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Maryland Film Festival
May 8, 2013 - May 12, 2013 | 12:00am - 12:00am
The Charles Theatre
1711 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Maryland Film Festival is an annual event that takes place the first weekend of each 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 to tens of thousands of audience members.
The first dozen feature films for 2013 have been announced, and include several highly anticipated made-in-Baltimore films, among them Matt Porterfield's art-house drama I Used to Be Darker and 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.
Maryland Film Festival has distinguished itself as a creatively charged meeting place for filmmakers and audiences, offering all U.S.-made features hosted by a filmmaker in a competition-free format. The festival is also known for its close relationship with legendary filmmaker John Waters, who selects and hosts a favorite film within each year's festival. Building off record ticket sales in 2012, the festival has expanded from four to five days for its 2013 edition.