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Springfield will host the First Annual Show-Me Missouri Film Festival March 2nd through the 5th. KSMU's Christy Hendricks reports.
Hollywood will be coming to the Ozarks in March.
The First Annual Show-Me Missouri Film Festival will be held in Springfield March 2nd to the 5th.
The festival will bring in Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy Award winners as special guest speakers.
Mark Biggs is an associate professor in the Media, Journalism and Film Department at Missouri State and 1st vice-president of the Missouri Film Alliance of Springfield.
Biggs says the Show-Me Film Fest is sponsored by the Missouri Film Alliance of Springfield and will showcase student, short animation, documentary, feature and short films as part of a competition.
He says the festival will be a celebration of film.
The weekend event will feature a scriptwriting workshop and speaker forums with at least six guest artists who work in the industry.
The guests have worked on television series like Lost, 24, The Sopranos, and ER and films like Elf and Final Destination II.
Plaster Student Union at Missouri State, the Moxie Theatre and the Creamery Arts Center will serve as venues for the screenings of the films.
Mark Biggs says the Show-Me Film Fest helps to give locals the opportunity to network and get connected with professionals.
Tickets will be sold in package form or for individual showings.
For a schedule and more information on the 2006 Show-Me Film Festival visit www.mofilmfest.org or call 417-725-8297.
Missouri State is also hosting the February French Film Festival featuring five French films as part of a grant received through the French American Cultural Exchange.
Jamie Bihlmeyer is an associate professor of media at Missouri State.
He says the French Film Festival is a good way for Americans to experience a different culture.
The February French Film Festival is free and open to the public.
For a schedule of the screenings visit www.mjf.missouristate.edu.