February 8, 2023
Annapolis, US 60 F

AFF Feature: Magical Universe

Al Carbee is an octogenarian outsider artist who spends every day completely alone in his labyrinthine house in Maine, creating collage art of hundreds of Barbie Dolls in elaborate dioramas. […]

AFF Short: Night

Andrew spends his days helping people find each other, in the employ of “Real Love”, an online dating site.  At night, in his loneliness, he wanders down dark paths to […]

AFF Feature: Lawrence and Holloman

An hysterically dark and twisted story of a cynical and suicidal accounting clerk, taken under the wing of a happy-go-lucky suit salesman.  Lawrence, an eternal optimist, attempts to teach Holloman, […]

AFF Feature: Elena

Elena moves to New York to become an actress.  She leaves behind Petra, her seven-year old sister. Two decades later, Petra also becomes an actress and goes to New York […]

AFF Feature: Druid Peak

Sixteen year-old Owen is a bully, lashing out against life in rural West Virginia. When his actions lead to the death of a friend, he is sent to live with […]

AFF Feature: In the Name Of…

Adam, a Catholic priest, runs a home for delinquent teenage boys in a remote Polish village.  The arrival of Lukasz, a troubled and vulnerable young man, touches something deep within […]

AFF Feature: If I Could

This true story follows the life of Tracy, a young woman facing the ghosts of her troubled past, in a fight to keep her son from the same demons that […]

AFF Feature: The Priest’s Children

When Father Fabijan arrives at his new post on a tiny Dalmatian island, he discovers a dwindling community where funerals notably exceed christenings. Willing to take subversive action to enforce […]

AFF Short: Baxter

Baxter, an obsessive-compulsive raccoon, happens upon the chance of a lifetime: an unattended sweet shop. The sky’s the limit! But first a little cleaning, color coordinating and reorganizing. (USA, 2013, […]

AFF Feature: Jamesy Boy

Jamesy Boy is the true story of teenager James Burns (Spencer Lofranco) who goes from running the streets in a suburban gang to the confines of a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by […]

AFF Feature: Blood Brother

Disenchanted and at loose ends, American Rocky Braat travels through India without a plan. There he has a chance meeting with a group of HIV positive children living in an […]

AFF Short: Doing it for Me

When two teens in the District of Columbia lose their way through the traditional school system, can their best friend help them get back on their feet again? Doing It […]

AFF Feature: God Loves Uganda

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Thanks to charismatic religious […]

AFF Feature: Suitcase of Love and Shame

This 1960’s Mid-western love story is reconstructed from 60 hours of audiotape discovered in a suitcase purchased on eBay. The recordings, equally tender, erotic, and pathetic, chronicle the details of […]

AFF Feature: Maidentrip

14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of […]

AFF Short: Leaving Sharpe

In January 2013, Washington, D.C. Public Schools announced it would close Sharpe Health, a school for students with special needs, and move its program to a vacant Anacostia school building […]

AFF Feature: Mondays At Racine

Every third Monday of the month, two bold, brassy sisters open the doors of their Long Island hair salon to women diagnosed with cancer. As locks of hair fall to […]

AFF Feature: The New Black

A frank document of the evolution of division in the African-American community as it grapples with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement. Activists, families, […]

AFF Feature: Friended to Death

Do you ever ask yourself: if I died tomorrow, who would come to my funeral? Facebook-addict Michael Harris would give anything to know the answer. So, after having the worst […]

AFF Short: Alone Together

Thomas DeKornfeld is not your average runner– he’s an ultrarunner, meaning he’ll run over 50 kilometers in one go. Follow Tom on his first 24-hour race. 
His goal: to run […]

AFF Feature: Stand Clear of The Closing Doors

Mariana, an undocumented Mexican mother, searches the outskirts of New York City for her autistic son when he does not return from school.  Meanwhile, 13-year-old Ricky embarks on an eleven-day […]

AFF Feature: Running From Crazy

Actress Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of legendary author Ernest Hemingway, examines the mental illness and suicides that color her family’s history and tries to avert that fate for herself and her […]

AFF Short: Lunchtime

It’s a jungle out there, not fit for man nor beast…well, beasts maybe. (Ireland, 2012, 3 min., Narrative Short) Andrew Barry Get your Annapolis Film Festival tickets here!

AFF Short: The Ones We Love

While chatting with a friend on the phone, a teenager hears an intruder. Home alone, she cautiously investigates. (USA, 2013, 9 min., Student Showcase Narrative Short) Ellen Heuer Get your Annapolis […]

AFF Short: Fireworks

Two brothers go in search of the one thing that’ll impress the girls and make this the best 4th of July ever: fireworks!  A sparkling coming of age story in […]

AFF Short: The Language of Love

In the middle of a French exam, Charlie struggles to find the words to be true to his best friend…and himself.  A wry, sensitive and moving account of a young […]

AFF Short: Butterfly Dreams

A nine-year old girl in rural India, exploited by child labor, must find a way to pursue her dream – to learn how to read and write.  She has one […]

AFF Short: Heartbeats of Fiji

Ben is searching for purpose. Masi is following a dream. From separate islands, these young, aspiring Fijian hip hop artists connect through music at The Fiji Beat Making Lab, which […]

AFF Short: Irish Folk Furniture

Self-propelled Irish folk furniture gets a makeover from an initially reluctant carpenter in this fetching, animated short documentary.  Winner: Best Animation for a Short Film at the 2014 Sundance Film […]

AFF Feature: Putzel

Walter’s world is circumscribed by 59th Street to the south and 116th to the north. All his needs are met within a two-block radius of his Manhattan apartment – a […]

AFF Short: The Potter’s Field

What happens to the homeless when they die?  A group of high school students in Louisville, Kentucky take on a transformative experience and volunteer to give burial services for the […]

AFF Short: Boneshaker

A Ghanaian immigrant family searches the back roads of rural Louisiana for the Pentecostal church that they believe can cure their problem child. Starring Quvenzhané Wallis (Beast of the Southern […]

AFF Short: Caterwaul

An aging fisherman develops an intimate relationship with a lobster as the man struggles to find closure with his lost wife. (USA, 2013, 14 min., Narrative Short) Ian Samuels Get […]

AFF Short: Damn Girl

Alex is a 12-year old tomboy who only hangs out only with boys, drinks, and paints graffiti at night. Confronted with an incipient sexuality, she fights the changes that are […]

AFF Short: Josephine and the Roach

A cockroach falls in love with a woman whose apartment he infests. Surely their shared appreciation of early 20th century French classical music will bridge their differences.  Winner of the […]

AFF Feature: The Real Inglorious Bastards

The thrilling story of Operation Greenup, the most successful intelligence-gathering OSS operation of World War II. Two young Jewish-American refugees—one from Germany, the other from Holland—team up with a conscientious […]

AFF Feature: I Am Divine

The story of Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, from his humble beginnings as an overweight, teased Baltimore youth to his ultimate metamorphosis as the internationally recognized drag superstar he became […]

AFF Short: Frostbiters

Blizzards, ice storms, wind, and freezing waters: perfect weather for sailing, eh? Explore the extreme winter sailing sport of Frostbiting and see exclusive interviews with some of America’s top sailors […]