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For The 7th Year The Frederick Film Festival Highlights International, Underscreened, And Documentary Films Downtown

For The 7th Year The Frederick Film Festival Highlights International, Underscreened, And Documentary Films Downtown
New York, NY (Top40 Charts) The Frederick Film Festival (the F3) has announced all the festival's selected films for the 2015 festival taking place in Downtown Frederick, Maryland on June 26-28. This year's F3 will highlight the short film with offerings of nearly 100 short films from 25 countries over the course of the festival! This year's festival will take place in three great venues: The Weinberg Center for the Arts, right around the corner on Court Street at the All Saints' Episcopal Church parish hall, and at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center.

While there will still be 10 feature films at this year's F3, the limelight has been cast on the short film for this year's festival. Short films have become a popular with audiences in the past few years due to the tight story-telling, varied themes, and enhanced production values the short form can provide. The shorter running time also allows viewers to enjoy more films! Short films will be divided into blocks of films throughout the festival so festival-goers can drop in the multiple venues throughout the weekend.

More than 25 countries are represented in the films selected for the 2015 Frederick Film Festival and many of these shorts and features are award winners and highly acclaimed. Special films on tap this year are the SXSW favorites "The Jones Family will Find a Way" and "Planetary." The F3 hopes to broaden the scope of the types of films that movie-goers in our region are offered with a festival that is truly international in spirit, not just in name.

In addition to the films, many film professionals will be attending in support of their films. "Salad Days" director Scott Crawford, "The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead" director Elliot Cowan, and "Southeast 67" director Betsy Cox are just a few of the filmmakers who will be making an appearance. A full list will be on the website as director travel plans are firmed up!

Saturday's programming includes a number of special presentations such as the F3 High School Filmmaker's competition in the morning at the Parish Hall. In the afternoon the F3, in cooperation with National Geographic magazine filmmakers, will present a collection of award-winning National Geographic short films. Filmmakers from National Geographic magazine will be on hand to introduce and talk about the films.

Sunday, as has been the case for the last few years, is Documentary Sunday. All films will be shown at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center and will feature acclaimed documentary films from all around the world.

The F3 is never at a loss for musical entertainment and this year is no exception. In addition to regional favorites Hard Swimmin' Fish (playing our Opening Night Afterparty on June 26), the F3 is also hosting the F3 Blues Review with Bill Wax. Following the Saturday night showing of the film "America's Blues," former BBKing's Bluesville program director Bill Wax will host an evening of blues on the Weinberg stage. Featured blues artists will be Little Bit of Blues, The Big Boy Little Band, and Mary Shaver. The review is designed to highlight various different styles of blues music.

This year's Frederick Film Festival is the most ambitious festival yet. As the event heads into its 7th year, the F3 has proven consistently that every community deserves a great outlet for great film.

Tickets to the Frederick Film Festival are on sale now at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, and can be purchased in person, via phone at 301-600-2828, or online at WeinbergCenter.org.

