Hollywood Director, Joe Carnahan Partners with the Maryland International Film Festival, Hagerstown

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Joe Carnahan gives back to independent filmmakers by helping Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown.

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I’m happy to be involved with the Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown. It is a terrific opportunity to assist in the growth of the independent film industry. I enjoy giving back to the community and lending my expertise to a great cause.

“A” list director and writer Joe Carnahan is partnering with The Maryland International Film Festival, Hagerstown (MDIFF) as the festival’s creative director. MDIFF Vice President, Tracie Hovey, said “The board of directors welcomed Carnahan’s offer to lend support. We are so excited to have the vision of one of the most innovative and talented writers and directors in Hollywood. Joe Carnahan is a tremendous asset to our organization. We cannot thank him enough for his continued support of the festival through the gracious donation of his time and expertise.”

Joe Carnahan has worked with some of the hottest celebrities in Hollywood over the past several years. His last film, “The Grey” gained significant positive renown for being an exciting, well- written film that had some critics touting it as a possible Oscar contender. Joe Carnahan said, “I’m happy to be involved with the Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown. It is a terrific opportunity to assist in the growth of the independent film industry. I enjoy giving back to the community and lending my expertise to a great cause.”
MDIFF-H 2013 is scheduled to run over three days and will screen 50 films from around the globe. All screenings will take place downtown Hagerstown. The screening will be held at the Maryland Theatre, Bridge of Life, and Academy Theater from April 11-13.

The Maryland International Film Festival, Hagerstown: Watch the Films. Talk to the Filmmakers. Support independent artists.

Sponsors for the film festival include the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Power Marketing, The City of Hagerstown, Maryland Theater, Bridge of Life, Academy Theater, High Rock Studios, Anderson Photographs, Thompson Gas, Washington County Arts Council, 28 South, The Gourmet Goat, Bowman Hospitality, and Kaplan University.

The MDIFF-H mission is to be a platform for independent filmmakers to engage audiences, collaborate with other filmmakers and educate the community with the celebration of film. For more information about MDIFF please call 916-712-2781, email Tracie(at)marylandiff(dot)com or access the website http://www.marylandiff.com.

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