comedy Uncle Kent 2; and new documentary work from Bobcat Goldthwait, Amy Berg, and Alex Winter. The films include: […]

Maryland Film Festival Unveils First 10 Films on 2015 Lineup

Maryland Film Festival Unveils First 10 Films on 2015 Lineup

Maryland Film Festival revealed the first 10 films on the lineup for the upcoming 17th annual festival, which will take place May 6 to 10, 2015, in downtown Baltimore. The first ten feature films announced for MFF 2015 include Stanley Nelson’s Black Panthers documentary, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution; Kris […]

“THE CASE AGAINST 8” “HELLION” “OBVIOUS CHILD” Among 8 More Feature Films Added to Maryland Film Fest 2014

“THE CASE AGAINST 8” “HELLION” “OBVIOUS CHILD” Among 8 More Feature Films Added to Maryland Film Fest 2014

THE CASE AGAINST 8 THE CASE AGAINST 8  

Maryland Film Festival taking place May 7-11, 2014 in downtown Baltimore, continued announcing titles for its 16th annual festival, unveiling 18 feature-length films in addition to the 22 already announced.Today’s announcement included Sundance-premiered titles The Case Against 8, Hellion, and Obvious Child; films from Russia, Uruguay, and Quebec; documentaries about street photographers, art forgers, and a former Wire Actress; Onur Tukel’s vampire comedy Summer of Blood; and Slamdance special jury prize-winner I Play With the Phrase Each Other.

“Call Girl of Cthulhu” “Fort Tilden” “Evolution of a Criminal” Among 12 More Films Added to Film Lineup for 2014 Maryland Film Festival

“Call Girl of Cthulhu” “Fort Tilden” “Evolution of a Criminal” Among 12 More Films Added to Film Lineup for 2014 Maryland Film Festival

CALL GIRL OF CTHULHUCALL GIRL OF CTHULHU

Maryland Film Festival continued unveiling the lineup for its 16th annual festival, taking place May 7-11, 2014 in downtown Baltimore, announcing 12 more feature films in addition to the 10 announced already. Among the titles announced today are SXSW buzz films Fort TildenEvolution of a Criminal, and The Mend; the latest from Oscar-nominated documentarians Joe Berlinger and Marshall Curry; cutting-edge films made in Greece, South Korea, Taiwan, and Nepal; and the premiere of Maryland-made Lovecraftian horror film Call Girl of Cthulhu.

First 10 Films Revealed for 2014 Maryland Film Festival incl. Michael Tully’s PING PONG SUMMER

First 10 Films Revealed for 2014 Maryland Film Festival incl. Michael Tully’s PING PONG SUMMER

Ping Pong SummerPing Pong Summer

Maryland Film Festival has begun unveiling the lineup for its 16th annual festival, which will take place May 7-11, 2014, in downtown Baltimore and include approximately 50 feature films and 10 short-film programs from around the world. The first ten feature films announced for MFF 2014 include the area premieres of a number of highly anticipated independent, documentary, and international features, including Michael Tully’s star-studded, shot-in-Maryland Ping Pong Summer; Josephine Decker’s beautiful and provocative Thou Wast Mildand Lovely; Fernando Eimbcke’s poignant coming-of-age comedy Club Sandwich; and Stanley Nelson’s riveting civil-rights documentary Freedom Summer.

Cinematographer BRADFORD YOUNG to co-host Maryland Film Festival’s Closing Night Film “MOTHER OF GEORGE”

Cinematographer BRADFORD YOUNG to co-host Maryland Film Festival’s Closing Night Film “MOTHER OF GEORGE”

Cinematographer Bradford Young will co-host the 2013 Maryland Film Festival Closing Night screening of Oscilloscope Laboratories’ Mother of George alongside director Andrew Dosunmu. 
 
Young won the U.S. Dramatic Cinematography award at Sundance 2013 for his work on both Mother of George and David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. His other film credits as cinematographer includes Dee Rees’ Pariah (2011) and Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere (2012), as well as two features screened within Maryland Film Festival: James Spooner’s White Lies, Black Sheep (MFF 2008) and Dosunmu’s earlier feature Restless City (MFF 2011). 

Boneshaker Starring Academy Award Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis Among Opening Night Shorts Program for 2013 Maryland Film Festival

Boneshaker Starring Academy Award Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis Among Opening Night Shorts Program for 2013 Maryland Film Festival

Francis Bodomo’s Boneshaker starring Academy Award Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis Beasts of the Southern Wild

The 2013 Maryland Film Festival will kick off on Wednesday, May 8th, with an Opening Night Shorts program, described by the festival as “an eclectic mix of work from an extremely talented array of filmmakers.”  Featured short films include Francis Bodomo’s Boneshaker, a drama about an African family lost in rural Alabama starring Academy Award nominated Quvenzhané Wallis, last seen in Beasts of the Southern Wild. The 2013 Maryland Film Festival runs May 8-12 in downtown Baltimore.

Eight More Films Added to 2013 Maryland Film Festival Incl John Waters’ Pick ‘Paradise: Faith’

Eight More Films Added to 2013 Maryland Film Festival Incl John Waters’ Pick ‘Paradise: Faith’

Paradise: Faith

And there is still more. Maryland Film Festival added eight more feature films to the 2013 Festival, including filmmaker John Waters’ selection, Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise: Faith (pictured above). Each year Waters selects one favorite film to present to MFF audiences. In addition to Paradise: Faith, MFF 2013 will screen all three films in Seidl’s new Paradise trilogy: Paradise: Faith, Paradise: Hope, and Paradise: Love.  

MFF 2013 will take place May 8-12 in downtown Baltimore. 
 
