Charleston International Film Festival Releases Star-Studded 2013 Schedule

For Immediate Release, April 2013
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(Charleston, SC – April 2, 2013) – With the 6th annual Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF) a few weeks away, the festival announces the release of the 2013 schedule. Kicking off April 24 and running through April 28, CIFF will be packed with five days of film and so much more.

In addition to screening more than 80 films from 15 countries, this year’s event promises to be the most exciting yet with surprise film screenings, unforgettable after parties, free workshops and demos, and Q&A sessions with Hollywood legends.

CIFF President/Co-Founder, Summer Peacher, said, “We can’t wait for the festival to get here! This is our sixth year and we have really taken this event to another level. Whether you work in the industry, love film or just want to support the arts, you do not want to miss a minute of the action.”

Throughout the festival, three workshops will take place including movie editing, soundscapes, and animation. Additionally, during a live demonstration, Brent Mason, a Hollywood motion capture technician, will showcase optical tracking cameras as they collect and stream data in real time from a person in a motion capture suit to a virtual model on screen. The three workshops and the demonstration are free events hosted by and held at the College of Charleston.

The screenplay table read is another can’t-miss CIFF event. Veteran actors will bring to life scenes submitted by 10 finalists in the 2013 CIFF Screenplay Competition. The reading will take place at Society Hall and be followed by wine and cheese reception with the screenwriters. Seating is limited. Tickets are $15.

Filmmaker Q&A is always a festival favorite and this year will be no exception. CIFF is offering Q&A with Hollywood powerhouse, Chris Brigham, who’s produced blockbusters including Argo, Inception, The Aviator and Analyze This. Another noteworthy Q&A session will be with Frank Abagnale Jr., following a screening of the comedy/crime drama Catch Me If You Can. Abagnale is the legendary imposter and real life subject of the film.

From opening night to the awards gala, the 6th annual Charleston International Film Festival is sure to leave you star-struck, educated and above all, inspired. To see a complete list of 2013 festival programming or to buy tickets, visit CharlestonIFF.org.

About CIFF
Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to educate, entertain, and inspire through the art and science of film. Cofounded in 2007, by film producer Summer Spooner Peacher and Charleston native Brian Peacher, the festival showcases short films, features and documentaries from the U.S. and around the world. Attendees will gather for five days April 24-28, 2013 in downtown Charleston at the Sottile Theatre to attend premieres, panels, special events and the Annual Awards Gala. 2013 Sponsors include: Charliewood Pictures, Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation, Southwest Airlines, Xfinity, Finlandia, College of Charleston, Mount Gay Rum, Palmetto Brewery, Charleston Magazine, Macallan, Cointreau, Rick Hendrick BMW, Technical Event Company, Renaissart, NetGALAXY Studios, The Charleston Travel Company, Handsome Properties, The Local Palate, Charleston City Paper, inventivENVIRONMENTS, Legare+Bailey+Hinske, Cru Catering, BOLD Communications Group, First Citizens Bank and Snyder Event Rentals. For sponsorship opportunities please contact Summer@CharlestonIFF.org. For more information on the 2013 Charleston International Film Festival, visit CharlestonIFF.org.