Friday, April 8, 2011

Tallahassee Film Festival - Thursday

Thursday, the Tallahasse Film Festival's official opening day to the public was a success. At the Aloft Hotel on Monroe Street TFF hosted documentary, screenwriting and an A-Z workshop. These workshops are open to the public and, unlike many other festivals, are free of charge. The workshop consisted of panels of working filmmakers who were either screening films in the festival, work in Tallahassee, are from Tallahassee originally or some mixture of the above. The insight was profound and, considering the "free-ness" of the event, the sessions were very valuable.

Due to unforeseen circumstances CinemaSinema wasn't able to make it to the first screening of the festival. "Small Town Murders", directed, written and edited by Ed Gass-Donnelly was the opening night presentation. A short narrative film "Vicky and Sam", directed by Nuno Rocha, was also screened Thursday night at the Regal Miracle 5 Theater on Thomasville Road.

TFF will host an animation, directing and and film as art panels Friday. Saturday's clinics will cover new media in film, acting for film and trends in Hispanic filmmaking. Each of these sessions will be held at the Aloft on Monroe Street and entry is free.

There will also be several screenings scattered across Tallahassee tonight with showings at The Miracle 5 Theater, Florida State University's Student Life Center and the All Saints Cinema. Entry is on a first come first served basis with priority seating reserved for All Access Pass Holders. The Pass can be purchased at each screening or at the Tallahassee Film Festival official website. Check back for more updates on the Tallahassee Film Festival and more at CinemaSinema!

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