By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council
The Franklin County Third Annual Film Festival, sponsored by Franklin County Arts Council and Franklin County North Carolina International Film Festival (NCISAFF), will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 10:30am to 5pm.
A red carpet photo session at 10:30am will kick the day off at Franklin County Arts Council’s headquarters at 22 S Main Street in Franklinton, North Carolina. An exciting lineup of thirteen films from around the world are on the program to be screened throughout the day; a closing award ceremony will begin at 4:30pm.
Popcorn, candy and drinks will be provided. While this is a free event, donations to Franklin County Arts Council will be happily accepted.
Films being shown are: Autumn Leaves, The Watch Tower, Don’t Call the Unknown, The Phasebook, I Do Not Like Here, Best Before End, Determined, Normal, Moksha, Dear New President, Our War, No Name Maddox, and The Dolphin-Skin City.
Several film makers will be at the festival’s afternoon session to participate in a in a Q&A/discussion. They are
- New York-based filmmaker, Rodney T. Moore for film Determined;
- Greensboro-based filmmaker, JD Mayo for Our War;
- 10-year-old Atlanta, Georgia filmmaker, Cameron Scout Bontrager, for Dear New President;
- Tennessee-based Rebecca Bradley, representing director, Pierre GAFFIÉ for The Dolphin-Skin City; and
- a representative from the Washington DC film, Moksha.
After the panel discussion, Audience Choice Awards will be announced.
The Franklin County NC International Film Festival was founded in 2015 by Gauri Singh, independent filmmaker and screenplay writer, with the support of Franklin County Arts Council to give voices to the unheard filmmakers by providing a platform to showcase talents and discover new talents. More information can be found at the website www.fciff.org.
For more information on the Franklin County Arts Council, visit www.fcacarts.org.