City of Cape Coral kicks of first film festival after pandemic delay
CAPE CORAL, Fla.– It’s showtime at Cultural Park Theatre as the City of Cape Coral celebrates its first film festival.
The pandemic delayed the project by one year, but more than 20 films will play throughout Saturday and Sunday.
“Usually this is a way for filmmakers to actually be able to move forward in their career and say ‘hey listen I’ve been part of 10 different film festivals and I won these many film festivals’,” said festival co-producer Camilo Vega.
Organizers said it’s more than just watching movies. It’s an opportunity to meet the filmmakers and learn about production.
“They’re going to do discussions on how the films were put together and things like that. it is going to be a really exciting thing,” said festival co-producer Michael Moran.
Wristbands cost $15 each day. Attendees can stay the entire day, or pick and choose which films they want to watch.
“I think that’s the most important thing. Just getting people involved with the art,” said Vega.
Organizers hope this is the first of many film festivals to come.
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