1:30 Academy Theater: 2 Short Films and Endure

Perception 3:40 PM: USA, Texas Filmmaker Attending: Maryland Premiere

Movie • 18 min 47 sec • Drama 
Completed Sep 2016

A young boy, the son of a Mexican immigrant, can draw anything from his memory to perfection. Yet he perceives the world differently and he shows this in his art. 

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Feature• 67 min• 

Endure chronicles the remarkable lengths one man was willing to go to help children with cancer while confronting his own demons. 33-time Emmy award-winning television reporter Jay Korff stepped behind the lens to shoot and direct an evocative film that exposes a national tragedy while honoring the struggle that too many children endure. Tom Mitchell competed in an arduous 200 mile ultra-marathon to raise awareness about the shameful lack of research dollars dedicated to battling childhood cancers. The power of this film isn't in the race but in the lives that inspired Tom to run.

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Awards Ceremony 7:25 PM

Best Short

Best Student

Best Animation

Best Foreign Film

Best Documentary

Best Feature

After Party at Ava's

Shadow: United Kingdom Filmmaker Attending: World Premiere
Short• 16 min• 
While creating an abstract piece art, a young girl, on the verge of a breakdown, reaches out to a young man who seems concerned about her well-being.

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MONEY: USA, Spain, Maryland Premiere: Finalist Best Feature

Feature • 90 min•

Two wealthy businessmen are about to get away with $5 million in ill-gotten money until their plans are revealed by an uninvited house guest.

Kellan Lutz ( Twilight films)

Jess Weixler ( The Good Wife )

Jesse Williams  (Grey's Anatomy)

#Will: Sweeden Filmmaker Attending: U.S. Premiere

• 27 min•

"William is a 15-year old boy who tries to be himself and fights for what he believes in. This gives him several close friends but also some enemies. William uses social media a lot to get recognition but recurrent depressions and delusions seem to plague him. One weekend he gets permission to use the school auditorium alone to record a video but both strange and frightening events start to occur. Someone is also threatening him...

#will is the story about a teenage boy's struggle to gain control of both his mind and own destiny.

 Academy Theater -Sunday, April 2, 2017

5:45 PM Academy Theater

Bad Frank: USA, NY Finalist Best Feature

Feature • 105 min•

Frank Pierce leads a seemingly normal life, but when a disturbing past reemerges & something precious is taken from him, his mask of sanity loosens & unearths the urge to be violent once again.

Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Natural Born Killers, Heat)
Brian O'Halloran (Clerks)
Ray Boom Boom Mancini (World Boxing Champion, The Good Son)
Kevin Interdonato (Blue Collar Boys)

Tickets/Festival Passes

It's important to us to keep our tickets reasonably priced tickets are $7 or a daytime film and $10 for an evening feature. We're waging a war against the middleman markups that so frequently occur in this industry.  You can also purchase tickets the day of the show at each venue. Just know that seating is limited, and we can't guarantee availability for more popular films. If you have purchased tickets online just save your receipt and show it at the door! For all Day Pass and 3-Day All Festival passes please present receipt at the door!