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What:              Fairhope Film Festival Announcement and Party

When:             Sunday, February 24, 2013, 7:00 pm

In conjunction with a showing of this year’s “Oscars”

Where:            Courtyard at 311

311 Fairhope Avenue
Fairhope, AL

Why:                Organizers will announce the 2013 Fairhope Film Festival showing 40 unique films at 4 downtown Fairhope venues, over 4 days, November 7-10.

The Fairhope Film Festival is a film lover’s film festival, offering participants the opportunity to see world-class award winning films in a unique, picturesque location over a four-day period. The focus is on national and international film festival competition finalists of the past year: the “best of the best” in cinema arts. Notable foreign and feature films, documentaries and shorts—many that never made it to the big box theaters or were only there briefly—will be selected for appreciative audiences. Although the festival will pull out all the stops, Southern-style, to host opening and closing events and parties, the emphasis will be on the art of filmmaking and the experience of seeing exceptional films. Directors, actors and screenwriters will participate in the screenings both in person and via live electronic transmission.

The event is expected to attract thousands of locals and visitors from across the Southeast to our beautiful coast and result in significant economic impact.

Who:               Speak to key organizers, Mary Riser and Phillip Norris, local community leaders and veterans of film to learn why they hatched the idea of the Fairhope Film Festival and what they’ve heard from the organizers of such notable offerings as the Telluride and Sundance Film Festivals.

Contact:         Mary Mullins (email), 251/802-3341