Friday, January 28, 2011

Beaufort Film Festival

Beaufort loves film and the feeling is mutual. Think Big Chill, Forrest Gump, Prince of Tides, Rules of Engagement, Bagger Vance, and Something to Talk About. These are some of the movies that have been filmed in and around Beaufort. 
The Beaufort Film Society produces the annual Beaufort International Film Festival which will be held February 16-20, 2011.

The festival will be screening features, shorts, animation, student films and documentaries. This year's submissions came from 24 countries. See the schedule below, and visit the website,  but before you go there, let me encourage you to consider seeing some of the documentaries. 

I plan to see them all,  but I'm especially excited to see Stolen by Violeta Ayala and Daniel Fallshaw, from Sydney, Australia.  Their film is about the enslavement of Saharawi refugees. 
Stolen trailer:

If you decide to go, be sure to look up festival director, Ron Tucker, who also happens to be the president of the Beaufort Film Society, and owner of Sandbar Production. Ron is a busy man, but I'm sure with his Marine Corps training, he'll have the films start on time.

Wed: Feb 16 - Opening night reception - Join the Beaufort Film Society to ensure an invitation to this event at or purchase an All Events Ticket by Feb 14.
Thu-Fri: Feb 17-18 - Screenings and Workshops 8:00 am - 11:00 pm 

Thu-Fri: Feb 17-18 - Walking/Van Tours of Movie Sites. 
Sat: Feb 19 - Screenings and Workshops 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat: Feb 19 - Awards Gala 
Sun: Feb 20 - Filmmaker Farewell Brunch

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