Great news, movie buffs: Baltimore Public Media’s New/Next Film Festival is returning to The Charles Theatre this year for an expanded, four-day festival.The festival, which was conceived after the 2023 Maryland Film Festival was canceled, drew about 3,000 attendees last summer. True to its name, New/Next is a celebration of emerging film culture. Adding an extra day will allow for more films and visiting filmmakers to be featured, organizers said.“The landscape of independent cinema is always evolving, and I can’t wait to bring work by some of the most exciting new voices in film to our amazing audiences,” New/Next’s co-founder Eric Allen Hatch said in a statement.The festival is slated for Oct. 3-6, and its call for entries opened Wednesday. Also new for the larger festival this year, New/Next will have “at least” two free screenings for the community, according to organizers.

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