3rd Annual Hartford International Film Festival To Be Held November 6-9
November 06, 2008
Hartford is a city known for its history of innovation. Whether it’s the Pope bicycle or the Royal typewriter, Hartford has long been associated with bringing new ideas into people’s lives. This spirit of innovation continues as independent films from Connecticut and around the globe will be screened in several venues across Connecticut’s capital city as Capitol Cinema Collective presents the 3rd Annual Hartford International Film Festival on November 6-9, 2008.
Venues for the festival are as varied as the films being presented, with screenings taking place at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Art Cinema, Real Art Ways, Bow Tie Palace 17, Trinity College’s Cinestudio, La Paloma Sabanera Coffeeshop, University of Hartford and the Hartford Children’s Theater. All-access festival passes are $40 and individual screenings are $8.
The festival will open with the Hartford premier of Trouble the Water, an award-winning documentary about how New Orleans Lower Ninth Ward residents survived Hurricane Katrina. The weekend will include films from several Connecticut filmmakers as well as from international filmmakers. Several screenings will include discussions following the films, with directors, actors and producers expected to attend.
This year’s festival will also include other events such as filmmaker panel discussions and musical performances. Two panels will take place on Saturday morning and afternoon at La Paloma Sabanera and one panel will be held at University of Hartford’s Wilde Auditorium. Presenters will include filmmakers and film professors from State University of New York at Purchase, Emerson College, Capital Community College and University of Rhode Island. This year’s festival will also have an opening party at Barça Tapas Bar and Restaurant and a closing party at Cinestudio.
“Hartford is a great place to have an international film festival. We are a diverse city and there is a growing demand for new cultural opportunities like this. We’re much more than just a city that is situated between New York and Boston. Events like the Hartford International Film Festival are a great way to showcase all that our city has to offer,” said Helder Mira, President of the Capitol Cinema Collective.
More information about the Hartford International Film Festival can be found at www.hiffct.org.