Creative Alliance presents new work by international, national, and local filmmakers. We also lend support and vital resources to Baltimore's thriving independent filmmaking community with workshops, career development, and places for filmmakers to gather, meet one another, and share their passions. 

Fri Sep 21

Paternal Rites is a first-person essay film that examines the secret underbelly of a contemporary Jewish American family as they grapple with the aftereffects of physical and sexual abuse on their present-day lives. It is also a groundbreaking film about the nature of trauma and memory itself: the ways in which trauma encrypts in uncanny ways; the function of speech and narrative in the process of decryption; and the role of film and filmmaking in the practice of healing. Paternal Rites draws inspiration from podcasts like This American Life and Radiolab and the long lineage of LGBT essay filmmakers in North America such as Jenni Olson, Marlon Riggs, and Richard Fung.

Wed Sep 26

The 29 Days Later Film Project, now in its 10th year, motivates filmmakers to make a film and get their projects shown on the big screen in front of a packed house. Filmmakers of all abilities, from beginner to pro, have 29 days to complete and polish their work.

Sat Sep 29

Shout the lines! Skip school! Win stuff! Toss back Ferris Bueller cocktails! We're turningĀ our favorite back to school flick into an interactive movie night!

Sat Oct 6

This festival honors and awards the best filmmakers in the Greater Baltimore region. Selected short films will inspire audiences to view film and video through a uniquely Baltimore lens.

Thu Oct 18

The nuttiest, musical cult film of all time rockets back from 1975. We screen the film, sing the songs, and show off our favorite raunchy Rocky Horror Picture Show performers. Tighten up your garters, come up to the lab, and see what's on the slab!

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