Annapolis Film Festival has features for all ages

The Annapolis Film Festival will be rolling March 30 to April 2 at venues throughout Annapolis and has several films suitable for families and teens.

Film Festival Lilly W“Lilly and the Magic Pearl” will appeal to younger kids. The adaptation of a Bulgarian bedtime story is about acceptance and friendship. While Lilly is standing in a phone booth on the ocean shore listening to a fairy tail, the phone booth plunges into the wild surf and settles on the sea bottom. There, Lilly changes into an animated girl and discovers a colorful world of synchronized schools of fish and dreamy jellyfish, as well as dangers lurking amidst the bubbles.
April 1, noon at Annapolis Elementary School.

“The Islands and the Whales” may appeal to older teens interested in the plight of endangered species. The documentary is about whale hunters of the Faroe Islands and the discovery of the effects of marine pollution on mercury levels in the whale meat. The film includes scenes of wales dying an a good bit of blood.
March 31 and April 1, 12:30 p.m. at Maryland Hall

“Burn Your Maps” is about an 8-year-old American boy who experiences an epiphany and imagines that he is a Mongolian sheepherder.
April 1, 1:30 p.m. and April 2, 7 p.m. at St. Johns College FSK Auditorium

“Supergirl” is a coming of age documentary about an 11-year-old weightlifter who must fight to hold on to her title while navigating the perils of adolescence.
March 31, 5:30 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Churc, and April 2, 2:45 p.m. at St. John's College FSK Auditorium.

To check the schedule and learn more about other narrative films, documentaries and short films featured in the event visit the Annapolis Film Festival website. There will also be a number of panel discussions and featured events plus special film industry guests, including Director Rob Reiner, at the Opening Night events.

Tickets for individual films start at $12.50 but passes are $125 for a general pass including parties, panels and 70 films; $50 for a day pass; or $50 for a student pass.

Enter for a chance to win two VIP all-access passes here. Deadline to enter is 9 a.m. Monday, March 27.

For details visit the Annapolis Film Festival website.

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