Posts Tagged 'Maryland Film Festival'

HAMILTON and PUTTY HILL Get Distribution!

MFF 2010 (and Baltimore’s) PUTTY HILL bought for US theatrical distribution by the prestigious Cinema Guilld — and MFF 2006’s HAMILTON to finally see a DVD release!

Matt Porterfield on Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

Click here to listen to Matt Porterfield, Baltimore director of MFF 2010 selection PUTTY HILL interviewed on Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast on WYPR!

Dan Deacon to present TOTAL RECALL at MFF!

New flier for musician Dan Deacon’s guest-host presentation of TOTAL RECALL, designed by Baltimore artist Elena Johnston (editor of Paper Kingdom: A Collection of Baltimore Music Posters)!

Local Filmmaker Josh Slates profiles MFF on the signal!

Click here to download the podcast of local filmmaker Josh Slates profiling the 2010 Maryland Film Festival on WYPR’s The Signal!

Maryland Film Festival in ONE WEEK!

Check out this video made by the good folks over at Creative Alliance MovieMakers (CAmm) featuring the staff of the Maryland Film Festival. We are getting pretty excited for the festival which is just one week away!

Schedule grid now available for download!

Click here to download the full schedule grid for MFF 2010:


Friday, May 7, 2010, 9am – 5pm

The Maryland Film Festival is pleased to announce a new filmmaker-focused event to take place the first full day of MFF 2010, May 7, in the Filmmaker Tent Village. This intimate conference is a daylong set of case study roundtables and networking opportunities focused on identifying methods to connect audiences and filmmakers in an increasingly overpopulated (and tech-savvy) market. More personal and interactive than big festival panels, attendees will receive a thorough understanding of how to navigate and take charge of the current climate of film distribution and promotion.

Sponsored by MFF Board member Stephanie Carter, and using funding from a two -year Warhol Foundation grant, the day long event will bring visiting and local filmmakers & aficionados together with a variety of distributors, critics, and exhibitors in a spirit of mutual support and cooperation that the festival was founded upon.

Passes for FILMMAKERS TAKING CHARGE are on sale today!
Call (410)752-8083 or visit our website to order!

General Admission: $75
Students/Creative Alliance Members: $50
MFF Filmmakers: Free

$25 off all passes before April 30th!

Scholarships & Group Rates are also available – Contact Kate Ewald at (410)752-8083 or to apply.



Aaron Katz (Director, Dance Party, USA, Quiet City)
Andrew O’Hehir (
Benny Safdie (Director, Daddy Longlegs)
Casey Rae-Hunter (Communications Director, Future of Music Coalition)
Christopher Horton (Head of Acquisitions, Cinetic Rights Management/ FilmBuff)
Ed Sanchez (Director/Writer, The Blair Witch Project)

Ira Deutchman (President/CEO, Emerging Pictures)
Janet Pierson (Head, SXSW Film Festival)
Jason Foster (Head, We Are Free Records; Manager, Beach House, Yeasayer, & Ponytail)
Joe Swanberg (Director, LOL, Hannah Takes the Stairs, Nights and Weekends)
Josh Safdie (Director, Daddy Longlegs)
Lena Dunham (Director, Tiny Furniture)

Linas Phillips (Director, Bass Ackwards)

Dan Geva (Filmmaker-in-Residence, MICA)

Noit Geva (Filmmaker-in-Residence, MICA)

Michael Tully (Writer – IndieWire, Hammer to Nail)
Ruby Lerner (President, Creative Capital)
Scott Kirsner (Author, Journalist)
Scott Macaulay (Editor, Filmmaker Magazine)
Tom Cunha (Mammoth, Movieline)


The schedule of films for the 12th Annual Maryland Film Festival is now up on our website and tickets sales are live!

Follow the link below to purchase tickets to all of our regular programs plus All-Access passes, Opening and Closing Night, the John Waters pick, the Guest Host program, the Alloy Orchestra, the 3-D film and much much more!

And stay tuned for more exciting announcements as we count down to the 2010 Maryland Film Festival!

Click here to view the MFF 2009 schedule and purchase tickets!

Mother and Child: MFF 2010 Closing Night Film

Last night at the FOF Programming Preview we unveiled most of our selection including our closing night film, Rodrigo Garcia’s “Mother and Child.” Check out Mike Sragow’s blog profiling the film!

Guide(s) to MFF 2010 Selections

Mike Sragow Gets Reel: A hot-buttered blog from Baltimore Sun movie critic Michael Sragow

If your eager to start learning about MFF 2010 films, Mike Sragow new blog at is already posting titles, descriptions and his reactions. Lots of other great film stuff from him, too.

And of course if you’re a current Friend of the Festival you can join us for a personal guide to MFF films this Wednesday, April 14.