International film festival comes to town

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Charleston International Film Festival (Charleston IFF) announced its sixth year will be the biggest one yet, thanks in part to the second year participation of Charliewood Pictures as the event’s presenting sponsor. The five-day festival will take place in the heart of downtown Charleston at the Sottile Theatre and Physicians Auditorium from April 24 – 28. The event kicks off with a fun-filled opening night block party on George Street which last year served as a fantastic gathering place for film enthusiasts and many others in the Charleston community.

“We’re thrilled to have one of our own local filmmakers, Charliewood Pictures, back as our presenting sponsor for a second year. Last year’s festival was a great success thanks to the support from so many incredible partners like Charliewood. This year is going to be even more exciting,” states Charleston IFF co-founder, Summer Peacher.

Filmmakers from around the world submitted projects to Charleston IFF and more than 14 countries will be represented during the festival. Showing local support for the event, Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley has declared the week of the festival, Film Week.

“We are very pleased to again support this great film festival and can’t wait to see what this year has in store,” said Denis Gallagher, founder of Charliewood Pictures. “This event is truly the perfect fit for Charleston and for Charliewood. Our partnership with CIFF helps us further our mission to develop, support and promote South Carolina-based feature films. Charleston is a major hospitality location, but we also are increasing our place in film, music and entertainment. More celebrities are coming here and watching what we’re doing.”

During the festival, Charliewood Pictures will premiere the trailer for its independent feature film, “Warrior Road,” which completed principal photography in December and is now in post-production. The film employed many talented members of the Charleston film community including local production professionals, actors and business partners.

In addition to bringing filmmakers, stars, and film aficionados from countries all across the globe to the Holy City, Charleston IFF includes the opening night block party on George Street in front of the Sottile Theatre, screenings of exceptional independent films, educational seminars and workshops, nightly networking after-parties and an extravagant awards gala.

More film festival news and details to be confirmed and announced closer to the event. For information and tickets, please visit CharlestonIFF.org.

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