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July 11, 2016 11:26 ET

Downtown Tyler Film Festival Set for September

TYLER, TX--(Marketwired - July 11, 2016) - Join us again for the annual Downtown Tyler Film Festival September 21-24, 2016 hosted at Liberty Hall located in Downtown Tyler. This marks the sixth year the art and industry of independent filmmaking has taken center stage in Tyler, Texas.

"Our film festival had very humble beginnings and has grown into an international event, attracting films from Tyler, throughout Texas, across the U.S., and around the world," said Beverly Abell, City of Tyler Main Street department leader.

Different categories of film will be shown each night including short films, young filmmaker short films, and a special East Texas short films category.

In addition to screening the films, this year attendees will be able to participate in a couple of workshops Saturday, September 24, 2016. The workshops that will be offered are "Screenwriting & Storyboarding" and "Making Movies on a Shoestring Budget."

The workshops will take place at the Tyler Public Library and will be instructed by David Broom. They are free and open to the public, but tips for the instructor are encouraged.

Also, new to the event this year is a "Toast to Downtown." Each evening during the festival various restaurants and bars in Downtown will host a special happy hour just for festival attendees. A list of participating locations will be released closer to the festival dates.

Downtown Tyler Film Festival is currently accepting entries until the end of July. Filmmakers have the chance to win cash prizes for winning films. Award categories include "Best of the Fest," "Best East Texas Film," "Best Young Filmmaker," and "Audience Favorite."

Downtown Tyler Film Festival is open to the public and quickly becoming a visitor favorite. Be aware that some of the films contain graphic language and content; parental discretion is advised.

More information on the festival schedule, the featured films, travel information, and more is available on the festival website: www.tylerfilmfest.com.

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Contact Information

  • Holli Conley
    Assistant VP, Marketing
    Phone: (903) 592-1661 x229
    Cell: (903) 780-4943
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    Email: hconley@tylertexas.com