THE OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
Feature Films (Documentary and Narrative):
Route 30 Three - John Putch - US
The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead - Elliot Cowan - US
America's Blues - Patrick Branson - US
Salad Days - Scott Crawford - US
They Will Have to Kill Us First - Johanna Schwartz - UK
Planetary - Guy Reid - US
The Jones Family Will Make a Way - Alan Berg - US
Southeast 67 - Betsy Cox - US
Listening - Khalil Sullins - US
Searching For Nepal - Phil Deutschle, Robyn Hutman - US
Short Films:
Mit Besten Gruesse - Bernhard Wenger - Austria
The Match - Kurt Spenrath - Canada
The Healing Song - Deborah Libby - US
Tony Windberg: A Painter in the Woods - Thomas Schumacher - Germany/Australia
Alegria - A Humanitarian Expedition - Christoph von Toggenburg - Switzerland
Outlook Not So Good - Andy Novak - US
Think Ink - Wally Chung - US
Romy, Ich bin Krank - Andreas Grützner - Germany
2O mètres d'amour à Montmartre - Pierre Gaffié - France
The Dead Bird - Damian Overton - Australia
Casitas - Javier Marco - Spain
Bear Me - Kasia Wilk - Poland/Germany
Religatio - Jaime Giraldo - Canada
Umbra - Pedro Atienzar - US
Ocean - Stephanie Maxwell - US
A Way Out - Jason Tostevin - US
Wallas on Velos - Alton Valadares - Belgium/India:
Abaskun Eyes - Mahdi Saebi, Mohammad Tabarsa - Iran
I've Just Had a Dream - Javi Navarro - Spain
Infinite - Ryan Stratton - US
The Illusion - Mohammad Reza Hanafi - Iran
Red Point - Motahareh Ahmadpour - Iran
The Blue Marble Of Joys And Sorrows - Paolo Pizzi - US
Counsellor - Venetia Taylor - Australia
Salomea's Nose - Susan Korda - US/Germany
55 Days - Patrick Mason - US
Kiko's Paradise - Paco Gisbert, Ramon Alos, Paqui Ramirez - Spain
YouTupolis - Wojciech Lorenc, Valentina Trevino - US
Swan - Oleksandr Danylenko - Ukraine
Face to Face - Chung Chuan - Taiwan
La Trompeta (The Trumpet) - Andrés Nieves - Spain
Ocule - Kris Ruff-Frederickson - Canada
Sink in the Soil - Doug Stanford - US
Une passion d'or et de feu (A Passion for Gold and Fire) - Sébastien Pins - Belgium
España Is Different - Salvador Guerra - Spain
Luke Spiller-The Struts - Christian Tama Roberts - UK
Gutty - Seyed Sajad Moosavi - Iran
Sneeze Freeze - Gabriel Borgetto - Germany
The Things We Keep - Rosalie Miller - US
The Treehouse - Amy Coop - UK
Das, was Bleibt - Liv Scharbatke - Germany
Renewing Mikael - Joonas Makkonen - Finland
The Palace - Venetia Taylor - Australia
Image - Yousef Jafary - Iran
World Spins Madly On - Jeremy Jed Hammel - US
NonCritical - Daniela Perez Frias, Kelsey Marsh - US
La Semaine des 4 Jeudis (A Month of Sundays) - Franck Janin - France
Mute - Johanna Thalmann - Germany
Disenchanted - Matthew Myslinski - US
Antoine - Cyrus Neshvad - Luxembourg
Le Risque Zero (The Diminished Risk) - Philippe Lacoeuille - France
Prinzip Mensch (The Human Principle) - Marco Gadge - Germany
Impact - Jean-Pierre Michael - France
Blinder Passagier (The Stowaway) - Maria Brendle - Switzerland
Lovesick - Dago Schelin - Brazil/Germany
MeTube: August sings Carmen Habanera - Daniel Moshel - Austria
Si Lunchai - Hannes Rall - Germany/Singapore
Passé composé (In the Past Tense) - Ted Hardy-Carnac - France
Lumberjacked - Joel Mackenzie - Canada
Lobster fra Diavolo - Oriana Oppice - US
Le temps d'un tango (The Time of a Tango) - Frederic Hontschoote - France/Argentina
Condo - Trevor Hardy - UK
Eloïse, Little Dreamer - Myriam L. Obin - Canada
We Got Your Back - Viktor Hertz - Sweden
Rosso Papavero - Martin Smatana - Slovakia
Matices (Shades) - Saul Masri - Mexico
Golden - Dir: Kai Stänicke - Germany
Zack & Luc - Dir: RW Gray - Canada
Magda's Lesbian Lover - Dir: Will Moore - UK
Obama is/and me - Dir: Stevan Lee Mraovitch - France
UMBRA - Dir: Pedro Atienzar - US
That's So Straight - Dir: Will Clements - Canada
Growing Out - Dir: Andrew Walsh - Australia
Strawberries - Dir: Jelena Lela Milošević - Montenegro
Life of Silence - Dir: Cheng-Ru Ying - Taiwan
Not Funny! - Dir: Katharina Woll - Germany
Blut, Reis, und Tranen - Dir: Johannes Rosenstein - Germany

ABOUT THE WEINBERG CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Weinberg Center for the Arts is one of the region's premier performing arts presenters, offering film, dance, music, theatre, and family-focused programming. Located in the historic Tivoli movie theater in downtown Frederick, Md., the Weinberg Center strives to ensure that the arts remain accessible and affordable to local and regional audiences alike. Weinberg Center events are made possible with major support from the City of Frederick, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Ausherman Family Foundation, and other corporate and individual donors.
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