Late last year, the Maryland Film Festival announced they would be going on hiatus in 2023, leaving Baltimore without a major film festival for the first time in almost 25 years.
Fortunately, our sister station WYPR was able to gather enough grant money and community support to step in and fill the gap.
The New/Next Film Festival, presented by WYPR, will bring 50 Maryland premieres (20 features and 30 shorts) to The Charles Theatre Aug. 18-20 – along with opening and closing night parties at The Metro Gallery and more!
A limited number of All-Access Passes are available now. They provide access to all New/Next screenings; an advance window for film and seat selection ahead of public ticketing; and attendance to all New/Next special events, including the Opening and Closing Night parties and concerts.
The Opening Night Party will include performances by stars of Baltimore’s club and hip-hop scenes, TT the Artist and Dapper Dan Midas.
Here is a list of all the films publicly announced to date, with more announcements coming this week. A full schedule is expected by the end of this month.