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KahBang Film Festival 2013: T minus 4 days…

KahBang Film Festival 2013: T minus 4 days…

The KahBang Film Festival is a discovery festival for independent cinema, dedicated to showcasing emerging films and filmmakers and exposing them to new audiences. The festival is a program of the nonprofit organization KahBang Arts and is part of the KahBang Festival brand. To serve this mission, the KahBang Film Festival brings a unique free ticket model allowing for a wide, diverse audience of festival-goers & film enthusiasts.

Going into its 4th year as part of the annual KahBang Music & Art Festival, the KahBang Film Festival has been re-launched & will be presented in 2013 by KahBang Arts, the nonprofit arm of KahBang. Each year, KahBang Arts curates the KahBang Art Festival and is excited to take on the film program for the first time. All screenings take place on Waterfront Festival Grounds in the KahBang Film Tent. To earn more about 2013 Arts District, please visit

Director’s Highlights for 2013 KahBang Film Program

•The addition of a free & open to the public  model is not only unique  in the film festival world but a new addition to the KFF program this year. Check the schedule, high-5 a filmmaker, tell your friends.

•KFF Opening Night|Thursday, August 8th
Maine born actress, writer & producer, Katie Aselton’s (The Puffy Chair, The League) horror-thriller Black Rock screens at 10:30PM. Black Rock was also filmed in our home state of Maine.

• VHS Night|Friday, August 9th
11pm: An Ode to actor/comedian Chris Farley, who would have celebrated his 50th birthday this year.
Immediately following at midnight will be a screening of a 90’s comedy favorite, on VHS.

• Panels and filmmaker Q & A’s- Don’t miss these candid moments with filmmakers from across the globe!
Friday, August 9th, 2PM: Crowdfunding 101
Saturday, August 10th, 2:30PM: A Tale of Two Scenes:The Evolution of Identity [Toronto & Seattle]
Saturday, August 10th, 5:30PM: “Innovations in advertising: Dynamic Brand Placement”, presented by Pandoodle

• 2013 Closing & Awards Party with special midnight screening of Slamdance Film Festival favorite, The Dirties.

The culmination of the KahBang Film Festival weekend is the Closing & Awards Party. In competition category filmmakers will be awarded as well as one Audience Choice winner, awarded by Festivalgoers’ ballots. It wouldn’t be a party without filmmakers, guests, and you to help us celebrate the incredible indie- film awesomeness that has been showcased here during the 2013 KahBang Film Festival and the leaps we’ve taken this year to broaden both our program & our film community. With close ties to the music community, KFF is proud be featuring a special premier of Music Festival performers,The Bynars, new video/short “Every Little Thing You Love”.

The Dirties, directed by Matt Johnson [Toronto, Canada] took Slamdance 2013 by storm this winter and
has had an impressive impact on the indie film community.

“I’ve made a promise to myself in this industry to find ways to showcase creativity that takes me by
surprise; The Dirties is so beautifully shocking…”. – Meg Shorette, KahBang Film Festival Director

Winner: Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature
Slamdance 2013 Winner: Spirit of Slamdance Award
Winner: Special Jury Prize – Dallas IFF
Winner: Best Feature – Victoria TX Indie Film Fest

Don’t forget to get your tickets to the KFF Closing & Awards Party!

Meg Shorette

August 4th, 2013

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