Black Maria Film and Video FestivalOver 50 Cities, USAJanuary 4 June 29, 2005Deadline: November 20, 2004
Since 1981, the annual Black Maria Film and Video festival has been fulfilling its mission to advocate, exhibit and reward the poetic, expressive and insightful vision of independent film and video makers. The festival is known for its national public exhibition program, which features a variety of bold contemporary works drawn from the annual collection of 50 award-winning films and videos. More than 70 institutions welcome the Black Maria Festival, and each individual program is custom tailored, ensuring an accessible and meaningful experience for varied audiences at theaters, museums, colleges, libraries, film societies, microcinemas and community organizations from coast to coast. There are no category restrictions, and the Black Maria is recognized by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy Award qualifying festival for short animation and live-action films. For more information, visit www.blackmariafilmfestival.org.