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City to Host Asheville Film Festival – A Day at the Movies

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The City of Asheville is inviting the public to a free, one-day Asheville Film Festival, featuring movies filmed primarily in the Asheville region.

The event will be Oct. 2 in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium with the following schedule:

2 p.m. – Patch Adams (PG-13), starring Robin Williams

4:30 p.m. – 28 Days (PG-13), starring Sandra Bullock

7:30 p.m. – In Dreams (R) starring Annette Bening and Robert Downey Jr.

The Film Festival will also feature commentary by local film industry professionals.

For more information, call 828-232-4505 or visit www.ashevilleciviccenter.com.

Asheville International Children’s Film Festival November 4-13, 2011

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – November 4-13, 2011 marks the third annual Asheville International Children’s Film Festival. Aicff is the largest children’s film festival in the Southeast.  The festival celebrates the best and brightest in international children’s cinema with a 10-day extravaganza of over 70 films from 25 countries.

This year’s festival has a blend of programs including animation, features, shorts, historical films, and fantastic hands-on, interactive workshops for the filmmakers of tomorrow. The festival provides families with the opportunity to screen one-of-a-kind films not available on DVD. The festival is a great winter time event created especially for families in Western North Carolina and beyond. “I didn’t know these kinds of fun, creative and heartfelt films were created for kids” is the comment most heard  from the attendees.

You won’t want to miss the three very special events, the kick-off gala, costume pancake breakfast, and closing awards ceremony. We know you will have a great family experience and make memories that will live forever!