UPCOMING EVENTS
Dec 15, 2014

Sumit your film to MFF 2015! For more information, visit mdfilmfest.com/submissions.

Deadline to Submit Your Film to MFF is 12/15/14!
RECENT EVENTS
Oct 17, 2014

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Invitational returns to Baltimore!  7:30pm at MICA's Falvey Hall.  Free for Friends of the Festival!

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Invitational Returns!
Sep 25, 2014

HELLION screening with Kat Candler at Stevenson University's Soundstage.  7pm reception, 8pm screening. Free but space is limited.

Screening MFF 2014's HELLION with Kat Candler
Sep 10, 2014

Sneak preview of THE DROP at Landmark Harbor East, 7:30pm! Free passes for Friends of the Festival!

Sneak Preview of THE DROP at Landmark Harbor East!
FILM GUIDE

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FORT TILDEN
FORT TILDEN
Directed By: Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers

Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers are filmmakers based in Brooklyn who met at NYU Graduate Film school. They have each written and directed award-winning short films that have screened at festivals such as Telluride, Sarasota, and Aspen Shortsfest. Fort Tilden was conceived and produced last summer and is their first collaboration.

 
Hosted/Presented By: Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers

Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers are filmmakers based in Brooklyn who met at NYU Graduate Film school. They have each written and directed award-winning short films that have screened at festivals such as Telluride, Sarasota, and Aspen Shortsfest. Fort Tilden was conceived and produced last summer and is their first collaboration.

 
Run Time: 97 Minutes
Starring: Bridey Elliott, Clare McNulty, Griffin Newman, Jeffrey Scaperrotta, Neil Casey, Alysia Reiner, Will Hines, Peter Vack, Max Jenkins, John Early

Roommates and besties Allie and Harper have it all: a cute Brooklyn apartment, nice clothes, plenty of friends, and a light-hearted life free of heavy responsibilities—so naturally, they’re perpetually dissatisfied, and every little setback feels overwhelming. As Allie prepares to ship off to a country she knows next to nothing about for the Peace Corps and Harper hits up her wealthy father for handouts, the two decide to meet up with some boys for a sunny day at Fort Tilden’s beach. If only getting there weren’t an insurmountable odyssey. 

Fort Tilden delivers a miraculously well-realized comedic world, in which every supporting character is as vivid and hilarious as the leads; and if the milieu here is akin to that of Girls, the Samuel Beckett-esque barbs with which it looks at characters unable to order a coffee or lock a bicycle without risking a breakdown set it apart as something fierce and new. 

Fort Tilden won the grand jury award for narrative feature at SXSW 2014, the same award that Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture took home in 2010, and it’s a discovery of the same magnitude. Satires this funny and sharp don’t come along every day, and for it to be the work of first-time feature directors makes it an absolute revelation. (Eric Allen Hatch)

 

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Screenings
May 10, 2014
FORT TILDEN
10:00 PM
UB Langsdale Auditorium
May 11, 2014
FORT TILDEN
04:45 PM
UB Langsdale Auditorium