For the third year, the Annapolis Film Festival (AFF) will bring Hollywood to the Chesapeake with an incredible line up of independent feature, shorts and documentary films. The Festival takes place March 26 to 29, 2015, in downtown Annapolis. Moviegoers can stroll from venue to venue or catch a free City Circulator trolley to see some of the world’s smartest and edgiest just-released films.
Opening Night at St. John’s Key Auditorium kicks off the Festival. With Loews Annapolis Hotel as Festival Central and O’Callaghan’s Hotel as the main venue for Panels and Workshops, the Festival screening venues include Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, St. John’s College – Key Auditorium, Asbury United Methodist Church on West Street, St. Anne’s Parish Hall and Annapolis Elementary School. All venues seat a minimum of 225 people.
Special showcases will include films by and about the African-American, Jewish and LGBT experience, and the Student Showcase which will feature 12 shorts. Other film topics include sailing, comedies, veterans, mental health, global politics, world cinema and conversations with surprise industry guests.
“Coffee Talks with…” is an intimate opportunity for VIP pass holders to hear behind-the-scenes talk about the business of directing, acting and producing. These breakfasts with muffins and coffee take place at Crush Winehouse, 9-10 am, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The full-length features and documentaries (confirmed to date) in our 70 film line up are:
Adventures in Comedy, directed by Tom McCaffrey.
Appropriate Behavior, directed by Desiree Akhavan.
Behind Closed Doors, directed by Audrey Estrougo.
Five Star, directed by Keith Miller.
Gabriel, directed by Lou Howe.
Little Accidents, directed by Sarah Colangelo.
Midnight Sun, (U.S. Premiere) directed by Roger Spottiswoode.
The Mystery of Happiness, directed by Daniel Burman.
Night Has Settled, directed by Steve Clark.
Runoff, directed by Kimberly Levin.
Secrets of War, directed by Dennis Botts.
Set Fire to the Stars, directed by Andy Goddard.
Wildlike, directed by Frank Hall Green.
Above and Beyond, directed by Roberta Grossman.
All American High – Revisited, directed by Keva Rosenfeld.
Angkor’s Children, directed by Lauren Shaw.
Back on Board, directed by Cheryl Furjanic.
Burden of Peace, directed by Joey Boink.
The Circle (Der Kreis), directed by Stefan Haupt.
In an Ideal World, directed by Noel Schwerin.
In Country, directed by Mike Attie & Meghan O’Hara.
Meet The Patels, directed by Geeta Patel and Ravi Patel.
Mudbloods, directed by Farzad Sangari.
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker, directed by William Gazecki.
Red Dot on the Ocean, directed by Amy Flannery.
Shored Up, directed by Ben Kalina.
Song from the Forest, directed by Michael Obert.
The Special Need, directed by Carlo Zoratti.
Two Raging Grannies, directed by Håvard Bustnes.
Waiting for August, directed by Teodora Mihai.
The President’s Analyst, directed by Theodor J. Flicker.
Annapolis Film Festival adult tickets are $12; senior and student tickets are $8. The four-day Festival Passes are currently $95 but will increase to $105 March 1. Four-day student passes are $40. All four-day passes include the Opening Night film, the After Party and unlimited films and panel discussions. One-day festival passes are available for $40.
Festival Passes can be purchased at www.annapolisfilmfestival.com. There are a limited number of passes available, once sold out, they are gone. Tickets will be available online after March 1 when the full schedule is released on the website. Visit the website for times and locations of all events. Up-to-the-minute changes in schedule can be followed on the AFF Facebook Fanpage and Twitter.