“Do we need an actual Asheville Film Festival? It’s a great invitation to explore, and it clearly just needs a commitment to leadership and a budget.”
The city-funded festival ran 2003-09 and brought major filmmakers, actors and films to Asheville.
Montreat College and Brevard College lacrosse players are featured in a new ESPN Films documentary, the Fine Arts hosts the world premiere of Katie Damien’s new comedy and more.
The resurrected film festival takes place on Saturday, Sept. 16, at A-B Tech Community College.
Fierce Flix registration opens, Joe Kendrick continues his Southern Songs and Stories music documentary series and more.
It’s a packed agenda for Asheville City Council Tuesday night, as it considers the fate of the Ashevillle Film Festival, new financial arrangements with the Grove Arcade and the passage of the long-debated city budget.
The Asheville Film Festival will likely go on hiatus for 2010, as a local filmmaker asks to take it over from the city.
Editor’s note: Mountain Xpress has a long history of involvement with the film festival; this inevitably places the paper prominently in the story. But it has also given Xpress staffers a firsthand look at the event’s inner workings over a number of years. The following story draws on both those experiences and the perspectives of […]
The Asheville Film Festival announced the winners of its AFFY awards on Saturday night in categories that ranged from short films and documentaries to student-made movies and features.
Actor Brad Dourif, this year’s recipient of the Asheville Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award, will not be able to attend the film festival, due to work-related issues.