Bridges to the World

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.   2021 is our 13th Season and highlights films from: Mozambique, Latvia, Mexico, Japan, and Egypt.  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.   

  • 2/2      Mozambique, On the Front Line (2018)
  • 2/9      Latvia, Mellow Mud (2016)
  • 2/16    Mexico, Redes (1935)
  • 2/23    Japan, For Love’s Sake (2018)
  • 3/2      Egypt, TBD

Virtual screenings will be held held on Tuesdays at 7:00PM.  Admission is free.  Zoom link is   or     If prompted for a passcode, use the code “Bridges.”

View the full 2021 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
  • 2016 – Israel, Slovakia, Philippines, Panama, and Syria
  • 2017 – Colombia, Korea, Hungary, Egypt, and Mexico
  • 2018 – Paraguay, Estonia, Jordan, Oman, and Bulgaria
  • 2019 – Lithuania, Israel, Mongolia, Mozambique, Canada
  • 2020 – Chile, Indonesia, Finland, China, Egypt
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