Film Festival delivers more movies, more days, more workshops | Events
The Second Annual Downtown Tyler “Show Us Your Shorts” Film Festival, set for Oct. 24-27, has grown in a number of ways since its debut in 2011.
The celebration of short films has gone international, with entries from England, Australia and Italy, along with U.S. entries from New York City and Los Angeles. The festival has also added a day and a screen to the proceedings, as well as an additional workshop.
Last year, the festival featured three nights of screenings, with the same films repeated each night. This year, a new batch of films will be shown each night (Wednesday through Friday), with the top two of each genre being re-shown in a “best of” screening Saturday night.
Curtain time is 7 p.m. each day of the festival. Oct. 24 will feature comedies, while horror, sci-fi and action films will be shown on Thursday, Oct. 25. Dramas will be shown on Oct. 26 and the top two films of each genre will be shown on Oct. 27. Following the Saturday screening, there will be a wrap party at the T.B. Butler Plaza.
In addition to the film screenings, there will be educational workshops.
- A grip truck from MP&E Lighting and Grip Company will be on the plaza from 11 a.m. to noon on Oct. 27. From mid-morning to mid-afternoon, those interested may view the truck.
- Last year’s zombie makeup technique class is back by popular demand with a workshop at Gallery Main Street from 1-2 p.m.
- Leo Wong will conduct a workshop, “How to Package your Films,” from 2-3 p.m. in the gallery conference room at 110 W. Erwin.
All workshops are free and open to the public, with first-come, first served seating.
Tickets to each individual night of short films are $7 per night. An all-access ticket that gains one access to all film screenings and the wrap party on Saturday is $40. Producer tickets are available for $100 and provides all-access plus priority seating at all events. Tickets are available online at www.outhousetickets.com.
Tickets are also available at Gallery Main Street, 110 W. Erwin.
Those interested in more information should go to www.tylerfilmfest.com or call (903) 593-6905.
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