On Saturday, September 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., filmmakers from across the Carolinas will gather at Tapp’s Arts Center for Carolina Film Network’s Second Quarterly Meeting. This event will showcase three films produced by local filmmakers who have won the audience choice awards the last three meetings. Afterwards the floor will be open to filmmakers in attendance to discuss what they are working on. Think of it as an elevator pitch session.
The first of the three films that will be screened at the Carolina Film Network’s Second Quarterly Meeting will be Cartoonish by Ken Cohen, which tells the story of a famous animator who inadvertently warps a ten year old boy’s imagination. The second film screening is A Spot in the Sky by filmmaker Anil Dhokai, which involves a man fishing in his neighborhood pond one minute, then has a strange encounter with a UFO. The third film screening is The Gullah Project a documentary film by Denise McGill. Travel with us to St. Helena Island, home to the Gullah / Geechee culture. Taking much of their culture from their West African ancestors, St. Helena is one of the last Gullah farming and fishing communities left in America. Residents are now wrestling with gentrification, land preservation, and conservation issues.
Carolina Film Network is a non-profit organization that promotes local film in the Carolinas. It also serves as a link between entrepreneurs and industry professionals to stimulate economic growth. Carolina Film Network meets once a month in collaboration with Tapp’s Arts Center. For more information go to our website at www.carolinafilmnetwork.or