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The third annual Kite Film Fest will take place Saturday, November 10th at Club LA in Destin. Submissions are currently open for the short film event.
“We are so excited to be back for the third year,” shares co-founder Nikki Hedrick of the event. “The community outpouring of support has been incredible. Last year we screened 24 short films, mainly from the region.”
The mother/daughter team behind 850 Music & Entertainment, with the support from Rock Destin and Club LA, launched Kite Film Fest in 2016. “Our goal is to create an event that supports our local film community – an opportunity to see their hard work and passion projections on the big screen” explains Heather Hedrick.
The submission process is open until September 1st. Kite Film Fest prides itself on simple, inclusive rules that can be viewed on their official website: www.KiteFilmFest.com.
“We want Kite Film Fest to be a celebration,” says Nikki Hedrick. “It is why the submission process is free. We want to minimize roadblocks for participation for our local film community and the indie film community at large.”
The film festival is named in honor of their family surname – Kite – especially Heather Hedrick’s parents Gilbert and Ellon Kite.
“We are so grateful to be able to have this opportunity to put the spotlight on the quality of production in our region,” shares Nikki Hedrick. “Although the films are mostly rooted in our region, we have international submissions and filmmakers from all over the south have attended past years. Kite Film Festival is an opportunity to support the little guys, local guys, and network with some new faces. I can’t wait to see everyone myself!”
The Kite Film Fest will take place Saturday, November 10th 2018 at Club LA in Destin.