MARCH 12, 2020

Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown postponed

The 9th Annual Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown is being postponed, the president of the festival said Thursday.

President Nicole Houser told WDVM of the postponing shortly after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced immediate action in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Part of that action plan included canceling large gatherings and events with over 250 attendees. 

The Board of Directors are working to reschedule the festival which was originally slated for March 27-29, 2020.

MARCH 23, 2019

Nora Roberts Foundation Award Recipient Announced for 2019 Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown

The Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown has announced that the Historic Maryland Theatre Board of Directors has been chosen as the 2019 Nora Roberts Foundation Award recipient. The prestigious award is given in recognition of either success in the film and television industry, or in creating opportunities for achievements for the film and arts communities in Maryland. The award especially recognizes Maryland ties. The Executive Director of the Film Festival Tracie Hovey said, "The Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown recognizes the 'visioning' that the Maryland Theatre Board of directors has had, over many years, to plan and push what is now an incredible Urban Improvement Project forward for Hagerstown and Washington County," Hovey said that this year's award recognizes the commitment of the board of directors, and also the collaboration with a community-wide coalition of supporters. The multi-million dollar renovation and expansion project of the Maryland Theatre joins with tremendous expansion efforts taking place with the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, and more.

MARCH 14, 2019

Hogan to receive film festival's Mendez Award in Hagerstown

Hogan is being recognized for his support of the arts in Hagerstown and Washington County, including “his efforts in supporting the historic Maryland Theatre expansion, the expansion of the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts and the expansion of the University System of Maryland Hagerstown,” Hovey said. “He also signed into law the new Maryland Film Incentive Program, which helps independent filmmaking, and provides increased tax incentives for the film industry.”

MARCH 14, 2019

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announced as Mendez Award Recipient, To Be Awarded at the 2019 Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will be awarded the Mendez Award at the Maryland International Film Festival in Hagerstown, Marylandon March 29, 2019. Executive Director Tracie Hovey said, "The Mendez Award is awarded to someone who has succeeded in the Television and Film Industry; or has supported film and television, and has given back to the community. 

MARCH 2019

Ryan Smetzer Interviews Governor Larry Hogan at Maryland International Film Festival

Ryan Smetzer interviews Governor Larry Hogan, Mendez Award Winner on the red carpet for the opening night of the eighth Annual Maryland International Film Festival.



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