Absolute Michigan contributor Scott Allman recently traveled to the Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck and brought back some cool footage from a record breaking year. If you didn’t go this year then put it on your calendar for 2010!
About Waterfront Film Festival
Now in its eleventh year, the Waterfront Film Festival celebrates independent film and filmmakers in a noncompetitive environment. Located in Saugatuck, Mich., WFF is one of the leading destination film festivals in the Midwest, regularly hosting Midwest premieres of Academy Award-winning and -nominated documentaries. WFF is committed to education and features seminars designed to encourage the next generation of actors, writers and directors. In 2007, SAGIndie recognized WFF as one of its top five film festivals. For more information visit www.waterfrontfilm.org.
Waterfront Film Festival Boasts Record Numbers
The Waterfront Film Festival is very happy to announce that this year’s attendance levels exceeded previous years. The festival screened more than 70 independent films during its four-day run, and ticket sales topped 16,000, making this the best-attended Film Festival since its inception 11 years ago. â€œWe are very happy that so many people were able to come out and enjoy the weekend and see so many of the films,â€ said Kori Eldean Rentz, one of the co-founders of the event. â€œThis year we had increased individual ticket sales as well as day and weekend passesâ€.
This year Waterfront Film Festival placed more emphasis on the four seminars that were scheduled. These seminars gave anyone interested in the industry an opportunity to hear from industry professionals and attendees were able to ask questions and get valuable feedback. â€œWe had great panel members this year and saw that the seminars were a huge success,â€ stated Kori. â€œWe think that people have really wrapped their arms around the filmmaking industry and that there are more people now aware of the opportunities coming to Michiganâ€.
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