The 21st Maryland Film Festival is May 8 – 12, 2019

in Baltimore’s Station North Arts and Entertainment District!

Spend 5 Days Captivated by the Films and Creators Pushing the Boundaries of Cinema! 

Click Here to Explore the 2019 Festival Film Guide!

40+ Feature Films
and 80+ Shorts

New discoveries, premieres, restorations, and selections from the world festival circuit – spanning all genres! 

Meet Filmmakers
Transforming Cinema

The Festival is packed with panel discussions and all screenings of North American films are hosted by the artists.

Must-See Special 
Events & Guests

As always, John Waters picks and hosts one of his favorite films. More can’t-miss screenings to be announced!  


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Whether you’re a film buff or casual moviegoer, The Maryland Film Festival will leave you inspired!

For the span of a few days, the center of cinematic gravity had shifted from wherever you’d usually look for it (Hollywood, New York, Paris) to Baltimore.” — Richard Brody, Film Critic at The New Yorker

Click Here to Explore the 2019 Festival Film Guide!

Last year, Festival attendees were among the first in the world to see “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” “Madeline’s Madeline,” “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” and “First Reformed” — long before they appeared on countless BEST OF 2018 lists.

Don’t miss great special events, including: 

– The all-new BALTI-SHORTS: a program of five incredible Baltimore-made short films 

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL, the new documentary hosted by director Stanley Nelson with special guest and Miles bandmate Lonnie Liston Smith

– The annual pick selected and hosted by John Waters: The pitch-black horror-comedy MOM and DAD

– More to come!

The Festival hub will be the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway, the 1915 movie house that returned in 2017 as Baltimore’s centerpiece for film appreciation and education.

In the past, the Festival has hosted famed directors including Barry Levinson, Kathryn Bigelow, Melvin Van Peebles, Greta Gerwig, Jonathan Demme, Alex Gibney, Barry Jenkins, Matthew Porterfield, David Lowery, Kris & Joe Swanberg and Lena Dunham.

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