In partnership with the Footcandle Film Society, Lenoir-Rhyne University will host a night with screenwriters, directors and producers Chip White and Shea Sizemore on Thursday, September 21st at 7 p.m.in PE Monroe Auditorium.
During the event White and Sizemore will discuss the art of writing for film and video. They will also share selections of their work during the discussion.
Chip White is originally from the shores of South Carolina and is the younger brother of Wheel of Fortune’s famous letter-turner Vanna White. He has over 30 years experience in the film, TV and video business. Chip moved to Los Angeles in the early 80s and spent the next 20 years working for some of Hollywood’s biggest companies, including King World, Sony, MTV, Vh1, Nickelodeon, and Discovery. In 2005 Chip relocated back to the Carolinas where he continues to produce and develop projects under the Stack 3 Productions banner
Co-founder of Our Films LLC, Shea Sizemore is a writer and director whose heart is fully committed to making movies. From his humble beginnings in the world of Claymation, to documentaries about hurricane Katrina, to scripted narratives about killer Port-A-Potties, the Civil War, and shrimp boats on the high seas, Shea is a born storyteller who is heavily influenced by the world around him. From his roots in the coal mining towns of Virginia, to the flats of Texas, to living in the swamps of Florida, over the mountains and into the cities of North Carolina, Shea draws inspiration from all walks of his life. Shea’s spent time at INSP TV, where he wrote and directed feature films for theatrical and television release. In 2016, Shea directed his first feature Heritage Falls for INSP. He has produced programming for SPEED and Fox Sports, he also wrote and directed 2013’s A Chess Player, the 2015 My Luchador and the 2017 Crab Trap with producer Chip White.
Sizemore’s Crab Trap will also be shown as part of the Footcandle Film Festival, scheduled for September 22nd through the 24th. The third year of the festival will bring unique, challenging and entertaining films to Western North Carolina. The event is presented by founders and members of the Footcandle Film Society, a 650-member group dedicated to screening and discussing films on a monthly basis.
Tickets are now available to the general public for the 2017 Footcandle Film Festival, to be held September 22nd to 24th at the Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block in Hickory, North Carolina! You can purchase tickets online by clicking the button below…Click to buy tickets online
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Join us at Moretz Mills as we enjoy a full dinner (catered by Liazzo’s) and present awards for the best films from the festival. There will be a special keynote presentation, recognition of sponsors and volunteers, and four awards presented to filmmakers: Best Short Film, Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Audience Favorite.
The $30.00 ticket includes a full dinner and attendance at the awards ceremony. Beer, wine and alcoholic beverages will be available through a cash bar during the evening.
Tickets for the Closing Dinner & Awards Ceremony go on sale to the general public on July 31st, 2017!
Visit www.footcandlefilmfestival.com for all festival information, a list of this year’s films, the festival schedule, and more.
The evening will begin at 6:30pm with a collection of eight (8) short film selections, all in competition for the “Best Short Film” award for the festival. These films are of varying length, style, and themes, and submitted by filmmakers around the world.
Afterwards, everyone is invited to an Opening Night Reception in the adjoining Hickory Museum of Art. This will be an opportunity for attendees to meet some of the visiting filmmakers while enjoying some food and drink.
And for those daring souls that want to see some more interesting, unique, and possibly bizarre short films, the “Night Gallery” collection of late-night short films will be presented after the reception (approximately 9:30pm).
The ticket price of $15.00 includes your admission to the entire night of events, including both sets of films and the reception in-between.
(Please note: the later “Night Gallery” portion of the evening is intended for mature audiences only.)
Tickets will go on sale to the general public for this event – and all other film festival screenings – on July 31st, 2017!
Visit www.footcandlefilmfestival.com for all festival information, a list of this year’s films, the festival schedule, and more.
The 3rd Annual Footcandle Film Festival, taking place in Hickory, North Carolina located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The festival was started and is managed by the Footcandle Film Society, a non-profit group with over 600 members that began independent film screenings in 2008. The home for the festival is the SALT Block, an arts and science center housed in an historic renovated high school near downtown Hickory.
The festival starts with an opening night event where all the Short Film selections are screened in two blocks for a large audience, with a reception in-between in the gallery of the adjoining Hickory Museum of Art. Full-length narrative and documentary features are screened throughout the three days of the festival, culminating in a closing awards ceremony and dinner on Sunday evening.
This is a single-location festival, meaning that all screenings take place in the Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block which holds 400 people. In 2016, over 1,200 total tickets were sold for the various screenings and events throughout the weekend.
The Footcandle Film Festival awards cash prizes for Best Feature-Length Narrative, Best Feature-Length Documentary, Best Short Film, and an “Audience Favorite” award. In addition, filmmakers that have films selected for the festival are provided free hotel accommodations for the weekend and a travel stipend. All selections receive passes for the full festival weekend – including the opening night reception, closing night awards dinner, and complimentary tickets to their screening.
Come be a part of this unique celebration of indie cinema and submit your film now.
In partnership with the Footcandle Film Society, Lenoir-Rhyne University will host a night with screenwriter and director, William Stribling on Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m.in PE Monroe Auditorium.
During the event Stribling will discuss the art of writing for film and video. He will also share a screening of his film, Bear with Us, which is currently making the rounds at film festivals worldwide and has garnered several awards along the way.
