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The Maryland International Film Festival is organized by filmmakers and marketing executives who understand the power of film and support the talent of the independent filmmaker. Our goal is to fill theaters to capacity, encourage the development of filmmaker networks including media, distribution and the association with other artists. MDIFF believes in the importance of giving back to the community and will be donating a portion of the proceeds to charities around the globe. - See more at:




Maryland International Film Festival Hagerstown rescheduled to August 28-30


Is it Time to Change the Role of the Film Critic?

Recently, there has been an onslaught of critic’s articles about El Chicano with mixed feedback. I must say I was disappointed to read the negative feedback but understand that everyone has a different opinion. If critics are looking for some positive discourse with the filmmaker, maybe we should all consider changing the dynamic. If reviews are about helping filmmakers see their errors or fix the film, then it should be done before the movie is released in a setting where it can be rem...

El Chicano Wins Best Feature at Maryland International Film Festival

El Chicano Wins Best Feature at Maryland International Film Festival, Hagerstown HAGERSTOWN, Md.,  -- The Eighth Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown ended with the awards ceremony at the Historic Maryland Theatre. Executive Director, Tracie Hovey said, "We continue to be impressed by the talent and creativity of the filmmakers that attend this festival. We love the social justice issues that filmmakers bring to our attention, whether it ...

Submit To Maryland International Film Festival 2019

  March 29 – 31, 2019 December 1, 2018  Regular Deadline I December 31, 2018 Late Deadline I January 31, 2019 Extended Deadline   Welcome, filmmakers, to the Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown. We are excited about our 8th year coming up on March 29th-31st, 2019. We are Movie Magazine's top 50 festival worth their entry fee. For 8 years, we've been bringing in the finest films from around the world. The film festival became a 5...

20 Weeks Wins Best Feature at Maryland International Film Festival 2018

The Maryland International Film Festival handed out their awards on Sunday, April 29, at the Grand Piano Ballroom. Awards were given for Best Feature, Short, Animation, Student, Local, Documentray, and Foreign films. Festival Director, Tracie Hovey said, "This year has been jam packed with some of the best films on the circuit. We are always thrilled to host such amazing talent in Hagerstown. It gives residents a chance to see films that are about to be seen on Netflix and other distributio...

Last Call at Murray's Screens at the Maryland International Film Festival

  Award-Winning Film Last Call at Murray’s Screens at the Maryland International Film Festival   Washington DC March 29, 2017– The award-winning film Last Call at Murray’s will screen at the Maryland International Film Festival on Saturday, April 1st at 3:20 PM at the Academy Theater. The film has received numerous nominations from film festivals around the country and has won Best Ensemble Cast, Best Actress: Elina Madison and Best Actor in a Feature Film: Michael...

Maryland International Film Festival Entry Deadline Extended!

Maryland International Film Festival deadline has been extended until February 10th! Submit your film today:   ...

About the Maryland International Film Festival - Hagerstown

Welcome filmmakers to the Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown. We are excited about our 5th year coming up in April 1-3, 2016. For 5 years, we've been bringing in the finest films from around the world. The film festival became a 501(c)3 and launched in 2009 and now screens more then 70 films each year! Hollywood Director Joe Carnahan is our creative director. He has brought us such films as "The Grey" and "The A-Team" with Liam Neeson and now has Bad Bo...


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