Bridges to the World

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The Bridges to the World International Film Festival is a celebration of Maryland’s global reach and a reflection of those connections in the state.  It is coordinated by World Artists Experiences and Maryland’s Office of the Secretary of State International Division.   This year’s festival highlights films from: Israel, Slovakia, Philippines, Panama, and Syria.  The films are selected and sponsored by the embassy of each country and are screened in six distinct regions of Maryland:  Annapolis, Bowie, California, Cumberland, Salisbury, and Towson.   Each film is introduced and is followed by a discussion.     

The Towson screenings are held on Fridays at 7:00PM in Van Bokkelen Hall Auditorium (VB 204) on the Towson University campus.  Admission is free.

  • 2/5      Israel, Cupcakes (2013)
  • 2/12    Slovakia, Cruel Joys (2002)
  • 2/19    Philippines, Bamboo Flowers (2012)
  • 2/26    Panama, Breaking the Wave (2014)
  • 3/4      Syria, Leaves of Damascus (2015) and Vent (2015)

View the full 2016 program

Countries previously featured

  • 2009 – Ecuador, China, Estonia, and Egypt
  • 2010 – Argentina, Korea, Russia, Nigeria, and Estonia
  • 2011 – Mexico, Vietnam, Poland, Iraq, and India
  • 2012 – Brazil, Japan, Austria, Turkey, and Sri Lanka
  • 2013 – Australia, Czech Republic, Israel, Taiwan and Uruguay
  • 2014 – Ukraine, Chile, Israel, China, and Slovenia
  • 2015 – Thailand, Peru, Sweden, China, and Kenya
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