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Center of Arts to host independent film festival
Over three day period
October 09, 2012
Columbia Center for the Arts will present the inaugural Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River from Oct. 26 to 28.
Venues for the Film Festival include the 170-seat theater at Columbia Center for the Arts as well as Springhouse Cellars, and Andrew's Skylight Theater.
The Film Festival is open to all ages and each venue will offer beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for sale as well as some food items.
In an effort to keep the Festival accessible to all, prices will stay low -- a three-day, all access festival pass will cost just $25 and a one-day pass will be just $10.
The Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival will feature screenings of over 60 films in a number of categories including: long and short narratives, animation, long and short documentaries, and sports documentary.
In addition, the Festival will dedicate a portion of its programming specifically to independent films made in the Northwest in an effort to support local filmmakers.
To date the Festival has received over 170 entries from all across the United States and around the world! The films are up on the website and the schedule will be available by Oct. 15.
"I am just so impressed by the quality and scope of the films we have received thus far," said festival producer Daniel McCabe. "Choosing the films we screen as headliners will certainly be a challenge."
The festival kicks off on Friday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. with an opening reception for fans and filmmakers. Opening night films will start at 7 p.m.
Over the next two days, there will be screenings and discussions with filmmakers, workshops, and a film maker lead mindfulness video practice on Sunday morning.
Closing awards ceremony featuring the announcement of the winning films will be on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m Columbia Center for the Arts.
A full schedule of events is available at www.columbiaarts.org.