The Asheville 48-hour film-fest entries are in

“Exhausted Asheville Teams Submit Films” reads the headline on Asheville 48-hour Film Festival website.

All films were due on Sunday, July 17, and, according to festival organizers, “the last few minutes before the deadline saw filmmakers operating on little sleep and lots of adrenaline, rushing to get their films in on time.”

There’s a blog site for the filmmakers themselves at the Asheville 48HFP Filmmaker Blog, although as of July 19 there appear to be only one post.

Interested in seeing what locals produced? Here’s the list of upcoming showings:
Premiere Screenings
Date: Tuesday July 19 & Wednesday July 20
Time: see below
Place: Asheville Pizza & Brewing, 675 Merrimon Avenue, North Asheville
Tickets: $5
Notes: As there are several Asheville Pizza Brewing locations, be sure to go to the right location! Tickets will be sold at the door. Be sure to get there early in case the screening sells out.

Tuesday showings:
4pm: Group A
7pm: Group B
9pm: Group A
Wednesday showings:
Jul 20 4pm: Group B
7pm: Group A
9pm: Group B

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Best Of Screening
Date: Wednesday, August 3
Time: to be announced
Place: Asheville Pizza & Brewing, 675 Merrimon Avenue, North Asheville
Tickets: $5
Notes: As there are several Asheville Pizza Brewing locations, be sure to go to the right location! Tickets will be sold at the door. Be sure to get there early in case the screening sells out.

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About Jeff Fobes
As a long-time proponent of media for social change, my early activities included coordinating the creation of a small community FM radio station to serve a poor section of St. Louis, Mo. In the 1980s I served as the editor of the "futurist" newsletter of the U.S. Association for the Club of Rome, a professional/academic group with a global focus and a mandate to act locally. During that time, I was impressed by a journalism experiment in Mississippi, in which a newspaper reporter spent a year in a small town covering how global activities impacted local events (e.g., literacy programs in Asia drove up the price of pulpwood; soybean demand in China impacted local soybean prices). Taking a cue from the Mississippi journalism experiment, I offered to help the local Green Party in western North Carolina start its own newspaper, which published under the name Green Line. Eventually the local party turned Green Line over to me, giving Asheville-area readers an independent, locally focused news source that was driven by global concerns. Over the years the monthly grew, until it morphed into the weekly Mountain Xpress in 1994. I've been its publisher since the beginning. Mountain Xpress' mission is to promote grassroots democracy (of any political persuasion) by serving the area's most active, thoughtful readers. Consider Xpress as an experiment to see if such a media operation can promote a healthy, democratic and wise community. In addition to print, today's rapidly evolving Web technosphere offers a grand opportunity to see how an interactive global information network impacts a local community when the network includes a locally focused media outlet whose aim is promote thoughtful citizen activism. Follow me @fobes

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