Shorts Challenge

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Winner of last year’s inaugural Shorts Challenge Pitch Contest, this is a magical Afro-futurism story about Uzoma Nwosu, a young Nigerian-American woman, who goes on a supposedly normal trip to her local African grocery store. A single turn down the wrong aisle propels her routine grocery shopping experience into a mystical traditional Igbo wedding.
Bride Price by Chuckwunonso Angel Dureke

Bride Price will be playing during the SHORTS PROGRAM #1 : FOR THE MONEY
Friday, March 22nd | 10:00am| Asbury
Saturday, March 23rd | 12:15pm | Asbury

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Saturday March 23, 2019

10:30 pm

Maryland Hall Main Auditorium

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The Maryland Film Office presents the 2nd annual Annapolis Film Festival Shorts Challenge. From dozens of submissions across the country, five filmmakers were selected as finalists to pitch their idea for a short film project on this year's theme of "Truth in Storytelling."

Five  Finalists  2019

"Aliya's Project" by Aqsa Altaf

"Do Not Use" by Michael Feld and Josh Covitt
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"Frida" by Laura Tejero

"Let's Make Things Clear" by Travis Rush

"Walk in the Park" by Ora Dekornfeld


The audience's vote for the best pitch will serve as part of the judges final decision for the winner of the production package to make their film.

Mimi Edmunds - Documentary Producer/Educator

Jack Gerbes - Director of the Maryland Film Office

Lyda Kuth - Executive Director Lef Foundation

Andrea Meditch - President of Back Allie Entertainment & Documentary Producer

Wendy Cohen - President, Picture Motion

Keisha Salmon - Director of Communications, POV

Prize Sponsors

Lens Pro
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Henninger Media Group
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Serious Grip & Electric
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Studio Unknown
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Maryland Film Office