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Hotel & Schedule

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hotel information

For our In Person Festival - Nov 3rd thru 6th, 2022 - we will be working with

We are working with the Hotel Indigo Baltimore for our  Opening Reception, Screenings, Panels and our Brunch on Sunday morning.  We will have our awards ceremony and After Party at the Bayside Cantina on Saturday Night.  Hotel Indigo will be our Home base.  


They are offering our filmmakers $149.00 per night.  To get this discount - mention Block BNMW or the Baltimore Next Media Web Fest when making the reservation.  The reservations number is 855-914-1370  

Hotel Indigo in Baltimore

Festival schedule

The In-Person part of our festival starts on Nov 3rd at 4pm in the Lobby/ Restaurant at Hotel Indigo- Baltimore  and end with Sunday Brunch in the Francis Scott Key room at Hotel Indigo - Baltimore at 1pm on Sunday, November 6th.  For full Schedule - See below..


 For Tickets - Go Here:

Thursday- Nov 3rd, 2022
4pm - 6:30pm:  our Opening Reception in the Library and Restaurant of Hotel Indigo- Baltimore.

7pm - 9pm: Indie Film Panel  - Francis Scott Key room at the Hotel Indigo. 

Moderator: Marlena Neal

VIP Panelists:

  • Johnny Alonso - Actor/Producer of Harvey, The Chop Shop, Last call

  • Larry Caudle - Producer/ Creator of the Hip Hop Doc Series, More Than Hype

Friday- Nov 4th, 2022

10am - 3pm - Screenings / Creator Interviews in the Francis Scott Key Room on the top floor of Hotel Indigo - Baltimore



10am Block: TBA

11am Block

12pm Block


1pm Block


2pm Block

Script Reading of:



3pm:  Branding and Marketing Panel

Moderator: Marlena Neal

VIP Panelists: 

  • Merritt Dworkin - Founder/Market Manager of Fell's Point Farmers Market,  President/ Marketing Strategy & Business Development for Chameleon Marketing & Consulting.

  • Aaron Joseph - CAnE Collective is a Baltimore-based Black-owned company. Our Passion, Our Craft, Your Experience. A local (Baltimore), Black Owned Beverage Consulting and Non Alcoholic Mixer Company.

  • Matt Andrews - Mindgrub is an award-winning agency and consultancy that transforms businesses by designing technology for people. Our full-service team specializes in enterprise mobile and web development, application support, devOps, digital marketing, branding, user experience design, quality assurance testing, and emerging technologies.

 We will talk with Branding and Marketing professionals about the importance of marketing and branding your projects.  And even Sponsorships and Product Placement!  More  VIP Panelists announced Shortly!


4:15: Pitchfest!!  Pitch to the Branding & Marketing Panel!  Cash prizes for 1st & 2nd place, and practice pitching for Sponsorships!!

645pm 7pm-  Meet in lobby of Indigo Hotel to walk to Belvedere Hotel for the Mount Vernon Ghost Walk.


7:15pm - Mount Vernon GhostWalk  Tour starting at Belvedere Hotel!




7:15 - 8:15  - Mount Vernon Ghost Walk - Steps of Belvedere Hotel

Baltimore’s Mount Vernon, the city’s cultural center, may be more “spirited” than you think. Admire the architecture while tour guides regale you with the history and haunted lore of this striking neighborhood that was home to many of Baltimore’s leading citizens on the Mt Vernon Ghost Tour. Hear about those who have never checked out of the Belvedere, a séance gone wrong, and more than one grand dame who still oversees the activities of her home. Join us to pull back the curtain and peer into the other side

8:30pm - Friday After Party - Karaoke Bar

After Ghost Walk - We'll meet at a local Karaoke Bar for our Friday After Party.

Location to be announced this week


day 3 -Saturday Nov 5th

Saturday Nov 5th, 2022

9:30am - 2pm - Screenings / Creator Interviews in the Francis Scott Key Room on the top floor of Hotel Indigo - Baltimore



9:30am Block: 

10am Block:

11am Block

12pm Block

Script Reading of

  • Dolores - by Michael Seabolt and Greg Schroeder

1pm Block


2pm - 3pm: Comedy Panel

Moderator: Al Sotto

Host Al Sotto talks with the Creators and Stars of Turf Valley including creators Adam Rodgers and Tom Ventimiglia, actor & cast members actor Vince Eisenson (New Amsterdam, Endgame) and actor  Jayson Ward Williams (We Own This City, Mare of Easttown) about the making of Turf Valley, and creating Comedy.  

Neem Basha, and Michael Lieder of Girl Dad, Courtney Romano of Kinsley Vs, and Chelsea Bunn of Booked will also join in on the conversation about creating a Comedy Series.   

The Importance of Diversity Panel

 3pm - 4pm:  The Importance of Diversity in your Digital Content 

Moderator:  Rob Lee - Cultural Curator / Storyteller (The Truth in This Art Podcast)

VIP Guest Panelists:  

  • Actor / Producer / Rapper: Tray Chaney (The Wire, We Own This City, Saints and Sinners)

  • Actress / Producer: Patrice Fisher (Saints and Sinners, Dopesick, Charmed)

  • Actress / Producer: Reece Odum (Saints and Sinners, Vampire Diaries, Karen, Dynasty)

  • Actress / Producer / Inspirational Speaker: Shaquita Smith (NCIS: New Orleans, Wicked City)

  • Actor / Hip Hop Artist Anwan Glover (The Wire, Treme, The Deuce)

Moderator Rob Lee will talk to our VIP Panelists about the Importance of Diversity in Digital Content, Casting actors and actresses, and Behind-The-Scenes tidbits!!

4:30 - 7pm: Break

7pm - Meet in lobby of Hotel Indigo - Baltimore to hop on the VIP Party Bus!!

7:20 - We'll leave for Bayside Cantina

8:30pm - Awards Presentation

9:15pm - Red Carpet Fun!!  Enjoy the Bayside Cantina and Mingle!!

12:30am - Back on Bus 

day 4 -sunday - Nov 6th

Sunday- Nov 6th, 2022

10am - 1pm  - Social Media and Creators Brunch with VIP Speakers in the Francis Scott Key Room at the Indigo Hotel Baltimore. 

10am: Brunch begins



10:30am - Special Performance by Cellist and TikTok Influence Andrew Savioa


11am - 12noon: TIK TOK and Social Media Panel Discussion

Moderator: Desi Velez

VIP Guest Panelists Include:

Cellist Andrew Savoia, Dancer Damion Hunt,  Comedian/ Dancer Carnell Nichols.

(More Panelists announced soon)  Our Moderator will talk to our panelists about the importance of Social Media in promoting your product, and how our panelists reached the heights of success in their paths in Social Media.   



Script Readings of:

  • Blue Genes by C. P. Englander

  • Kill These Motherfucking Trolls! by Joseph Ross Angelella

Script Read of:

PARKING:  For those coming to our festival but not staying in the hotel - there is a parking lot across the hotel for $13.00 per day or $5.00 on Friday and Saturday Evenings.  It is Directly across the hotel - so very convenient.  There is also street parking. 

VIRTUAL FESTIVAL:   Screenings will be open from Nov 3rd thru Nov 10th on our Virtual Venue here:

Please spread the word and watch them!  Virtual Screenings are Free.  

Virtual Panels will be announced Shortly! 


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