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Tonight in Rock Hill: The Gospel of Hipbones 
A film by local filmmakers Micah Troublefield and Chris Gervais. Block E at 7:00 pm.

" A Mormon teen's reality is called into question when he meets a girl in a bikini and falls in love."

The Underexposed Film Festival sponsored by the York County Arts Council begins tonight thru Saturday in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  Enjoy a an evening of films in all genres from local filmmakers and afar.

Underexposed Film Festival
November 4th thru 7th, 2015
Rock Hill, South Carolina

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The Underexposed Film Festival sponsored by the York County Arts Council begins tonight thru Saturday in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  Enjoy a an evening of films in all genres from local filmmakers and afar.

Underexposed Film Festival
November 4th thru 7th, 2015
Rock Hill, South Carolina


A select group of films will be shown with the directors there for a discussion and  Q&A along with a meet and greet.

Buskin Blues is a feature length movie about street performing in Asheville, North Carolina. A look into the lives and performances of those that come to play there.

Buskin Blues
Charlotte Film Festival
September 27th, 2015
3:20 pm
Carolina Cinemas
9630 Monroe Road
Charlotte, North Carolina

More information about other films showing today and during the course of the festival is available here:


Charlotte Film Festival 2015 - September 25th thru October 3rd

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The Charlotte Film Festival announces the remaining Official Selection short films for CFFSeven. All Official Selection films are up for juried awards and also Audience Choice.
We will be screening films from across the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Argentina, Switzerland, Canada, Poland, France, Ireland, Iran and Australia. Subjects include a New Zealand kinetic artist, an infamous house that once belonged to a serial killer and its new owners, a true story from World War II and a middle aged gangster trying to live an ordinary life.


When hesitation stays his trigger finger, suicidal businessman Tom Freeman sends a plea for help to a god he hasn't believed in for 30 years. But as he soon learns - if you call Heaven, be sure you know who's answering the phone!
Director: Luke Bruehlman, USA
Beverley follows a mixed race girl's struggle to carve out a sense of identity in the confusing, shifting cultural landscape of1980 Leicester. A move from the decaying, poverty-stricken, urban environment to the relative comfort and theoretical safety of white suburbia does not provide the hope and opportunities Bev may have wished for. A familiar enemy is ever present - a threat that extends beyond her own safety, as she must also protect her brother and sister. By asserting her will and using her guile Bev tries to shape her new environment into something palatable, but the result is the opposite of what she is trying to achieve.
Director: Alexander Thomas, United Kingdom

Athena nominated for 3 awards.

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Athena Poster.jpgRobert W. Filion's Athena has been nominated for three awards at the Action On Film Festival. Nominations include Best Visual Effects, Best Dialogue, and  Vanelle who played the part of Emily has been nominated as Best Actress in a Feature Film.

Monstercon 2014 opens it's doors this Friday in Greenville, South Carolina for three days of celebrities, film screenings, cosplay, comic books, toys, and more.

This Wednesday thru Sunday, Kings Mountain, North Carolina will be hosting their Real to Reel Film Festival.  

Produced by the Cleveland County Arts Council along with many sponsors. Submissions were received not only from the U.S. but also form Canada, Spain, Sweden, India, Australia, Brazil, Israel, South Korea and the United Kingdom. 

Here are the films that were chosen:

Real to Reel Film Festival
July 9th - 12th
202 S. Railroad Avenue
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
(704) 484-2787

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The Beaufort Film Society is calling for entries to the 2015 Beaufort Internationan Film Festival located in Beaufort, South Carolina.  The next festival is scheduled for February 11th through 15th of 2015.

Beaufort is situated on Port Royal Island in the coastal lowcountry area of  of South Carolina.  The Big Chill, The Great Santini, and Forest Gump were filmed there.  Also known for it's historic houses and shrimp festival.

Early Bird Deadline is July 31; Final Deadline is Oct 31.

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Enjoy a night out with a great tongue in cheek comedy featuring a collection of stars from the Carolinas.

