Stanley Nelson’s Miles Davis documentary and an eye-popping expose on the world of competitive dog grooming are among the first 10 documentaries selected for the 2019 Maryland Film Festival.
Maryland Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Maryland Film Festival
WHERE: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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.
The Maryland Film Festival has announced the first 10 narrative films selected for the 21st edition taking place from Wednesday, May 8 through Sunday, May 12.
The 2016 Maryland Film Festival continues the tradition of screening short films on Opening Night, and will close with Hunter Gatherer directed by Josh Locy.
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 that took home the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. MFF also announced 5 additional emerging features for its lineup, […]
Maryland Film Festival continues to add to its lineup for the 17th annual festival which will take place May 6 to 10, 2015 in downtown Baltimore. Today’s announcement includes two special events that have become annual MFF traditions: a film selected and hosted by legendary filmmaker and MFF board member John Waters, and a silent film presented with a live original score by Alloy Orchestra. Waters has selected William Friedkin’s 2011 neo-noir Killer Joe, starring Matthew McConaughey; Alloy will accompany 1926’s Son of the […]
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: THE AMINA PROFILE (Sophie Deraspe) Two women, Sandra in Montreal and Amina in Syria, meet online, and begin a flirtatious relationship that quickly turns serious. When […]
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 Swanberg’s Unexpected; Olivia Wyatt’s look at Moken culture, Sailing a Sinking Sea; and Eugene Kotlyarenko’s rom-com, A Wonderful Cloud. Also announced for MFF 2015 is the […]
Maryland Film Festival Announces 2014 Opening Night Shorts and 2014 Closing Night Film, LITTLE ACCIDENTS
Maryland Film Festival concluded its 2014 lineup announcements by unveiling its Opening Night Shorts program, and its Closing Night film, Sara Colangelo’s LITTLE ACCIDENTS. Also announced were two late-breaking features added to MFF 2014’s lineup, Riley Stearns’ FAULTS, and Desiree Akhavan’s APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR.
“THE CASE AGAINST 8” “HELLION” “OBVIOUS CHILD” Among 8 More Feature Films Added to Maryland Film Fest 2014
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
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 Tilden, Evolution 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.
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 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).
“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” Director David Lowery to Host Opening Night of 2013 Maryland Film Festival
David Lowery, director of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, starring Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, and Rooney Mara, has been picked to host the 2013 Opening Night of the Maryland Film Festival taking place the evening of May 8, 2013, in downtown Baltimore. Lowery, a multi-year participant in MFF and an alumnus of the festival’s signature Opening Night shorts program, has received widespread acclaim for his forthcoming feature, the Cannes-bound Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. Lowery has also made waves in recent months with […]
Boneshaker Starring Academy Award Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis Among Opening Night Shorts Program for 2013 Maryland Film Festival
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.
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 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 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 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, 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.
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 who explored museum politics in THE ART OF THE STEAL and hard-rock hard living in LAST DAYS HERE return with this shocking expose of the […]
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 Chisolm’s CAFETERIA MAN follows Tony Geraci as he attempts to revamp Baltimore’s school lunch program with an emphasis on fresh, healthy, local, and even student-grown […]
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 of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer, inspired by Paul Robeson, and his experiences touring a segregated country, to his […]