Lincoln Film Festival kicks off this
weekend with Friday evening Gala and “Lincoln”
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[October 14, 2016]
- The Lincoln Film Festival (LFF) announces it inaugural festival
for October 14 – 16 to be hosted at the Lincoln Grand 8 Theater in
downtown, Lincoln. Co-Founders, Brenda Chapman (Oscar winning
director – Disney’s BRAVE) and David Lanterman (Owner – Lincoln
Grand 8) have been great friends since high school and now their
professional careers have crossed paths to create the Lincoln Film
Highlights of the Festival include:
Grand Opening Gala Evening – on Friday 14th. This event
includes a screening of Stephen Spielberg’s “Lincoln” with a post
screening reception. During the reception, Dr. Samuel Wheeler,
Illinois’ State Historian, will give a short seminar on the
iconography of Abraham Lincoln in our modern world.
Two days (Saturday and Sunday) of Independent LIVE-ACTION and
animated short films, features and documentaries. LFF has
compiled a fascinating schedule of films from national,
international, regional and Central Illinois artists. Single Day or
Two day passes available (does not include Gala Evening or DISNEY
Disney Classic Films on the big Screen! LFF offers an
exceptional opportunity to see “BRAVE,” “THE LION KING” and
“ENCHANTED” again. Brenda Chapman will personally introduce
screenings of BRAVE & THE LION KING with a short Q&A and sign
autographs after each screening.
ENCHANTED’s director, Kevin Lima, will also be in attendance doing a
pre-screening Q&A and signing autographs after his film. Each of
these films are ticketed separately.
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Brenda Chapman and Kevin Lima will give a film industry seminar at 10:00
am on Saturday 15th - “Pursuing and Attaining your Dreams”. This is an
exceptional opportunity to meet these talented directors and hear their
experiences and advice to would be artists.
LFF, in partnership with the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival
is presenting a FREE animation program on Saturday 15th starting at 9:30
a.m. This is an amazing opportunity to see highlighted films from past BAICFF
programs. It’s a compilation for children from ages 7 to 92.
Tickets available online at
www.lincoln filmfestival.com or at that Lincoln Grand 8 box office.