Meet Some of our Sponsors!

Annapolis Film Festival Blog, News & Updates

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 …

Meet Derek Horne

Annapolis Film Festival News & Updates

Our new Festival Manager and Director of Short FilmProgramming. Derek is a longtime advocate for short films, starting in the 90s when he worked in acquisitions for Atom Films, Shortbuzz.com, and iCast; curated short film programs at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City; and wrote articles about short films for IndieWire. In 2001 he became the founding editor …

New Art Unveiled!

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Joe Barsin’s highly anticipated poster artwork has been unveiled! Joe, whose company Citizen Pride is responsible for some of Annapolis’ most iconic images, has conjured up the artwork for the Annapolis Film Festival since the first year. He is the man behind our iconic look. The art was revealed last night at a poster unveiling party at The Metropolitan Kitchen …

Passes Are Available Now

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Annapolis Film Festival General Passes are available NOW: General Pass – (available now at $125 until March 30th or until sold out! ) Allows entry into Opening Night, the Opening Night After Party, and Best of the Fest on Sunday (a combined $45 value) PLUS unlimited access to all 70 films and 6 panels throughout the entire festival. Skip the day of …

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 …

Annapolis Film Festival 2016 Features Strong African-American Voices

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Strong African-American voices, some contemporary, some historic, are featured in the Annapolis Film Festival 2016. The African-American Experience Showcase screening of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez is at Asbury United Methodist Church on West Street on Friday, April 1 at 6:45 pm. The Showcase is sponsored by The Glaucoma Center and Dr. Alyson Hall. BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, directed by Barbara Attie, Janet …