Marco Island Center for the Arts will be partnering with former Executive Director Lynn M. Holley, who now lives in Hollywood, California, and is an Executive Consultant to the Arts. As such, she is a visual arts curator, and the founding director of two International Film Festivals, the 3-Minute Film Festival and the International Fine Arts Film Festival that are in their 8th and 5th seasons respectively.
Holley will first be interviewed by Hyla Crane, and Lynn will introduce a selection of short award-winning films from her festivals to be streamed live to Facebook and YouTube pages of Marco Island Center for the Arts on October 28th at 5:30 PM.
The films screened in Holley’s festivals offer a wide variety of filmmaking techniques and genres: Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental and Dance. The goal of these boutique festivals is to offer a showcase for young or emerging filmmakers to have a chance to build their reputation and develop confidence. Professional filmmakers often use these small film festivals to try something new or different. The Fine Arts festival showcased films that have to do with all of the fine arts, and as such draw on professional filmmakers. “I do not take all of the entries that come into each festival, perhaps a third or more are rejected.” Holley does most everything for the screening of the festivals herself with no staff and only a few volunteers. Professionals from the film industry judge the winners, however, ownership of the festivals allows Holley some benefits. “Of course, if the judges don’t choose my favorite, I give out the ‘Director’s Award.’ As the arts are often subjective, some presentations you like, and others you don’t.”
Join Marco Island Center for the Arts in this exclusive LIVE Streaming Film Festival event on October 28 at 5:30 PM. This special event is free; however, donations are greatly appreciated, which enable the Art Center to continue to provide innovative virtual programming.
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