Spotlight on Shorts Challenge Contender: Ashleigh Coffelt

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Annapolis Film Festival Press Release Six Finalists will duke it out in front of a live panel of industry judges and a voting audience at the Annapolis Film Festival’s First Shorts Challenge: Pitch Contest. The winner receives a $30,000 in-kind production package to produce their short film which will premiere at the 2019 Annapolis Film Festival. Watch the Shorts Challenge …

Spotlight on Shorts Challenge Contender: Annalise Lamberty

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Annapolis Film Festival Press Release Six Finalists will duke it out in front of a live panel of industry judges and a voting audience at the Annapolis Film Festival’s First Shorts Challenge: Pitch Contest. The winner receives a $30,000 in-kind production package to produce their short film which will premiere at the 2019 Annapolis Film Festival. Watch the Shorts Challenge …

Spotlight on Shorts Challenge Contender: Chuckwunonso Dureke

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Annapolis Film Festival Press Release Six Finalists will duke it out in front of a live panel of industry judges and a voting audience at the Annapolis Film Festival’s First Shorts Challenge: Pitch Contest. The winner receives a $30,000 in-kind production package to produce their short film which will premiere at the 2019 Annapolis Film Festival. Watch the Shorts Challenge …

Spotlight on Shorts Challenge Contender: Lindsay Corriveau

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  Spotlight on Shorts Challenge Contender: Lindsay Corriveau Annapolis Film Festival Press Release Six Finalists will duke it out in front of a live panel of industry judges and a voting audience at the Annapolis Film Festival’s First Shorts Challenge: Pitch Contest. The winner receives a $30,000 in-kind production package to produce their short film which will premiere at the …

Annapolis Film Festival Releases Four-Day Full Film Slate

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Annapolis Film Festival Releases Four-Day Full Film Slate More Than 80 Films from 28 Countries Annapolis, MD – Feb. 27, 2018 – The Annapolis Film Festival reveals its full slate of more than 80 films from 28 countries screening during the festival: March 22-25, 2018, including a U.S. premiere and four films from Sundance making their East Coast premiere, The …

The Keeper of the Brand: Joe Barsin

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As Art Director of the Annapolis Film Festival, Joe Barsin has a lot of influence. “I’m the keeper of the brand.” Barsin created the consistent identity for the Annapolis Film Festival through its logo and develops AFF’s annual image which always uses a scheme of warm orange, rich red, deep blue, gray, black and a pop of purple. “The color …

It’s Just “Bezness as Usual”

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by Charles Green This compelling documentary tells the story of a son’s struggle to connect with his father.. The director Alex Pitstra is the son of a Dutch mother, Anneke, and Tunisian father, Mohsen, who met when Alex’s mother went to Tunisia for a vacation. The relationship ended badly, and Alex, originally named Kazim, didn’t see his father again until …

Going AWOL?

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by Charles Green This is a moving film about love and the sacrifices we make for those we care about. Written by Deb Shoval and Karolina Waclawiak, and directed by Deb Shoval, it’s an incredibly sad, but beautifully told story. It follows two young women, Joey (Lola Kirke) and Rayna (Breeda Wool), living in a small town in Pennsylvania. Joey …

Check It (out) !

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Check It is an incredibly powerful documentary, following the lives of several members of Check It, the only known openly GLBT gang in America. Living in DC and almost entirely African-American, these young people came together for survival, defending themselves against anti-gay violence and poverty. As Mo, a counselor who has worked with the gang remarks, “to be black is …