Perryville to host 573 Film Festival


In its 5th year the 573 Film Festival will once again be bringing fun and excitement to the film-friendly town of Perryville February 16-18 at various places around Perryville (Perry Park Center, Perryville Catalyst Center for Business and JStreet Eats!.)
The festival is held every year with short films from all over the world, and it highlights many local filmmakers as well. In addition to showing films, the festival holds workshops, talks, and the super popular 573 Kids Film Workshop and Red Carpet Event.
A non-profit, sponsor-supported community event, 573 Film Festival is on a mission to give a voice and a platform to filmmakers trying to get their start here in the local area. With no entry fee for participants or spectators, 573 Film Festival has provided an amazing opportunity to area filmmakers and film fans alike.
The 573 Film Festival will present independent films, shorts, trailers, documentaries, TV pilots and experimental films from around the region and select films from outside the area. The festival is put on by independent filmmakers. To us, indie means blood, sweat, and tears -we’ve been there. It means overcoming insurmountable obstacles and loving it. It means ignoring naysayers and dream squashers and doing it anyway. The indie spirit is alive and well in the 573 region. 573 Film Festival is here to support local filmmakers. We’re here to support their passion.
There will be guest speakers as well during the event:

Peter Vincent Carlos, Professor of Cinema Arts at Lindenwood University [Screening of ‘Poke the Bear’]
Stylist LaKrisha Moore [Screening of ‘Catskill Manor’]
Actor Scott Dunn [Sneak Peeking ‘Two Heads’]
Director Chris Grega [Screening ‘Red Night at Skye’s’]
Director of SEMO Arts Council Kelly Downs [Presenting Kids Film Workshop Awards]
A very large part of the 573 Film Festival that has become very popular since its introduction is the 573 Kids Film Workshop. Children under 18 are welcome to attend for free and have the opportunity to help create a film which will be screened at a special Red Carpet Event. Each participant will be assigned to a crew, given a script, and will have the chance to learn whatever position interests them; director, actor, sound, lighting, set design, make-up, etc… And after they experience what it’s like to make a film, they will get to experience the joy of watching their creation on the big screen!