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Many great films made their debuts at film festivals like Cannes and Sundance. This week, local filmmakers have a chance to showcase their films on the big screen. KSMU’s Katie Easley went down to the Moxie Cinema for a preview of this year’s Springfield Little Film Festival.
Reporter: “I’m standing here at the Moxie in downtown Springfield, where this Thursday starts the first day of the 2nd annual Springfield Little Film Festival. At the Moxie, you can see the films in the category of 'short-short films,' which will last no more than ten minutes.”
“Their are some that are really funny--great sense of humor; there are some that are fairly dramatic and moving; there are some that are just outright bizarre, but they all have something really great to offer,” says Lanie Brewster, one of the five judges for the festival.
This is a two-night event, and the cost is seven dollars per evening. The festival is taking place at both the Moxie and Springfield Little Theatre's Historic Lander's Theatre July 9th and 10th.
“They are really great. We’ve watched them all to judge the screenings. There’s so much talent that you’re not going to be disappointed coming to see the work of these local filmmakers,” says Brewster.
This year’s festival features a new silent film competition, which requires filmmakers to bring in local musicians to play live alongside the original silent films.
“We want this whole thing to be just a huge support for Springfield and the arts of Springfield so we are hoping every aspect of it lends to that,” says Brewster.
On Friday, the filmmakers will appear on stage for a question and answer session and the awards ceremony. All of the proceeds of the festival will benefit the Missouri State University Digital Film Production Scholarship Fund.
For KSMU News, I’m Katie Easley.