Maryland’s film festivals offer the opportunity to explore the very best of world cinema.
Maryland Film Festival
May 7-11, 2014
Maryland Film Festival is an annual four-day 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 -- narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, and hybrid -- to tens of thousands of audience members.
June 18-22, 2014
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silverdocs is the most talked about documentary festival in the United States, called “Non-Fiction Nirvana” by Variety, the “Pre-eminent documentary Festival in the US” by Screen International and the “premiere showcase for documentary film” by Hollywood Reporter. Silverdocs encompasses a seven-day international film festival and five-day concurrent conference that promotes documentary film as a leading art form, supports the work of independent filmmakers and fosters an atmosphere for public dialogue and civic engagement around the issues and ideas explored in the films.
Chesapeake Film Festival
September 19-21, 2014
It is the mission of the Chesapeake Film Festival to entertain, enrich and inspire by bringing the finest in narrative, documentary and short film to the Chesapeake Bay.
Filmmakers like to shoot in Maryland. They can go from urban settings to horse country, to wine country, to a waterfront town along the Chesapeake Bay – all within an hour or two. That’s what travelers like about the state, too. From Mountain Maryland to the Eastern Shore, you’re always in easy driving distance. More info...