Movie fest for Coffs

A SOCIAL media campaign will bring the world to Coffs Harbour in July.

The committee behind the 2011 Janison Short Sharp Film Festival is over the moon with the success of a campaign involving Twitter, Facebook, You Tube and ‘withoutabox online', which has resulted in 35 international entries lodged and more expected.

Entries have come from directors and producers in Ireland, Taiwan, USA, United Kingdom, South Korea, Mexico, Switzerland, Canada, Italy, Nepal, Philippines and Israel.

Committee spokesman Mark George said while the international interest was flattering he wasn't sure that the top awards would necessarily go offshore.

“Investing in the future of budding local filmmakers is a key feature of the Janison Short Sharp Film Festival,” Mr George said.

Go to www.shortsharpfilmfest.com for details.

The festival competition screening will be held on Saturday, July 9, at the Jetty Theatre.



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