Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Columbia Center for the Arts will present the second annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River Nov. 8 through Nov. 10.
Venues for the film festival include two theaters at Columbia Center for the Arts, Springhouse Cellar on Saturday evening for a unique segment of 3-D films, Andrew’s Skylight Theater and a special screening of films for children at Hood River County Library on Saturday, Nov. 9.
On the playbill
Some of the films to be shown:
n Multi-award-winning documentary “Walking the Camino”
n “Tiny,” a documentary about the Tiny House movement
n “Maidentrip,” the story of Laura Dekker, the youngest person to solo sail around the world
n “High and Hallowed,” a film about 1963 ascent of Mount Everest by the first American team
n Grand prize winner at Seattle film festival and multiple award-winning short film “Curfew”
n “Duk County,” the story of restoring vision in the new nation of South Sudan
The festival is open to all ages and most venues will offer beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for sale as well as some food items.
“Our goal is to bring top-notch independent films from across the globe to Hood River and in the process, draw visitors to Columbia Center for the Arts and other downtown businesses,” said Catherine Butler, Columbia Center for the Arts performance manager and film festival producer.
A three-day, all-access festival pass will cost $35 and a one-day pass will be $15. Guaranteed and priority seating is available with exclusive VIP passes for the three-day event at $100. These passes guarantee entrance to any film, any time, any day as well as entrance to the kick-off and closing ceremony parties.
The Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival will feature screenings of more than 100 films in a number of categories including: a special block of short 3-D films, long and short narratives, animation, long and short documentaries, horror/sci-fi and adventure films.
Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival is the only film festival in the Northwest featuring 3-D films. The festival kicks off Nov. 8 at 6:30 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 filmmaker breakfast. A closing awards ceremony featuring the announcement of the winning films will be Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at the arts center.
A full schedule of events is available at columbiaarts.org.
Columbia Center for the Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave. in downtown Hood River.
For more information contact Catherine Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.columbiaarts. org and click on the film festival page.
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