Sponsors’ Spotlight Datri and Rogers

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Meet Two of our Sponsors! James Edmund Datri (left) is President and CEO of the American Advertising Federation, the nation’s only advertising industry trade group that represents all facets of the industry – the country’s leading advertisers, advertising agencies, and media companies. Wayne L. Rogers (right) is Chairman and CEO at The Northeast Maglev, LLC (TNEM) and Chairman of the …

Five Local Connections to Lyndon Baines Johnson

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Geraldine “Gerri” Whittington, LBJ’s personal secretary and the first African-American secretary in the White House, came from South County and attended Wiley H. Bates High School in Annapolis. LBJ spoke at the City Hall in Cumberland, Maryland, “this seedbed of American liberty,” on May 7, 1964. Lyndon Johnson’s maternal ancestors, the Huffmans, apparently migrated to Frederick, Maryland from Germany sometime …

Palate Pleasers and Effen Vodka

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We will say it again: what would we do without our amazing Sponsors?! We particularly love Sally Kaiser of Palate Pleasers who, with her Executive Chef Amy Daniels, is providing the fabulous food for our Opening Night After-Party. Tying in to our LBJ theme, it is rumored that we can expect some good ole Southern soul food!  Since 1981, Palate Pleasers …

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Five Locations in Annapolis: Easy to reach

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Walk, Drive, or Go by Bus Our five AFF 2017 movie theaters are within easy reach of one another. There are several city parking garages and ample free parking at Maryland Hall. We will also have two dedicated City of Annapolis trolley buses that will circle the five venues. Thank you to our theater partners. Without you, the Annapolis Film …

Dataminr Peter Bailey

Peter Bailey: Tech Talk Keynote Speaker

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Tech Talk Keynote Speaker We are excited to welcome Peter Bailey, Chief Strategy Officer of Dataminr, as our Keynote Speaker for our 2017 Tech Talk, presented by Nimble Storage. The Loews Annapolis Hotel Atrium will be hosting the event on Friday afternoon, March 31st. Tweets, texts, ads, emails, images, film files, music, photos and more: Where are they going and …

Meet Some of our Sponsors!

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We are excited to welcome a brand new sponsor this year, Dr. Angela Peterman and her practice, Anne Arundel Dermatology! Dr. Peterman’s practice is open to clinical dermatology issues and includes phototherapy, and sclerotherapy. She has been named one of the area’s Top Docs in What’s Up Annapolis in 2005, 2009 and 2011, as well as Readers Choice. She is …

Announcing Our Hotel Partners

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The Annapolis Film Festival is excited to announce our hotel partners this year! A grateful thank-you to our returning partners Loews Annapolis, O’Callaghan’s, and Historic Inns of Annapolis. Loews plays host to our filmmaker lounge, presents our signature Tech Talk, and lights up the weekend as the location of our Saturday Night Bash at BAROAK. Industry panels and other special …

Meet Mackenzie Pendry

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Operations Manager Mackenzie Pendry graduated from Anne Arundel Community College with a degree in Film Studies. This is her third year working in operations with AFF. She has worked in production for Eye Productions (CBS), Firecracker Films (TLC), and Punched in the Head Productions (MTV), and with events such as the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honoring Smokey …

Sun Like It Hot

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The AFF Office was eager to welcome home FestivalDirector Patti White and Festival Manager Derek Horne, who spent the past weekend in Park City, Utah at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Dodging icicles and navigating the festival bus routes, Patti and Derek took in the boldest and brightest independent works on the festival circuit, including a number of world premieres. …

The Animation Hotline is Here!

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This summer as part of the programming team, I am having a super fun time helping the Annapolis Film Festival in it’s collaborate with animator Dustin Grella. We are presenting a completely unique, creative grass-roots distribution project for his short film series, ANIMATION HOTLINE.  I got to know Dusty when we selected ANIMATION HOTLINE 2015 to appear in our 2016 …