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Savannah Film Festival 2014!

The annual Savannah Film Festival has begun! Many of us have seen the gems that film has created, but how many have seen these silver-screen classics in their debut before anyone else? Film festivals are where you get your chance. I interviewed my script-writing friend to see what exactly it was like to be there with an all-access pass, since he’s definitely got one.
“I’ve got the Gold pass.” He explained. “There’s Regular, that’ll get you into the early day-time shows. There’s Bronze, that’ll get you into all films, but no early releases. Silver will get you into the early releases, showcases, and comes with free drinks. Gold will get you all of the above, plus the after parties.”

This year, the Gold Pass has a price tag of $500. “It’s worth every penny to me. I’ve played pool with movie stars during the after parties, it’s a great way to get your name out there, and Savannah’s Film Festival is still untouched by the rampant commercialism of Hollywood. Even the Regular Passes, which are still available, will give you an experience you won’t get anywhere else.”
He then explained that he was at the film festival two years ago when an unknown film
But what can one do if they’re too late to even buy a Regular Pass to watch the films?

“This is a great time for celebrity-watching. Alec Baldwin, Daniel Radcliffe, and Jeremy Irons are supposed to be there this year, including a surprise guest.” My friend explained that Broughton is the best street to hang around if you really want to meet your favorite celebrities. “They literally just walk around and enjoy Savannah just like everyone else. The guy I played pool with? Geoffery S. Fletcher, the one who adapted Precious to film. He was very nice, and we both had similar tastes in film. I even met James Gandolfini two months before he died. He wore a beard to disguise himself, but I’m happy to have met Tony Soprano.”
There are still day-time shows available for this year, but my friend urges everyone to wait until next year and secure a higher pass. “Being there behind the scenes of film-making is worth it, especially if you have an interest in the field. But either way, it’s going to be the experience of a lifetime.”

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Savannah Film Festival 2014!

The annual Savannah Film Festival has begun! Many of us have seen the gems that film has created, but how many have seen these silver-screen...

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