Seventh Annual Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown Receives Submissions From Twenty-Two Countries

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Red carpet at the Maryland International Film Festival in Hagerstown

Executive Director Tracie Hovey said, “We are excited about the films we have received so far, and the festival submissions are still coming in daily. We are looking forward to a fantastic film festival in Hagerstown this year!”

The seventh annual Maryland International Film Festival, Hagerstown (MDIFF-H) is still accepting submissions for this year’s festival. To date the festival has received more than 200 films from over twenty-two countries. The festival kicks off on April 27, 2018, and runs through April 29, 2018. Executive Director, Tracie Hovey, said, “We are excited about the films we have received so far, and the festival submissions are still coming in daily. We are looking forward to a fantastic film festival in Hagerstown this year!” The last deadline for filmmakers’ submissions is February 24th.

Once again the festival will be hosting acting classes with celebrities Ann Mahoney and Kerry Cahill of The Walking Dead. The classes will be offered on Wednesday, April 25th and Thursday, April 26th in the evenings. The cost is $40 per class.

Last year MDIFF-H was the recipient of Movie Maker Magazine’s “Top 50 Film Festivals Worth Their Entry Fee.” The festival had celebrities including Golden Globe winner, Kamala Lopez, with her film Equal Means Equal, Kerry Cahill and Ann Mahoney from The Walking Dead, Director Joe Carnahan, and Director Eduardo Sanchez.

For more information about the festival, and to purchase tickets for the April 26-29 event, see: http://www.marylandiff.net. The Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown partners with several local organizations, businesses, and individuals, and major sponsors include the City of Hagerstown, the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Washington County Government (Office of Grant Management), the Nora Roberts Foundation, Washington County Arts Council, SNM Global, Horizon Goodwill Industries, Ovation PR & Advertising, and the Herald-Mail.

The Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is organized by filmmakers and marketing executives who understand the power of film and support the talent of the independent filmmaker. One of the film festival’s goals is to encourage the development of filmmaker networks including media, distribution and the association with other artists. MDIFF-Hagerstown, believes in the importance of giving back to the community and donates a portion of the proceeds to non-profit charities.

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