The First Annual Maryland International Film Festival
50 movies, four days, one dream: Maryland International Film Festival
Limousines, a red carpet, glitz, glamour and movie stars.
Hagerstown has gone Hollywood.
Those who think the Hub City lacks in big-time events will take one squarely on the chin this week when actors, directors, producers and critics arrive in town for the first Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown.
The festival will run from Thursday, Oct. 13, to Sunday, Oct. 16.
Hagerstown, you say?
Why not? asks Tracie Donahue.
“There are small towns across the world that have film festivals,” she said. “Look at Sundance and Cannes, for example.”
Now, it’s Hagerstown’s turn.
When the red carpet is rolled out in front of The Maryland Theatre on opening night, it will be the realization of a dream for Donahue, who is the festival’s director.
It began years, miles and time zones away in California, when Donahue, a film festival journalist, considered having her own festival.