Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Short Circuit Film Festival ...New Orleans, Atlanta, Charlotte, Tampa and....Clayton!


A traveling film festival making a stop at The Clayton Center on Thursday, February 7 will spotlight twelve short films created by filmmakers living and working in the Southeast.

The 1st Annual Short Circuit Traveling Film Festival, a project of the Southern Arts Federation, will present a dozen short films selected for their artistic merit by a panel of media arts professionals. After the screening, two filmmakers will be present to answer audience questions about their respective films and the film industry. The selections range from fiction and animation to experimental and documentary by filmmakers from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina and Tennessee. The Johnston County Arts Council and The Clayton Center are collaborating to present the festival.

The festival, traveling to seventeen different cities around the Southeast including New Orleans, Atlanta, Tampa, and Charlotte, will begin at 7:00pm and will last for 2.5 hours. General Admission is $2.50.

Featured in the 2007-2008 Short Circuit Traveling Film Festival is the documentary “The Cole Nobody Knows" about musician Nat King Cole's younger and equally talented brother, who at age 75 is at last being recognized for his own musical talent. Director Clay Walker will be present at the screening in Clayton to introduce his film and answer questions. The Film Festival is a prelude to The Clayton Center’s February 9 concert featuring Freddy Cole. Admission to the film festival is free to individuals who purchase tickets to Saturday’s concert.

Heidi Stump, Executive Director of The Clayton Center says she is excited about hosting Clayton’s first film festival and hopes to build an audience for future film fests. “Johnston County is an area rich in musical, theatrical, literary and visual arts, but film is one area that is only just beginning to reach the community. The Short Circuit Film Festival will be an excellent opportunity to introduce residents to a new and exciting art form,” states Jessica Meadows, Executive Director of the Johnston County Arts Council.

For a list of films and the festival schedule visit the Short Circuit Traveling Film Festival at www.southarts.org/shortfilms.

1 comment:

JohnstonCoArts said...

Clayton is getting big time! I hope you can come out for the film screenings, the film makers' panel with Clay Walker (Plan B Productions) and Keith Hobgood (Out of Our Minds Studios), and the AFTER-PARTY!