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Film festival set for Thursday

Film festival set for Thursday

Film festival set for Thursday

For the past two years, I guaranteed that if you went to the Statesboro Film Festival you would have a great time or your $5 would be refunded. No one has taken me up on the refund, yet, and I'm confident no one will if they go to tonight's sixth film festival.

We'll screen 11 short films. Most made by local folks, including Georgia Southern students. We also have a few from out-of-towners.

If you never have been to the Boro's own film festival, I urge you to come out tonight at 7 p.m. to the Averitt Center in downtown. Here's what you'll get for $5:

Watch the premiere of 11 short films on the big screen inside the Emma Kelly Theater, plus a few film surprises that are always audience pleasing.

A buffet during intermission catered by one of the best restaurants in Statesboro: Millhouse Steakhouse. Millhouse sets up in the middle of the Averitt Center's main gallery and brings a variety of their best appetizers and main courses. It's a delicious break in between watching films.

After viewing the films, there's a quick awards shows, where we honor the best of the productions with first-class awards provided by Gailey Trophy.
We'll even throw in a few cookies, some peanuts and a soft drink if you arrive a little earlier than the 7 p.m. start of the festival.

Plus, our MC DeWayne Grice moves the program along quickly and offers some laughs to keep the theater light hearted.

It amazes me each year to observe the filmmakers as they watch their own film and the works of their fellow budding artists. There's a shared camaraderie in the Emma Kelly Theater that takes the festival to another level.
And, of course, the food from Millhouse is great. Really great.

Come downtown tonight and join in the fun. I say it again: Trust me, you'll love the Statesboro Film Festival.


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