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St. Norbert College to Host 2016 Green Bay Film Festival

From St. Norbert College, February 16, 2016
by Erich Wegenke, erich.wegenke@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

The St. Norbert College campus will host the sixth annual Green Bay Film Festival, taking place March 3-6, 2016. The film festival was created to provide a rich cultural and educational experience by fostering an awareness and appreciation of independent filmmaking through a wide variety of film screenings, seminars and related events.

The festival is set to include screenings of more than 80 independent films, encompassing shorts and feature-length productions, narrative features and documentaries, and domestic and international films. Film screenings will take place at four campus locations: Dudley Birder Hall, the Fort Howard Theater in the Bemis International Center, and the Webb and Walter Theatres in the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts. In many cases, the filmmakers will be in attendance, and will host question-and-answer sessions and panel discussions following the screenings of their films.

This year's festival begins early. Prior to the annual Opening Night Film & Party, which will take place at the Fort Howard Theater at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 4, there will be a film showing and discussion at the Cassandra Voss Center on Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m., as well as a variety of films shown at Dudley Birder Hall earlier on the 4th.

In addition to the film screenings and discussions throughout the weekend, festival attendees will also have the chance to vote for their favorite films, and to take part in seminars on screenwriting, film production, editing, home movie-making, musical scores for film, and film equipment. The seminars are free and open to the public; registration is recommended but not required. A full list of the festival's offerings and their locations can be found at www.gbfilmfestival.org.

Gold passes, day passes and Opening Night Film & Party Combo tickets are available through the St. Norbert College box office website at https://tickets.snc.edu. Gold passes, which include access to all festival events throughout the weekend as well as access to the hospitality room and a film festival T-shirt, are $75. Day passes and the opening night combo are $20 each. All single tickets for individual events will be sold during the festival weekend.

The festival is in need of volunteers to take tickets, usher, offer concessions and conduct surveys. Those who wish to volunteer can sign up by going to Volunteer Spot at http://www.gbfilmfestival.org/volunteer. For more information on the Green Bay Film Festival and its events, contact info@gbfilmfestival.org.