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1 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.  Back for the 20th year!

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Eric Chien at film fest Photo By: AFI DOCS

2 AFI DOCS - Silver Spring

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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3 North Beach American Film Festival

June 22-24, 2018

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

Comcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival at Strathmore Photo By: Comcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival at Strathmore

4 Comcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival at the Strathmore - North Bethesda

August 23-26, 2018

Enjoy movies on the lawn at the beautiful Strathmore campus for 4 nights of free flicks benefiting the National Institutes of Health Children’s Charities.  This festival is fast becoming a favorite among movie fans.


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Location:
5301 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, MD 20852
301-581-5100


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5 The Seventh Annual Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) - Cumberland

October 4-7, 2018
QCFF offers four-days of screenings and educational panels, and welcomes filmmakers from around the world. Located in Allegany County, Cumberland provides a delightful blend of hospitality and history; mingled with charming shops, delicious dining and a vibrant  Arts & Entertainment district. Film categories for 2018 include Animation, Appalachian, Cult, Documentary, Horror/SciFi, Kids/Family, LGBT, and Music.
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Location:
114 South Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502
571-274-4517


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6 Chesapeake Film Festival - Easton

October 12-14, 2018

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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Location:
5301 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Location:
114 South Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502
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