Encouraging North Carolina filmmakers

Published 6:08 pm Sunday, July 29, 2018

Looking for arts and cultural close to home? The Arts of the Pamlico is a non-profit organization and the state-designated regional arts council for Beaufort and Washington counties, serving eastern North Carolina and beyond.

Films have provided countless hours of entertainment at the historic Turnage Theatre dating back to its original glory days of vaudevillian actors and silent films. Arts of the Pamlico strives to keep this tradition alive by showing films that have stood the test of time and encouraging North Carolina filmmakers to present their latest achievements in the film industry through its film festival, Marquee on Main. This is the second year for the film festival and it will be held Nov. 2-3, at the Turnage Theatre. The festival offers cash prizes for Best Overall, Best Feature Length and Best Short films. The festival offers recognition, but no monetary prizes, to the following categories: Animated, Nature, Historic, and Documentary. There are 20 entries in the festival thus far, with submission deadlines approaching on July 31. Organizers are excited about the number of entries because they are all centered in North Carolina or about North Carolina. Nov. 2 will allow festival-goers the chance to view the Best Overall film for the festival and the opportunity to meet the director and possibly actors from the film. Nov. 3 will be a presentation of the remaining winners and honorable mentions, along with the awards ceremony. Ticket information will be available soon on Arts of the Pamlico’s website for the Marquee on Main Film Festival.

For more information on these and other great events at AOP visit our website: www.artsofthepamlico.org.

Written by Debra Torrence, executive director of Arts of the Pamlico, and Crystal Holman, AOP’S weekend coordinator.