Overview

About the Festival


Mission:

To be a platform for independent filmmakers to engage audiences, collaborate with other filmmakers, and educate the community with the celebration of film.

Objective:

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. MIFF believes in the importance of giving back to the community and will be donating a portion of the proceeds to charities around the globe.

Events will be held at the Maryland Theatre (Thursday), Bridge of Life (Friday and Saturday), and Academy Theater (Friday and Saturday).

About Maryland Theatre:

The Maryland Theatre was built in 1915, partially destroyed by fire in 1974 and reopened in 1978. The marvelous acoustics are only surpassed by the wonderful ambiance of The Theatre. The Theatre provides comfortable seating for 1300 at performances of country artists, comedians, orchestra concerts, children’s shows, musicians, recitals, stage shows, and others. The Maryland Theatre welcomes approximately 120,000 people through her doors annually.

About the city of Hagerstown, MD:

Hagerstown, Maryland was founded in 1762 by Jonathan Hager and quickly transformed into an avant-garde community. It is not only a beautiful and historical city, but it is also conveniently located near some of the most spectacular and historical monuments in the United States. Situated just outside of Washington D.C., Hagerstown boasts many recreational and cultural events. It is the truly the perfect location for the artistically inclined to celebrate their achievements, camaraderie and films.

SPONSORS

Maryland Convention and Visitors BureauKaplan UniversityThe Maryland TheatreOvation PR & AdvertisingBulls & BearsAnderson PhotographsThompson GasCorporation of Hagerstown MarylandWashington County Arts CouncilHighRockHagerstown Church Bridge of LifeWhat's NXT
Volvo Group Trucks Hagerstown MarylandThe Columbia Bank Hagerstown Trust DivisionLeitersburg CinemasSchmankerl StubeHagerstown Community College

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS

  • Mary Anne and Emmet Burke
  • Mr. Peter and Cynthia Perini