For all those fans of independent films or special events; starting the 25th of April, and running until Saturday the 28th, Greenville is to play host of a local Film Festival showcasing several feature films, numerous shorts, workshops and special events in different locations all throughout Greenville.
The 25th started off the occasion with a grand ceremony at Zen Greenville, located at 924 South Main Street, Greenville, SC, featuring two animated shorts and a film titled Wycinanki, the true story of a woman’s bond with three rescued animals, Live Outside the Box, about a workaholic without any social contact whose world becomes smaller and smaller until there is nothing left but only his work. This severe impact finally wakes him up and must now find the right way to bring his life back before it is too late, and Searching for Sonny, about a pizza delivery man who attends his high school graduation in search of Sonny, a friend he once wronged, who is missing; his search leads him through a series of events that extremely resemble a murder mystery that he performed in high school, a play that Sonny wrote.
The festival will also provide a plethora of documentaries, both short and long, Narrative shorts, animated shorts, Latino films, Native American films, Green films, Spiritual films, International films, and student films, featuring students from schools like American Film Institute to the Savannah College of Art and Design. Among other Narrative films to look out for are Principessa, a Cinderella style story about a woman of humble origins pretending to be a princess to court a noble man, and Meherjaan, a film with a cryptic synopsis about “loving the Other.”
On Thursday, the festival will start fresh at 10 a.m. at Coffee Underground, 1 East Coffee Street, Greenville, SC. However, tickets are required for entry but can be purchased, as well as postings for each film’s scheduled viewing and location are shown, at the festival’s website at www.gviff.com. Workshops and special events are open to the public.