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Film festivals around the world showcase the works of independent filmmakers. Springfield will play host to the 2nd Annual Show-Me Missouri International Film that begins tomorrow.
KSMU's Christy Hendricks tells us about the diverse range of films planned for the festival.
While America will be celebrating the movie industry with the Oscars Sunday night, Springfield will host its own film festival this weekend.
The 2nd Annual Show-Me Missouri International Film Festival will begin tomorrow and go through Sunday.
Mark Biggs is a board member for the Missouri Film Alliance of Springfield and the Film Festival coordinating board.
He's also the Chairman of the Missouri Film Commission.
Biggs says the festival will feature over 70 films from places like Missouri, Spain, Australia, and Canada.
He says the film alliance received about 150 competition entries and 40 of those were chosen to be screened.
The festival features several workshops with professionals in the movie industry.
Mark Biggs says the festival will include 2005 and 2006 Academy Award nominated short live action films and short animated films.
He says the festival includes family friendly films, films geared for those over 80 years old, and an appearance by the Springfield Cardinals.
Tickets for the 2007 Show-Me Missouri International Film Festival range from 5.50 to 60 dollars depending on individual or VIP festival passes.
The Gillioz Theatre, Moxie Cinema, Missouri State University's Plaster Student Union, and The Creamery will show the films.
The 2nd Annual Show-Me Missouri International Film Festival will begin Thursday, February 22nd and run through Sunday, February 25th.
For ticket information and a complete schedule of events visit www.missourifilm.org.