Though put together in only about 10 weeks, FilmSPARK 2015 was a huge success!
The weekend's festivities were held in the auditorium of the North Carolina Museum of History thanks to the generosity of the museum and the Longleaf Film Festival. And thanks to the tremendous work of lead organizer Konrad Arnold, 43 films (including 2 features) were screened for 358 people over the course of the weekend.
As for TLTV, we had the amazing opportunity to do a live screening and Q&A with four filmmakers in our first ever live episode of Local Film Talk! Huge thanks go out to Michael Howard, Eryk Pruitt, Michael Babbitt, and Michael Willams for discussing their work with us, as well and Tom Gore and Matt Bussey for operating the cameras and Joel Rhodes for running the sound. The episode will be available online soon, so check back and see it for yourself.
From the FilmSPARK Facebook page:
ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF filmSPARK 2015!
Best of filmSPARK – "Civil" by Andrew Huggins
Audience Choice Award – Pallbearers by Chaz Fulk
Best Experimental Film – "The Passing of Time" by Jen Guy Metcalf
Best Comedy – "Dry Spell" by Taylor D. Adams
Best Drama – "Pallbearers" by Chaz Fulk
Best Genre Short – Disengaged : From the makers of Foodie by Eryk Pruitt & Christopher G Moore
Best Documentary – "The Honorable Ellie Kinnaird" by Martha J. Moore
Congratulations to all the winners of filmSPARK 2015!
Thanks to all the filmmakers who submitted their work, everyone at SPARKCon (especially Autumn Belk) for organizing the festival, and the public who came out to support the local film industry. We're looking forward to putting together an even greater event next your for you!