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Louisville’s International Festival of Film | Late deadline approaching

9th Annual Louisville’s International Festival of Film(LIFF), uniquely designed to support film education in Kentucky and to celebrate a wide range of international talents. Enhanced by high school and college student volunteers, LIFF screens more than 150 films that is an exciting blend of big-screen storytellers of today with some of the up-and-coming filmmakers of tomorrow.

Set amidst gorgeous bluegrass farms and just a stone’s throw from the site of the Kentucky Derby, LIFF has been praised by award winning actor, Bryan Cranston as a mix of “old charm and dynamic new energy.” Screenings and celebratory events for LIFF are held in some of the most beautiful and unforgettable locations in all of Downtown Louisville, including 4th Street Live, and the Muhammad Ali Center. The Festival year after year discovers and introduces the best filmmakers from around the world and attracts well known talent including Jennifer Lawrence, Lily Tomlin, Doris Roberts, Naomi Judd, Michael Gross, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Lee Majors, Florence Henderson, Kathy Joosten, Horatio Sanz and Phil Keoghan.

Cash and prizes are on hand for many of the Festival’s strongest performers including the Best of Fest Award awarded to attending filmmakers, and a special Kentucky Youth Festival allows participating high school and college students the thrill of pitching, producing, and promoting their work in unprecedented ways. No matter the age, the interest, or the level of experience, LIFF truly does offer something for everyone.

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UPCOMING DEADLINE
June 15, 2017 – Late Deadline
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MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
The Louisville Film Arts Institute (LFAII) is dedicated to celebrating and promoting the film arts in Kentucky. To help facilitate this goal, it has created Louisville’s International Festival of Film which is a sustainable annual film festival located in Louisville, KY. The festival will showcase independent film, while supporting the cultural diversity of the area.

MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Seminars, paneled by professionals of varying backgrounds, cover a wide range of topics, including creating, selling, financing, distributing. These serve as a platform to help filmmakers experience brainstorming with panels of professionals and partake in general “Backstage” chats. The response from aspiring and experienced filmmakers from these panels is a large part of what drives the motivation of LIFF.

Open categories include Feature, Short, Documentary, Sports, and Experimental/New Media. Submit your project today!

 

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