Connecticut Film Fest, Take 2
First there was the Bethel Film Fest in 2005 where Bethel Cinema hosted a weekend of features, indies and shorts together with workshops and giveaways. Then in 2006, it took a new life as the Connecticut Film Festival (CFF) and expanded to 6 days and 8 venues with local, national and international submissions.
This year it’s back with fire. 40 nights. It will be a continuous tease of 9 weekend festivals and midweek screenings and receptions that started in September and will culminate in May 2008 with almost double the venues. It’s also called “CT’s Statewide Independent Film and Music Festival”. A new feature will be the Student Filmmaker Summit featuring faculty and instructors from some of the best filmmaking institutions in the country.
Venues this year include indie houses and multiplexes! They include the New Canaan Playhouse (9/28-30), New Haven Criterion (10/12-14), Greenwich Criterion (11/2-4), Bethel Cinema (11/30-12/2), Wilton 4 (1/11-13), Stamford Majestic 6 (2/29-3/2), Hartford Criterion Blue Back Square (3/7-9), Norwalk Royale 6 (3/14-16) and Trumbull Marquis 16(4/11-13).
The final bang will be the ending festival from May 20-25, 2008 which will feature all submissions and invited films and indie film and music, as well as educational workshops, panels, resceptions and networking events with awards of course. The location is TBA.
For more info go to Connecticut Film Fest.