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Geneva Downtown Film Festival

Friday, February 10 at 7pm
Smith Opera House
Geneva BID

Short Films Will Fill Big Screen on Friday

The 2nd annual Geneva Downtown Film Festival features 18 shorts made by both local and global artists. Filmmakers from China, Ukraine, Spain, Mexico, Chile, and India, as well as from right here in the Finger Lakes, are among those who have been selected by the festival programming committee to screen their work. Attendees will be able to select their favorite film, and an Audience Prize of $500 will be awarded to the film that receives the most votes. The goal of the Geneva Downtown Film Festival is to cultivate a diverse community of filmmakers and film lovers of all levels of experience, and to give local audiences an opportunity to see world-class short cinema on the big screen.

“We are so excited to feature short independent films from around the corner and around the world. This is our second year and we are just getting started!” Says Price, Executive Director of the Geneva BID. “By bringing the film community together in Geneva, we are hoping to create an opportunity to nurture budding regional film makers. Our partnerships with the Media & Society program at HWS and our friends at the Smith Center for the Arts will help ensure that this Festival will continue to be a success for many years.” Rebecca Burditt, a co-organizer of the festival, agrees: “This is a wonderful opportunity to bring together local artists and artists from around the world, all in a celebration of cinema’s expressive power. It’s wonderful to experience the work of so many talented people.” One of the featured short films is by our own Spencer Tulis, whose work you see regularly in the Finger Lakes Times.

The Geneva Downtown Film Festival is part of the 2023 Winter Arts Festival, and is brought to you by the HWS Center for Media & Society program, The Smith Center for the Arts, and the Geneva BID. This event is free to the public. Find more information at www.genevadowntown.com