|The 8th Annual Louisville's International Festival of Film (LIFF) is |
uniquely designed to support film education in Kentucky and to
celebrate a wide range of international talents.
Enhanced by high school and college student volunteers, LIFF screens
more than 150 films that is an exciting blend of big-screen storytellers
of today with some of the up-and-coming filmmakers of tomorrow.
Set amidst gorgeous bluegrass farms and just a stone's throw from the
site of the Kentucky Derby, LIFF has been praised by Breaking Bad's
Bryan Cranston as a mix of "old charm and dynamic new energy." In 2014
the festival's opening night event included the screening of Druid Peak,
a thrilling coming of age film set in Yellowstone National Park, filmmaker
Spencer Treat Clark was in attendance to join discussions after the film.
Cash and prizes are on hand for many of the Festival's strongest performers
including the Best of Fest Award ($3,000 USD) awarded to an attending filmmaker,
and a special Kentucky Youth Festival allows participating high school and college students the thrill of pitching, producing, and promoting their work in unprecedented ways. No matter the age, the interest, or the level of experience, LIFF truly does offer something for everyone.
July 1, 2016 - Late Deadline
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MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
LIFF showcases independent film and supports the cultural diversity of
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
In addition to its impressive roster of films and seminars, LIFF proudly hosts a Kentucky Legends of Fame series, which has thus far honored country music superstar Naomi Judd, renowned character actor Warren Oates, and comedy legend Lily Tomlin. Upon her induction to the Legends of Fame, Tomlin performed her one-woman show to a sold-out crowd and raised thousands of dollars for LIFF's charity that provides programs and assistance for aspiring filmmakers in Jefferson County public schools.
Open categories include Feature, Short, Documentary, Animation, Horror, Sports, Webisode, and more. Submit your project today!