Derby City Film Festival Begins Friday
The fourth annual Derby City Film Festival begins Friday at the Clifton Center.Fifty-six films from 16 countries will be screened at the three-day event, and awards will be presented in seven categories, including best feature, short, documentary and acting. Co-founder Kristofer Rommel says there will also be panel discussions and workshops on everything from how to choreograph a fight scene to special effects makeup."This year the producers of Below Zero, they also run the Great American pitch fest out in L.A. They’re going to come in and do a pitch workshop for screenwriters and filmmakers who want to pitch their ideas to Hollywood," he said. Below Zero is one of the festival’s feature film entries. A lifetime achievement award will also be presented to veteran actor Lance Henrickson, who has a role in another entry, It's in the Blood.Another film festival is underway this week in Louisville. The 14th annual Jewish Film Festivalcontinues through February 25.