This weekend, the Town of Bel Air Film Festival is being held at the Bel Air Reckord Armory on N. Main Street.
The festival opened on Friday with guest speaker Michael Sragow, film critic for the Baltimore Sun, and a screening of the 1937 Victor Fleming film Captains Courageous. Two films were screened on Saturday: first, the award-winning documentary Afghan Star, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and then, The English Surgeon, a documentary that depicts the dilemmas of a British neurosurgeon operating in the Ukraine.
But on Sunday, members of our own Harford County community will be in the spotlight.
The festival will be screening selected works by students from C. Milton Wright High School and the John Carroll School.
This is the first year student films will be shown at the festival. Rebecca R. Jessop from the Harford County Center for the Arts hopes that this will mark the beginning of an annual tradition.
The local student films will begin screening at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 18th at the Reckord Armory at 37 N. Main Street in Bel Air. Admission is free, and the doors will open at 1:30 PM for those who wish to attend. Around 90 minutes of work is set to be shown. All in attendance will also receive free shaved ice treats, courtesy of Sharon’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice.
Please join the Town of Bel Air in celebrating the artistic achievements of local student filmmakers. Comfortable table seating will be provided, though you may also bring your own blankets– and snacks, too!
For more information, visit the Town of Bel Air Film Festival.
Look for a follow-up article here at The Dagger on the featured local students and their films.