Congratulations to the Maryland Film Festival on another wildly successful year in 2012!
In addition to the Baker Artist Awards, The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund also provides support for many of Baltimore’s rich and diverse cultural offerings, one of which is the Maryland Film Festival. For one weekend every year, the festival highlights both emerging and established filmmakers, showcasing some of Baltimore’s talent amidst some of the best in the world.
This year, one of the Baker Awards 2012 b Grant winners was featured among the festival’s increasingly popular Animated Shorts program. Miranda Pfeiffer, who also won the 2012 Nancy Haragan award for her outstanding work, was one of nine filmmakers to have their work included in the program. Projected on the big screen at Baltimore’s Charles Theater, her 9 minute film Food For The Worms looked phenomenal and was extremely well received. From the Film Festival: “Animated entirely in watercolor, Food For The Worms is composed of thousands of individually hand-painted cels. In the background of a windy desert, as a sheriff and a jewel thief duel, scorpions, flies, horses, and other animals linger in the dust.”
Although it doesn’t do it justice, here’s Food For The Worms in case you missed the two screenings of the Animated Shorts at last weekend’s Film Fest:
Congratulations Miranda! And congratulations to the 2012 Maryland Film Festival on another outstanding weekend of film appreciation and culture!