Film festival features student work
April 13, 2010
The second annual Broad Street Film Festival, a regional showcase for collegiate filmmakers, returns to Chattanooga April 22-24. The festival provides community exposure for collegiate filmmaking talent and educational and networking opportunities for the next generation of filmmakers in the Chattanooga region.
This year’s festival kicks off Thursday, April 22, with screenings of selected short films from colleges in the region at the Carmike Majestic 12 on Broad Street at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Films screening at the Majestic include dramas, comedies, documentaries and music videos.
By invitation only on Friday, April 23, director Scott Teems will discuss his award-winning feature film That Evening Sun, which stars Hal Holbrook.
The Tivoli Theatre is home to the Broad Street Film Festival’s awards ceremony Saturday, April 24 at 8 p.m. A formal event hosted by WTCI’s Alison Lebovitz, the ceremony will include presentation of awards to filmmakers for their achievement in technical and artistic categories and will showcase some of the Chattanooga area’s best musical talent. Festival films are judged by a group of film professionals from the Chattanooga area and Los Angeles.
An after-party at Club Fathom (412 Market Street) will follow the ceremony at the Tivoli. Hosted by the Covenant College Film Club, the after-party serves as the grand finale to the 2010 Broad Street Film Festival and will feature DJ Nastique from Birmingham, dancing, and a cereal bar.
All-inclusive tickets for the Broad Street Film Festival are available for $10 at the Memorial Auditorium Box Office or online through April 24. Tickets also will be sold at the doors of each event. For more information, call Ben Johnson at 423.314.5740.
The Broad Street Film Festival is a non-profit organization under the umbrella of The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga and is presented through a generous grant from The Lyndhurst Foundation. Other sponsors include Bryan College, Covenant College, Sky Angel, Chattem Inc., and green|spaces.