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MFF Pleased to Announce Shorts Filmmakers in Attendance for Artscape 2014!

L to R: Filmmakers Skizz Cyzyk (ALFRED JARRY AND 'PATAPHYSICS) and Margaret Rorison (PULL/DRIFT) at MFF 2014.

L to R: Filmmakers Skizz Cyzyk (ALFRED JARRY AND ‘PATAPHYSICS) and Margaret Rorison (PULL/DRIFT) at MFF 2014.

Maryland Film Festival is thrilled to present another year of FREE SHORT FILMS at Artscape with filmmakers in attendance!  Click here for MFF’s 2014 Artscape Film Lineup.  Artscape runs July 18-20 in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District in downtown Baltimore.  Maryland Film Festival’s FREE SHORT FILMS program will take place in the Charles Theater located at 1711 North Charles Street.

Directors in attendance for MFF’s FREE SHORT FILMS at Artscape 2014 include Margaret Rorison (Opening Night Movement Shorts: PULL/DRIFT), Skizz Cyzyk (Animated Shorts: ALFRED JARRY AND ‘PATAPHYSICS), Jason Giampietro (Narrative Shorts: WHIFFED OUT; Character Study Shorts: I WILL PAINT YOUR SPIRIT), Scott Norwood (Documentary Shorts: CINEMA TIME CAPSULE) and cinematographer/editor Nathan Duncan (Narrative Shorts: SKUNK; Opening Night Movement Shorts: NIGHT AT THE DANCE).

MFF Alums Prevail at the 2012 SXSW Film Awards!

SXSW unveiled the majority of their 2012 film awards last night at an awards ceremony hosted by comedian Doug Benson, with many MFF alums taking home awards.

The Audience Award for Narrative Feature in Competition went to Megan GriffithsEDEN. Griffiths has worked as assistant director on several MFF titles, including THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM (2011) and ZOO (2007).

Griffiths also took home one of two Chicken & Egg Emergent Narrative Woman Director awards. The other went to Amy Seimetz for her first feature as director, SUN DON’T SHINE. Seimetz co-directed the MFF 2009 short ROUND TOWN GIRLS, and is perhaps best known as an actress featured in, among many other MFF titles, THE DISH & THE SPOON and SMALL POND. SUN DON’T SHINE will also be of interest to MFF audiences for its stars, MFF alum Kentucker Audley (BAD FEVER) and Kate Lyn Sheil (GREEN).

MFF alums also fared well in the awards for short films. The SXSW Wholphin award went to MFF faves Josh and Benny Safdie for their short THE BLACK BALLOON, and the Texas Shorts award went to Annie Silverstein for her short SPARK, shot by Nathan Duncan (director of MFF 2011’s experimental short GHOST MALL).

The audience awards for other categories (including Midnighters and Emerging Visions) will continue to be unveiled throughout the week. Meanwhile, with many filmmakers leaving town and the music conference quite literally taking over Austin, now through the weekend become prime days for dedicated film lovers to take advantage of shorter lines. At 16 films into my goal of 30+, one such film-goer signing off.

– Eric Allen Hatch, Director of Programming