Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Jacksonville Film Festival Announces 2010 Dates, Events

The Jacksonville Film Festival has announced a calendar of events for its 2010 season, including the festival dates.

The festival will run four days and five nights October 13-17, 2010 at various venues in and near downtown. In the meantime, festival organizers have a variety of events planned benefitting local filmmakers.  Documentaries Marilyn: Life After Death and Collapse will be screened March 25th and April 29th, respectively; admission to either event is free for festival members and  $10 for general admission. In addition, WJCT Studios will co-sponsor a workshop on HD filmmaking May 22nd and 23rd; admission is $150 by April 1st and is limited to the first 35 reservations.

New festival co-directors Warren Skeels and Brenda Egedy Kolb, owners of the Jacksonville-based film and multimedia firm TigerLily Media, also announced Jacksonville Film Festival’s Artist in Residence Program, the reboot of its Reel People program, and youth-oriented programs Film with a Heart and Books Alive.

The festival kicked off its season with a sneak preview of the documentary Thespians, and is currently accepting submissions.

A preliminary slate of films and ticket packages are expected to be announced by September 1, 2010.

The new co-directors have a combined 25 years in the industry as filmmakers, and have a long-term partnership with the Jacksonville Film Festival as sponsors and featured guests.

The mission of the Jacksonville Film Festival is to provide entertainment, educational opportunities, programs and events that enrich the arts and culture of Northeast Florida, while inspiring a new generation of filmmakers through the diversity and power of film. More information is available via the festival website.

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