Stribling is an award-winning filmmaker who holds degrees from New York University in Film/TV Production and Dramatic Literature as well as a Masters in Screenwriting from Chapman University in Orange, California. His short film Down in Flames: the True Story of Tony “Volcano” Valenci was recently released on Amazon after a long and successful film festival run. Stribling’s first feature film Lies I Told My Little Sister was released in 2015 by ARC Entertainment as a “Geena Davis Selection”. Most recently, Stribling directed the web series Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party for Shipwrecked Comedy. He lives and works in Los Angeles where he is currently writing and directing a digital series for Adaptive Studios.
Stribling’s Bear with Us will also be shown as part of the Footcandle Film Festival, scheduled for September 23 through the 25th. The inaugural film festival was held in September of last year in an effort to bring unique, challenging and entertaining films to Western North Carolina. The event is presented by founders and members of the Footcandle Film Society, a 650-member group dedicated to screening and discussing films on a monthly basis. The society was formed in late 2007 by Alan Jackson, President and CEO of The Jackson Group in Hickory and Chris Frye, Media Producer at The Jackson Group.
During the weekend of September 23rd-25th, filmmakers from around the world will be traveling to Hickory, North Carolina to show their films at the 2nd annual Footcandle Film Festival.
The 2016 Footcandle Film Festival will be held at the Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block, with films being shown between Friday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 25th. This year’s festival will bring thirty films to the Catawba County area, including short films, documentaries, and dramatic feature films. The festival opens with a Friday night “Short Films” event and reception in the adjoining Hickory Museum of Art, and closes with a dinner and awards ceremony Sunday evening at The Crossing at Hollar Mill.
Close to half of the films will be represented by their directors who will be attending the festival to discuss their films and meet festival attendees. A complete list of the films, their descriptions and trailers can be found on the festival web site (www.footcandlefilmfestival.com).
One of the filmmakers — William Stribling — is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has been directing films since 2012. One of his short films, “Down in Flames”, was shown at last year’s inaugural Footcandle Film Festival. William is traveling from Los Angeles this year to show his latest film, “Bear With Us”, a comedy starring Christy Carlson Romano (Kim Possible, Even Stevens) and Cheyenne Jackson (30 Rock, American Horror Story, Glee).
William will also be a guest during a special event on Thursday evening, September 22nd, in partnership with the Lenoir-Rhyne Visiting Writer’s Series where he will be screening his film and discussing the art of scriptwriting for movies.
There will also be filmmakers traveling from Germany to show their festival entry “Hear the Silence”, a story of a small, lost unit of German soldiers looking for shelter during an attack on Russia in 1941.
All of the filmmakers responsible for the thirty films to be shown during the weekend were invited to attend as a guest of the festival. The Footcandle Film Society, the organization responsible for creating the festival, has raised money throughout the year to help provide travel stipends for the visiting filmmakers.
Tickets for the film festival are now on sale for the general public by visiting www.footcandlefilmfestival.com and clicking the link on the home page to “Buy Tickets”. Tickets can be purchased with credit or debit cards; taxes and credit card charges will apply. Tickets will remain on sale up until the weekend of the film festival for any events that are not sold out.
The Footcandle Film Society has been screening and facilitating discussions on films in Western North Carolina since its inception in 2008. Through monthly film screenings, discussions, partnerships with various international and educational organizations, the film society has built a community of over 600 members that support film efforts in our region.
We are excited to be partnering with the Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series as they host a night with screenwriter and director William Stribling as he discusses the art of writing for film and video. The evening will also feature his film “Bear With Us”, that is also playing during the festival weekend. This event will be taking place in the P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the Lenoir-Rhyne University campus. More details will be available soon!
Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the 2016 Footcandle Film Festival! The festival will be held September 23rd to 25th, 2016, at the Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block.
On Friday, September 23rd, we will get an early start to the festival by showing two North Carolina-based documentaries. Each of these two screenings will be $5.00 per ticket.
Then, later that night is our Opening Night event where we screen our short film selections, followed by an opening night reception in the gallery of the Hickory Museum of Art. For those brave and more “adventurous” viewers there will be a second late-night screening of edgier shorts we’re calling the “Night Gallery” following the reception. The ticket price for this evening’s event is $20.00 per person, and includes food and drink at the reception.
Can’t choose which films to attend? Starting this year, we are introducing “passes” for the festival. You can choose to purchase a “Feature Film Pass” which will provide you with tickets for all thirteen (13) feature-length films throughout the weekend. These passes are $50.00 and provide you with one ticket for each of the films (a $15.00 savings). Each ticket can be given to someone else if you are unable to attend some of the films.
If you are interesting in attending ALL of the events for the weekend — the Opening Night Short Film Event & Reception, all thirteen feature films, and the Closing Night Awards Ceremony & Dinner, you can purchase an “All Access Pass” for $100.00!
You can purchase all of the tickets mentioned above by clicking this link:
Once on the ticketing site you will see a list of the different films and events. To buy tickets, select a film and then indicate the number of tickets you’d like to purchase. Next click on the “Add Tickets” button to add them to your order. To add other films click on the “Continue Shopping” link and it will return you to the list of screenings to choose from. You can order all of the tickets at one time if you use the shopping cart feature to check out.
You can find out more about each of the films by clicking the “2016 Festival Films” link across the top menu bar of our web site, and then choose the category of film you’d like to explore.