De Pere, WIS---
It's the 6th annual Green Bay film festival and organizers say this could be the biggest and best year yet.
It's a weekend filled with a variety of films." Well we have 8 categories that we work with from Wisconsin to documentaries, features, short films" Cyndee Sweetland, Festival Director.
Over 1500 people attend each year and organizers say they could see a 25% increase this year since the festival starts a day earlier.
They're partnering with St. Norbert College helping to bring a theatrical feeling to the event." Making the filmmakers feel welcome and like this is their festival" Jay Schillinger, Founder of Festival.
About 500 filmmakers entered into the Green Bay film festival this year, 90 were chosen and amongst the 90 are local, state, national and international filmmakers.
" In fact we have a filmmaker coming in from Canada and two filmmakers who should be arriving late, late tonight from Sri Lanka.” Says Sweetland
The event also offers 6 different seminars for aspiring filmmakers to learn more about screen writing and production.
“We’re all just people wanting to tell a story we want to love we want to live, laugh and that's universal and it's what our film festival does" says Schillinger.
Infusing culture into the community one film at a time.
The first film called "30 Seconds Away" will be shown at seven tonight followed by a discussion with the director producer and actor.