The Johns Hopkins Film Festival began as a wacky experiment in bringing the hard work of the Johns Hopkins Film Society to the eager masses. One source of undeniable inspiration for this little project was the outstanding Microcinefest, headed by then-Film Department-head, Dr. Jerome Christensen. With a little luck, a lot of love, and lots and lots of film, the Johns Hopkins Film Festival was born and subsequenttly named Baltimore’s Best Film Festival. Not bad for a fledgling effort.
Last year’s Festival attracted over 3,000 attendees and 150 submissions; among them, festival favorites “The Target Shoots First” and “Wadd: The Life and Times of John C. Holmes”. Submissions are now being accepted for the 2001 Festival, which will tentatively run from [ April 5th through the 8th, 2001. ] The entry deadline for shorts and features falls on [ January 5th, 2001 ] wherein a $15 fee applies, and [ January 15th, 2001 ] is the late deadline that carries a $25.00 fee. For all submission requirements and info, see the [ Johns Hopkins Film Fest website. ]