Finalists named for the 2015 Beaufort International Film Festival

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Filmmakers prepare to attend the 9th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival in February

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The Ninth Annual Beaufort International Film Festival will host thousands of film lovers from around the world starting Feb. 11 and continuing to Feb 15 in the historic coastal town of Beaufort, SC. Considered one of the fastest growing film festivals in the southeast and named one of the top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World 2013 by MovieMaker Magazine, festival organizers are expecting their biggest crowds yet. With nearly 8000 attending some part of the four day festival in 2014, more are expected in 2015. Awards will be presented in the areas of Features, Documentaries, Short Films, Student Films, Screenplays, Animation, and Audience Choice. For the first time an award will be presented for Best Comedy which will be chosen by the audience.  Also, winners will be named for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director.

2015 Beaufort International Film Festival
Schedule of events:

Wednesday, February 11
Filmmakers Opening Night Reception/ Ticketed Event @ 6 pm- 8pm
$25 (BFS Members) $35 (Non Members)
At Old Bay Marketplace Rooftop, 917 Bay Street, Beaufort

Thursday, February 12
Film Screenings at 9am-4:15pm (last film starts)
(Wine and Cheese Reception 7:00pm)
Screenwriters Workshop and Table Read at 7:30pm
At University of South Carolina, Beaufort, Center for the Arts
Single Ticket $15 (BFS Members) $20 (non-members)

Friday, February 13
Film Screenings at 9am-9:00pm (last film starts)

Saturday, February 14
Film Screenings at 9am-2:10 pm (last film starts)
Awards Ceremony Cocktail Hour-7pm
Awards Presentations -8pm
At University of South Carolina, Beaufort, Center for the Arts
Single Ticket $30 (BFS Members) $40 (Non members) (included in All Events Pass)
Catering by Debbi Covington (Champagne included)

Individual films are $6.00 each or for all 32 films, patrons can purchase the Unlimited Film Pass for $115 (BFS Members) or $150 (Non Members); Thu/Fri/Sat Daily Film Pass $40 (BFS Members) $50 (Non Members) each day,); All Events Pass $175 (BFS Members) $225 (Non members). Purchase online @ www.beaufortfilmfestival.com, or pay at the door or at Beaufort Film Society Office, 308 Charles St., Beaufort, SC and at the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 713 Craven St. Beaufort, SC.