The Frederick Film Festival has announced all the festival’s selected films for the 2013 festival taking place in Downtown Frederick, Maryland on June 28-30.
This list this year includes about 50 films (the High School Film Competition will bring that total to 57), including 15 feature films, from all over the world, in all genres. Sixteen of the films on the selection list are having their first showing in the US at the 2013 F3. The festival this year will take place in two historic venues: The Weinberg Center for the Arts and the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center.
More than 25 countries are represented in the films selected for the 2013 Frederick Film Festival and many of those shorts and features are award winners and highly acclaimed in their native countries. The F3 is attempting to broaden the scope of film-goers 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. John Putch, son of actress Jean Stapleton, and successful director of such shows as “Cougartown”, “The Middle”, “Ugly Betty”, and “Scrubs”, will be on hand and available for questions during the screening of his latest film “Route 30, Too!” Other filmmakers on hand that weekend include Erik Anjou, director of “The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground”; Allan Piper, director of “Married and Counting”; Tom Sims, director of “New River”; and Mike Kravinsky, director of “The Nextnik”; and many others.
This year the festival has also added a special event called F3 Eve which is a pre-theatrical screening of the film “V/H/S/2” on Thursday night, June 27. Director Eduardo Sanchez (“The Blair Witch Project”) will be on hand to intro the film and answer some questions along with others from the film. Due to the special nature of this film, the F3 can only sell 200 tickets. The F3 weekend pass does get you in for free, otherwise tickets are $10.
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 28), the F3 is also hosting Hugh and Zane Campbell, Americana music scions, who, aside from their own musical accomplishments, sing songs and tell stories from their acclaimed family which included such notables as as Ola Belle Reed (Zane & Hugh’s Aunt), Uncle Guy Brooks of The Red Fox Chasers, and others.
Finally, the F3 is proud to welcome the Grammy-winning, legendary band, The Klezmatics to follow the documentary film about them that will be screened on Saturday, June 29. Over the years the Klezmatics have collaborated with such brilliant artists as violinist Itzhak Perlman, signer Arlo Guthrie, poet Alan Ginsberg, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and Israeli vocal icon Chava Alberstein, plus many other prominent artists working within multiple genres.
This year’s Frederick Film Festival is the most ambitious festival yet. As the event heads into its 5th 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 and Weinberg Center Website (www.WeinbergCenter.org) .
- Thursday F3 Eve only Ticket: $10 (limited to 200)
- Friday only Ticket: $10 (includes Afterparty at Brewer’s Alley)
- Saturday only Ticket: $20 (includes Klezmatics concert)
- Sunday only Ticket: $10
- ENTIRE Weekend pass: $30 (includes F3 Eve, Klezmatics and Afterparty)
- Klezmatics ONLY concert: $20 in advance ($25 at the door)