Bradenton – Running May 8th through the 18th, the Bradenton Arts Movieville Festival, previously called the Movieville International Film Festival, brings the festival from Burns Court Cinema in Sarasota up to the Manatee Performing Arts Center in downtown Bradenton.
With the mission to “promote young talent and bring national and international films”, the festival is set for a series of shows across the region. There will be 20 feature length films screened at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, in addition to smaller short films made by State College of Florida Students.
From the Movieville Film Festival website: ”
The overall theme of the Movieville film festival portion of the Bradenton Arts & Movieville Festival is to celebrate and showcase a variety of high quality, noteworthy, new and groundbreaking independent Motion Pictures, Short Features and Documentaries produced by local Florida filmmakers as well as by national and international filmmakers at the stunning and brand new Manatee Performing Arts Center in beautiful downtown Bradenton, Florida. It is an inclusive film festival embracing filmmakers from all ethnic backgrounds and communities, both U.S. and International.
Submissions are carefully vetted and independently judged by a panel of peers to ensure that the content selected will be creatively sound, high quality, noteworthy, and appropriate. This film festival also provides new and emerging filmmakers and talented film students with a friendly platform, a supportive environment and an opportunity to display and exhibit their new work to audiences in a first class theater.
Sponsors from the entire business, entertainment and resident community will be invited to participate. Local and National media will partner with us and Celebrities will be invited to attend to both support their content being exhibited as well as mixing with Producers, Directors, Distributors and Hollywood Studio Executives.
Our annual award to the best of the best depicts The Fish ( an original sculpture by celebrated local artist Frank Colson) has historically denoted Friendship and Community – which is also the theme of the Movieville International Film Festival. Our key objective is offer talented independent producers with a positive and supportive environment where their latest work can be viewed, enjoyed and celebrated in a first class auditorium.”
Visit the Bradenton Movieville Film Festival website for more information on locations and ticket prices.