The Strange and Unusual was filmed primarily in Chester, South Carolina by filmmakers local to Rock Hill and Carolina actors.  This is a great opportunity to view the work of our neighbors and observe the talent we have right here at home.  There will also be a Q&A session with the filmmakers following the presentation.

The Underexposed Film Series is presented by The Arts Council of York County.

For Tickets:
The Strange and Unusual
Friday, June 13th - 7:30 pm
Community Performance Center
249 East Main Street
Rock Hill, South Carolina

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If you've wanted to see My Toxic Backyard and can make it to Asheville, North Carolina you're in luck.  The documentary by Katie Damien will be screening there every evening from May 8th through the 15th at the Fine Arts Theater.

Thinking Speed by Lisa Menzel

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Thinking Speed is a big project for  the amount of money spent on it.  The film has been completed for less than two grand and many hours of preparation, filming and editing.  It was shot over 173 days resulting in 52 hours of footage to edit.  This has to be a labor of love for Lisa Menzel who wrote the novel, the screenplay, and directed the movie.  Also, for the cast and crew that contributed countless hours of their time to the production.

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A Kickstarter campaign has been established to raise funds to get  the movie out on the film festival circuit.  If you'd like to help there are several perks being offered to contributors.

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Curfew1.jpgHere is a riveting portrayal of a woman, Janet Miles, played by Candace Blanchard, who tries to seduce her boss (Thomas L. Beck) in order to get a promotion.  She gets more than she bargained for.

The movie is complete and is being produced by THE iNDEE in Gastonia, North Carolina.  THE iNDEE provides creative space for filmmakers, artists, and musicians with editing bays, green screens, sets, and sound stages.  They also help develop, produce, and distribute television and film projects.

Since the movie is essentially finished all that's left to do is the distribution of Curfew.  There is a campaign underway at to help fund the distribution of the movie across the U.S.  Here's your chance to help and get credit for it as well with the perks they are offering for contributors.

Go to the link below, watch the incredible trailer, then decide if you'd like to take advantage of this 
opportunity to participate.

Thumbnail image for Katie Damien.jpgVideo of Katie Damien's trip to the Thin Line Film Festival where her film My Toxic Backyard was screened.  This was the world premiere for My Toxic Backyard, a film about how hazardous waste seeped into the groundwater of an Asheville, North Carolina community.

Carolina Film & Video Festival

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Downtown Greensboro

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The Carolina Film & Video Festival begins today in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Wednesday, February 26th through Saturday, March 1st
Elliott University Center
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina

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Daryn Zonegrone is working to bring The Film House to Greenville, South Carolina where it will show independent films and classic movies.  The project will be funded through the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce's new web site

We Want Clean Water.bmpMy Toxic Backyard, a documentary about polluted groundwater, will be screened at the Thin Line Film Festival in Denton Texas.  The directory, Katie Damien, will be in attendance.  Screening is scheduled for midday on Saturday, February 15th. 

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The late deadline to submit your film for the Indie Grits Film Festival has past by there is still one last chance to submit by using Withoutabox. The Withoutabox extended deadline is January 17th.  So if you want to enter this film festival about southeast films and filmmakers  here is the link to the submission page.

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The Filmed by Bike Festival is accepting submissions until January 20th. The festival is in Portland, Oregon but is accepting submissions from all over the world.

If you like cycling and have a short film that involves bicycles you should enter this contest.  The festival will be held April 19th through the 22nd in Portland and is all about having fun riding bikes.

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The Gorilla With A Mustache Films team out of Asheville, North Carolina won the Best Film Award in the National Film Challenge 2013  this week and the film will go on to the Cannes Film Festival this coming year for a special screening.

Their entry, Joint Effort, is a comedy about a package delivery gone wrong.

The team, in accordance with the National Film Challenge rules was given an assignment and had one weekend to write,shoot, and edit the short film, then present it to the judges. No small feat.  

Other awards received for the film were: Best Actor -  David Ostergaard, and Best Writer  Eruch Adams and Will Eill for Joint Effort.  Joint Effort also won the Best Use of Genre -Comedy award and 2nd Runner Up for the Audience Choice Award.