Film Festival Celebrating Polk Artists and Beyond

The Ritz Theatre announces the 2015 Ritz International Film Festival being held June 19-21.

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This will be the third time the Ritz has hosted a film festival and continues to grow the festival. This year they will be accepting films in the following categories: animation, children, family, documentary, independent, narratives, shorts and features.

Ritz Theatre Film Festival’s mission is the education, growth, and economic development of the film industry, with the intent to expose the arts to the community. This will be done through informing the public about the art of visual storytelling, enhancing opportunities for local filmmakers to develop their craft and art, and increasing the public’s awareness and support of local filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset. The Ritz Theatre Film Festival was created by volunteers desiring recognition of the film industry and talents of artists throughout Polk County and the State of Florida. The festival will be based at The Ritz Theatre, 263 West Central Avenue, Winter Haven, Florida. According to Stella Heath, the volunteer Executive Director for The Ritz Theatre, they have received film submissions from not just Polk and Florida, but from around the country and a few from other countries.

Ticket Prices:
Day Pass $20.00
Two Day Pass $35.00
VIP Pass $75.00*
*Includes All Days of Films and Exclusive VIP Cocktail Party
VIP Party $40.00
Student Day Pass $5.00
Senior Day Pass $5.00
Individual Film $8.00

To purchase tickets visit Ritz International Film Festival.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday – June 19

9:00 am  – 11:00 am : Children, Family Friendly

11:15 am – 11:25 am : Distant Touch

11:30 am – 12:00 pm : Butterfly Dreams

12:00 pm – 1pm  Break for Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:20 pm : 3,000

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm : Sum Total of our Memory

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm : Violated

3:50 pm – 5:00 pm : Punjab

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm : 60 & Strong

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm : After Hours at Jesse’s

 

Saturday – June 20

9:00 am – 10:30 am : Wildelike

10:30 am – 11:45 am : 3 Summits

11:45 am – 12:19 pm : Go Mickey Go

12:19 pm – 1:15 pm : Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm : IBUR Connection

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm : KlauS

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm : Abstraction

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm : Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood Feature /Documentary

4: 30 pm – 5: 00 pm Short Film Block including Princess KiKi, The Shed, Updike, Lilly

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm : Winter Haven High School films

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm : Hidden Heart

6:15 pm – 8:00 pm : Easy to Love

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm : VIP Reception at The Ritz Theatre

10:00 PM – After Hours at Fire Restaurant

 

Sunday – June 21

Extra Day, if needed for technical

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