Weaverville resident Kira Bursky's film "Tree Hugger" has been selected for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner. The 18-year-old has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for the trip.

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• The World Made Straight is available for Netflix subscribers to stream via the company’s Watch Instantly service. Directed by David Burris and written by Shane Danielsen, the adaptation of Ron Rash’s novel was filmed in Buncombe, Madison and Henderson counties. netflix.com • The East Asheville Library’s free documentary series resumes on Thursday, April 23, […]

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• The inaugural Montreat Film Festival is accepting submissions from local filmmakers through Monday, April 6. Entries must be shorter than eight minutes in length and reflect this year’s theme of hope. According to Montreat College’s website, the festival’s goal is “to highlight stories that honestly express and explore the human condition through the power of […]