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John Waters and John Travolta
Photo By: Frank Hamilton for the Maryland Film Festival
Filmaker Ben Lear at party
Photo By: AFI DOCS
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1 Ocean City's First Annual Film Festival

March 9-11, 2018

Throughout the four-day festival, at the Art League of Ocean City, there will be times designated for networking and mixing with the artist,. In addition, there will be an opening ceremony, screenings, an award ceremony, and a closing reception.

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2 Recent --- Annapolis Film Festival

March 22-25, 2018

The excitement of the Annapolis Film Festival returns for a fifth year. Packed with dozens of domestic and international documentary features and shorts, narrative features and shorts, student films, and full-length feature films, the AFF is must for all movie lovers. Lectures and discussions are also held to give festival-goers insight into the processes used by directors, actors, and writers.

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3 Recent -- Maryland Film Festival - Baltimore

May 2-6, 2018

Maryland Film Festival is an annual five-day event that takes place in Baltimore, featuring top-notch film and video work from across the globe. 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. For every North American feature film screened within the festival, a filmmaker attends the festival to present their work.  

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4 AFI DOCS - Silver Springs

June 13-17, 2018

AFI DOCS is the nation's premier documentary film festival known for showcasing the best in documentary filmmaking from the US and around the world. Join in conversations you won't experience at any other film festival, AFI DOCS harnesses the power of documentary film as an art form and its potential to inspire change. Screenings during this annual five-day event take place in landmark venues in Washington, DC and and Maryland -including the world-class AFI Silver Theatre.

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5 North Beach American Film Festival

June 22-24, 2018

NBAFF spotlights films that exhibit multi-cultural and diverse aspects of American life. The inaugural opening will hold seven screening blocks, educational seminars & awards ceremony.

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6 Chesapeake Film Festival - Easton

2018 dates TBD

The Chesapeake Film Festival, headquartered at the Avalon Theatre, focuses on narrative, documentary, and short films that illuminate the diversity and universality of the human condition.
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