Posts Tagged 'Scott Macaulay'

Maryland Film Festival Highlighted in Filmmaker Magazine!

Pictured above are, from left to right, Maryland Film Festival director Jed Dietz; director (Sun Don’t Shine) Amy Seimetz; director of photography Nandan Rao (The International Sign for Choking); and director Joe Swanberg (V/H/S)


Check out Scott Macaulay‘s coverage of the 2012 Maryland Film Festival in Filmmaker magazine!

“The Maryland Film Festival, which wrapped its 2012 edition on Sunday, is one of the East Coast’s most intimate and engaging film events. With 40 features, over 70 shorts and an amazingly healthy contingent of loyal filmmakers annually making the trip to Baltimore, Maryland functions as both a discovery festival and friendly pit stop for directors on the independent circuit. John Waters hosts a movie — this year Barbara Loden’s seminal and still influential Wanda — and takes the audience out partying afterwards; the Opening Night consists of shorts, not some star-bloated, sub-standard mini-major feature; and, for the second year in a row, replacing a day of panels is “Filmmakers Take Charge,” a private event gathering filmmakers, industry and press for a discussion of the state of our business. Among the attendees I got a chance to talk with in Baltimore last week were the Zellner brothers, Sophia Takal and Lawrence Levine, Shane Carruth, David Lowery, Matt Porterfield, Kate Lyn Sheil, Visit Films’ Ryan Kampe, the New Yorker‘s Richard Brody, Indiewire‘s Ann Thompson, and the Washington Post‘s Ann Hornaday.

Click here for Scott Macaulay’s full article in Filmmaker magazine!


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)