Free things to do at the Annapolis Film Festival

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

filmscreeningWhile most people will choose to buy a pass so they can see the largest number of films over the four days of the Annapolis Film Festival, March 27thto 30th, there are some FREE EVENTS for those on a tight budget:

Friday, March 28th, 11:30 am, Maryland Hall, Room 308, a shorts program titled True Stories: The New Look of the Documentary is free to the public.

These nine short films include: an animated film, Irish Folk FurnitureSolo, Piano – NYC about an old, abandoned piano; Flo, “being born blind in one eye is perfect for a photographer!”; Animation Hotline 2013, insightful and bizarre microshorts based on voice mail messages; Light Plate, a meditation on light in Tuscany; We Will Live Again, about cryopreservation; Woody Before Allen, about building a statue to Woody Allen in Russia;Grandpa and Me and a Helicopter to Heaven, a boy and his grandfather escape to the woods for a final adventure; and Slomo, a neurologist trades his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades.

Sunday, March 30th, 1 pm, in the Main Auditorium of Maryland Hall, presented by Fortune Magazine, a screening of Who Cares? This documentary from Brazil introduces us to the rapidly growing movement of Social Entrepeneurship. Shot in seven countries, it profiles some inspirational people who have taken it upon themselves to eliminate some of the major problems of humanity through creative enterprise.

Who Cares? is preceded by The Silkies of Madagascar, a documentary about silk weavers in a village in the remote highlands whose lives are transformed with the help of a 25 year old Peace Corps volunteer. Q&A to follow.

Sunday, March 30th, 2:30 pm, Gymnasium, Maryland Hall, Student Shorts Showcase. Eleven of the best student films from around the globe. Titles include:   Baxter, One Party Ultimate Nightclub, Alone Together, Leaving Sharpe, The Dreamer, The Restless, The Ones We Love, Sheltered Love, Happily Ever After, A Christmas Moose, and Ultramarine. Some of the young filmmakers are local such as: Baxter Director, Ty Coyle; Alone Together Director, Ora DeKornfeld; The Ones We Love Director, Ellen Heuerand A Christmas Moose Director, Rebecca Wilson.

To purchase four-day and one day passes (student tickets and passes also available) for paid events, please visit www.annapolisfilmfestival.net

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