For this year’s 20th Anniversary, we’ll be doing a lot of reminiscing with old friends, many who will be on hand at the Awards Show to share some of their fondest memories of the festival and George Lindsey. But what is going on at the festival before our closing night festivities may be the biggest nod to George and Bobbie and Bill and Robert and Lisa and their vision for this festival. First, we will be screening EVERY film submission made in Alabama, even those that did not place as finalists in this year’s very stiff festival competition. We have also managed to get RECORD number of filmmakers to commit to coming to Florence to represent their films. 15 of the 21 finalists will be at the festival, including youth filmmakers from Australia and the UK, student filmmakers from Germany and Canada, and the rest from across the United States. And MOST of the 36 Alabama films will have their filmmakers in the audience to represent their work. All in all, we are expecting over 40 filmmakers to be in attendance for this 20th birthday of the Lindsey Festival.
As always, the Lindsey Festival is free and open to the public. Go on over to the schedule page and make your plans to help us celebrate. We look forward to seeing you there!