20 Weeks Screens as Saturday Night Feature for Maryland International Film Festival

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The Seventh annual Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown's has announced the Saturday night featured films, including 20 Weeks, starring Amir Arison- recipient of this year's Mendez Award!

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Hovey said, "This year's festival has a strong representation of female filmmakers who are exhibiting extraordinary work. Leena Pendharkar, has a wonderful film called 20 Weeks and it is up for a best feature."

20 Weeks Screens as Saturday Night Feature for Maryland International Film Festival

The Seventh annual Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown's has announced the Saturday night featured films, including 20 Weeks, starring Amir Arison- recipient of this year's Mendez Award!

Directed by Leena Pendharkar her break-out film 20 Weeks screens at the Maryland Theatre on Saturday, April 28 at 8:20PM. 20 Weeks is nominated for the Best Feature award at the Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown. The romance/drama follows the story of a couple that must decide on how to move forward with a pregnancy when their baby is diagnosed with serious health conditions at the 20-week scan.

Saturday Night Featured Short Films Screening at The Maryland Theatre, 8:20pm:
Asleep: The world premier screening! A young couple embarks on a routine weekend getaway to the beach. As they enjoy the lifestyle and scenery, however, they struggle to deal with the issues that are pulling them apart. Directed by Mitch Walck.

North of Nowhere: A girl, a gun and a last chance. Directed by Scott Ballard.

Bella Donna: A beautiful, faithful wife plans the perfect dinner for her husband, whose idea of perfection is far from hers. Directed by Christopher Basile.

The Last Goodbye: A young farmer lives in the wake of the unexpected loss of his mentor. He is filled with questions, sadness, anger, and utter disbelief. But life will continue on because for a farmer, their work is never done. Directed by Kris Potter.

Space Girls: Semi-finalist short film! During a sleepover, four space obsessed 9-year-old girls embark on a secret mission in their cardboard rocket. Directed by Carys Watford.

Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown Executive Director, Tracie Hovey says, "This year's festival has a strong representation of female filmmakers who are exhibiting extraordinary work. Leena Pendharkar, has a wonderful film called 20 Weeks and it is up for a best feature. We are so proud of this Saturday night line-up, and very pleased to support the work of woman in the film industry."

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For more information about the festival, and to purchase tickets for the April 27-29 event, see: http://www.marylandiff.com. Or contact Tracie Hovey, festival director at tracie@ovationpr.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 Incorporated, Ovation PR & Advertising, Gideon Properties, RBC Wealth Management, Homewood Suites by HILTON, WDVM Television, Jay Frantz, and the Maryland Film Office.

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