Twain Harte, CA — Businesses are hoping that Labor Day weekend’s Film Festival in Twain Harte will provide another boost to the local economy.
Film Fest President, Founder and Program Director Zack Gold was Wednesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
The event, also founded last year by Twain Harte resident Roger Haughton, will draw film goers and industry officials to the Mother Lode from Friday August 31st through Monday September 3rd.
Gold notes that the idea for the festival got off the ground in 2011 when he and others were looking for ways to help the Twain Harte community following a hard winter. He notes that business was slow for a few months partly due to prolonged power outages, some lasting for 4-5 days.
Gold, who is an L.A. based actor, says the event caught the eye of many in Hollywood, as 400 films have been submitted this year for consideration. Fifty films have been selected for the Festival. Most are independently produced, and have a small budget. “For many of these films it will be the West Coast premiere, and for some a world premiere,” notes Gold.
Organizers say most of the films selected will be “family friendly.” It is noted that some of the event proceeds will benefit Connections Academy at Summerville High School, and a select group of students may have the opportunity to show their work at the event.
Films are scheduled to be shown at the American Legion Hall, the Twain Harte Golf Course and the Twain Harte School campus.
For additional details on the Film Fest Twain Harte click http://www.filmfesttwainharte.com/
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.