There might not be a better way to watch a movie than sitting in the theater with the people who have created those films. When the weeklong Hamilton International Film Festival returns starting Monday, July 24, it will not only offer a global glimpse at movies that might otherwise be missed by Central New Yorkers, but the chance for local cinema fans to hear anecdotes from dozens of the filmmakers themselves. Even after nearly a decade of bringing the festival to the Hamilton Movie Theater, the event organizers are still just as energetic about presenting otherwise-unseen films to the public as they were when they started the annual tradition. The number and quality of films that we are receiving continues to be very strong and we are just as excited about this festival as we were nine years ago. We love showing them all we have to offer and they bring a real vibrancy to the community, as well as supporting local businesses. Filmmakers have come to the festival from across the country, plus Austria, Cuba, Denmark, England, Finland, Norway and other international locations. Yet once he has had the chance to introduce them to the area, they love it. Many of them have even talked about shooting an upcoming film there, he added. Finnish filmmaker Rolf Lindblom, who flew in last year to represent his thriller Awakening , complimented the area during his first-ever visit to Central New York.
Posted By: JabNews March 23, Although the flicks come from in every single place on this planet and are instructed in numerous languages, there is a sturdy native presence among the many many programming this 12 months. McAllister, 32, is one factor of a homegrown experience himself. After graduating from Kennesaw State University with a minor in film, the Atlantan began reviewing movies for a website online he started known as Reel Georgia. Toronto was started by the Canadian government. The Atlanta Film Society has 15 year-round employees, nevertheless its staff swells to 70 for the pageant, which is augmented by volunteers. That means going to the Sundance Film Festival in January to scout for large buzz movies which will be being showcased to distributors and studios.
Long Live Local
Although the films come from all over the world and are told in a variety of languages, there is a strong local presence among the programming this year. McAllister, 32, is something of a homegrown talent himself. Toronto was started by the Canadian government. The Atlanta Film Society has 15 year-round employees, but its staff swells to 70 for the festival, which is augmented by volunteers.
Courtesy Steve Daniels. The 11th annual Charleston Film Festival at the Terrace starts this Thursday, and as in years past, the theater brings a wide variety of films to town. In the midst of crossing Ts and dotting Is, Terrace Theater's owner and operator, Paul Brown chatted with us about this year's festival.