The newly added films to the 2013 Maryland Film Festival are:

Maryland Film Festival Adds 12 More Films to 2013 Lineup incl. Here Comes The Devil, 16 Acres

Maryland Film Festival Adds 12 More Films to 2013 Lineup incl. Here Comes The Devil, 16 Acres

 

Maryland Film Festival taking place May 8-12, 2013, in downtown Baltimore added twelve more films to their 2013 film lineup, bringing the total number of feature films revealed so far to 36.

The films announced today includes work from Finland, Mexico, Austria, and Israel, and such titles as Zach Clark’s holiday-themed, darkly comic White Reindeer;Alex Winter’s riveting look at the rise and fall of Napster, Downloaded; Jessica Oreck’s experiential documentary about a family of reindeer herders, Aatsinki; and Calvin Reeder’s surreal, horror-tinged mindbender about a mysterious loner, The Rambler.

Today’s announced features for Maryland Film Festival 2013 are: 

Maryland Film Festival Adds Twelve More Films to 2013 Lineup

Maryland Film Festival Adds Twelve More Films to 2013 Lineup

Maryland Film Festival unveiled twelve more feature films in the festival’s 2013 lineup.  The list includes two highly anticipated documentaries with Baltimore subjects, Jeffrey Schwarz’s loving and definitive portrait I Am Divine (photo above), and Joe Tropea and Skizz Cyzyk’s Catonsville Nine documentary Hit & Stay.   

Also featured are a wide range of international films including Augustine (France), Berberian Sound Studio (UK), Post Tenebras Lux (Mexico), and Watchtower (Turkey); Sundance 2013 breakthrough dramas A Teacher and This Is Martin Bonner; and the latest from David Gordon Green, Prince Avalanche.

MFF 2013 will take place May 8-12 in downtown Baltimore.

The latest announced titles for MFF 2013 are:

Maryland Film Festival Unveils First 12 Films for 2013 Festival

Maryland Film Festival Unveils First 12 Films for 2013 Festival

12 O’Clock Boys

Maryland Film Festival has begun releasing the lineup for the 15th annual festival, which will take place May 8-12, 2013 in downtown Baltimore and include over 50 feature films and 10 short-film programs from around the world. 

The first dozen feature films announced include several highly anticipated made-in-Baltimore films, among them Matt Porterfield’s art-house drama I Used to Be Darkerand Lotfy Nathan’s gritty documentary 12 O’Clock Boys (pictured above). Also on tap for MFF 2013 are Bobcat Goldthwait’s Bigfoot-themed Willow Creek, and a diverse spectrum of films launched at Sundance 2013, including Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess, Lynn Shelton’s Touchy Feely, Yen Tan’s Pit Stop, and Eliza Hittman’s It Felt Like Love.

The first twelve films announced for MFF 2013 are:

DARK HORSE Starring Selma Blair and Christopher Walken to Close 2012 Maryland Film Festival

DARK HORSE Starring Selma Blair and Christopher Walken to Close 2012 Maryland Film Festival

DARK HORSE

DARK HORSE, described as the latest “sad comedy” by filmmaker Todd Solondz,has been selected as the Closing Night film of the 2012 Maryland Film Festival scheduled to run May 3-6 in downtown Baltimore. The film, starring Jordan Gelber and co-starring Selma Blair, Justin Bartha, Mia Farrow, and Christopher Walken,will be screened on the evening of Sunday, May 6th in the historic Charles Theater, with Solondz and members of his cast presenting.

Abe (Jordan Gelber), is an overgrown and selfish man-child who, firmly on the far side of 30, still lives at home, working for his father and collecting toys. Deeply lonely yet full of blustery delusions of grandeur, Abe aggressively pursues troubled beauty Miranda (Selma Blair). In a moment of weakness, she goes along with his advances, built around his grandiose vision of a life together in his room full of collectibles. This stroke of good fortune surprises no one more than Abe’s long-suffering parents (a note-perfect pairing of Mia Farrow and Christopher Walken)—until, that is, things begin to unravel. [via MFF]

The Opening Night program, which each year since 2004 the festival has dedicated to a program of short films, will take place the evening of Thursday, May 3rd in the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Brown Center, with each film presented by its director.

Maryland Film Festival Announces First Round of 2012 Titles

Maryland Film Festival Announces First Round of 2012 Titles

The 14th Maryland Film Festival scheduled to take place May 3-6 in downtown Baltimore, today announced its first round of 2012 titles! All U.S.-made feature films will be presented by their filmmakers. The first 12 announced titles are: THE ATOMIC STATES OF AMERICA (Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce)The documentary team […]

Maryland Film Festival 2011 Feature Local Docs THE LEARNING and CAFETERIA MAN

Maryland Film Festival 2011 Feature Local Docs THE LEARNING and CAFETERIA MAN

Maryland Film Festival 2011 opens tomorrow, and among the many documentaries screening are two honing in on fascinating stories within the Baltimore school system. Imelda director Ramona Diaz’s THE LEARNING documents a year in the lives of four Filipino women recruited to work as teachers in the Baltimore school system; Richard […]

SING YOUR SONG, Harry Belafonte new documentary, will close 2011 Maryland Film Festival

SING YOUR SONG, Harry Belafonte new documentary, will close 2011 Maryland Film Festival

SING YOUR SONG, the new documentary about the life of actor/activist/singer Harry Belafonte, will close 2011 Maryland Film Festival, on May 8. Wonderfully archived, and told with a remarkable sense of intimacy, visual style, and musical panache, Susanne Rostock’s inspiring biographical documentary, Sing Your Song, surveys the life and times […]