A day at the movies sounds nice, doesn’t it? How about a long weekend?
Local film lovers can indulge in just that later this month, when the Annapolis Film Festival (AFF) returns for its third year in the state capital. From Thursday, March 26th through Sunday the 29th, more than seventy independent films, from documentaries and shorts to full-length features, will be shown in venues around Annapolis.
The AFF will also include fun opening night festivities at Key Auditorium at St. John’s College, special showcases featuring student work and films focused on the Jewish, African American and LGBT experiences, and morning “Coffee Talks” providing behind the scenes insight on the film industry. Films will be shown at several venues around the city, all easily accessible via the free Circulator trolley.
The broad selection of films offers something for everyone, with topics ranging from mental health and global politics to comedies and sailing. All newly released and independently produced, the collection of films is smart, engaging, often edgy, and sure to spark conversation.
Festival attendees may also catch a glimpse of celebrity guests and the film-makers themselves, in town for their big screen moments. In addition to celeb-sightings and the movies themselves, the AFF will include panel discussions on a variety of topics, from “The Art of the Pitch” to “As the Web Turns.”
Several ticketing options are available. Festival passes, available for $105, allow festival-goers to attend any films shown throughout the festival, to the panels and to opening and closing night festivities. Day passes are also available ($40 per day) and tickets may be purchased for individual films and panels ($12 or $8 for students 25 and under).
The Annapolis Film Festival build’s on the town’s dedication to the cultural arts and to celebrating all things creative. During the film festival, that spirit and focus is on display – both on the screen, in the panels and throughout the community.
For more information, including a list of films and panels daily schedules, venue information, travel guidance and hotel partners, visit the AFF website. Tickets and passes are on sale now and can be purchased through the AFF website. For driving directions, parking and everything Annapolis, “Find It Here”, at VisitAnnapolis.org.
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