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The Sprout Film Festival, a festival of short films and music videos by and about people with developmental disabilities, will be presented by The Arc Baltimore and Towson University’s Hussman Center for Adults with Autism on Sunday, March 2.

Founded in New York in 2003, the Sprout Film Festival “is designed to raise the profile of individuals with developmental disabilities – both as artists engaged in film making and as subjects of insightful and entertaining films,” says The Arc Baltimore’s Executive Director, Stephen H. Morgan.

This marks the second year in which The Arc Baltimore and Towson University have joined together to present the Sprout Film Festival to local audiences, according to Morgan.

“The Festival provide viewers with an enjoyable and enlightening experience that will help to break down stereotypes, promote greater acceptance of differences and increase awareness of similarities,” says Morgan. “We are very excited to present these entertaining and memorable films featuring people with autism, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities for the second consecutive year.”

There will be two unique screenings, the first at 12:00 p.m. and the second at 2:00 p.m., at Towson University’s West Village Commons, (424 Emerson Drive, Towson, MD 21204).

Each screening will feature a different group of films. Trailers of all of the films can be found on
The Arc Baltimore website,

Tickets for the Sprout Film Festival are $5 and can be purchased in advance by calling the
Towson University Box Office, 410-704-2244. Free parking will be available on-site at the West
Village Parking Garage.

The Arc Baltimore is co-sponsoring the film festival with Towson University’s Hussman Center for Adults with Autism and in conjunction with Mass Communications & Communication Studies and Electronic Media & Film, and Towson University’s Disability Support Services.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and despite great efforts from the staff, volunteers and our generous community of supporters, we have come to the disheartening realization that there is no viable way to continue with our travel and recreation programs.

As of June 30, 2021 we will no longer offer our travel and recreation programs and will be focusing exclusively on our film distribution service Sproutflix (