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Charleston International Film Festival


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Every Fall, discover what makes Charleston, South Carolina the destination of choice for art and culture. Join us for an inspiring celebration of the art and science of film and screenwriting, in a city known for its alluring landscapes, enduring architecture, world class cuisine, and unrivaled hospitality.


The Charleston International Film Festival accomplishes their mission to educate, entertain, and inspire by showcasing the works of veteran and emerging writers and filmmakers, from the U.S. and around the globe in the beautiful coastal city of Charleston, South Carolina.


The five day event kicks off with an amazing Opening Night reception at the world class Charleston Music Hall in downtown Charleston, and continues with features, shorts, documentaries and animations of all genre and subject matter. Some of the many past interesting events for attendees have included a screenplay spectacular where live actors bring scripts to life on stage, Q&A's with industry pros Chris Brigham and Laray Mayfield, virtual production, editing, and principles of animation workshops, script to screen seminars, and even camera drone operations. (The Charleston International Film Festival is a 501(c)3non profit organization and offers workshops and seminars free of charge to attendees).

We love to show Filmmakers and Screenwriters some southern hospitality in Charleston. In addition to the above, all are cordially invited to nightly socials, special photography and history tours, participation in interviews and podcasts, daily happy hours and meeting interesting new people in the inventivENVIRONMENTS Lounge, and of course the Awards Ceremony.

Thank you for considering the Charleston International Film Festival for you next project, we would be honored to hear from you. For FilmFestivals.com discount submissions, email Info@CharlestonIFF.org, subject line 'FilmFestals.com Discount Submissions"


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Charleston International Film Festival 2010 Workshops and Q&A's

The 3rd Annual Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF), South Carolina’s premiere event for independent filmmakers and film enthusiasts, would like to announce its 2010 workshops, Q&A’s and seminars.  Three workshops and Q&A’s are offered free of charge. 

They include:  The Final Cut Pro Editing Workshop sponsored by the Center for the Documentary at the College of Charleston, is a hands-on beginners workshop where you will learn the fundamentals of video editing from Dave Brown and the professionals. Two Sessions are offered.  April 9th, 1-3PM & 3-5PM.  The Business of Film Distribution.  "Now that I've made this awesome film, how do I get it in front of an audience?" It's a common question among indie filmmakers. This year's The Business of Film Distribution Workshop with Michael Katchman (Rivercoast Films) will answer the do's and dont's of film distribution, from a business perspective, and common mistakes and challenges faced by independent filmmakers. You will be brought up to date on the current distribution landscape and how it affects your sales and marketing efforts of your film. Michael Katchman has been in the film distribution business for 26 years with Orion Pictures, MGM, Lions Gate and First Look Studios.  April 10th, 9-11AM.   The State of Film in S.C. The S.C. Film Commission will be giving you the inside scoop about what's happening right now in the state capital that will have an effect on filmmaking now and in the future.  April 10th, 2-3PM. 

Filmmakers and attendees are encouraged to ask questions, interact, and be involved.  There will be extended Q&A sessions to answer any specific questions you may have. Bring your laptop, pen and paper, friends and ideas for these fun, educational and informative events.


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