Idlewild International Film Festival set to begin Aug. 23

IDLEWILD — Idlewild will be displaying its history in the first ever Idlewild International Film Festival at the end of August.

“We have submissions from all over. The goal is to be entertained, to learn about each other and to grow as people,” Tinisha Brugnone, director of the Idlewild International Film Festival, previously said.

The event will feature viewings of short films, other art, live music, food and tours of Williams Island.

Films will be shown and will cross a variety of genres, from comedies to dramas to documentaries.

Brugnone said, the genres are tied in together by a theme of “cultural relevance” — showcasing work that tells viewers about the experiences of other groups of people.

“I believe Idlewild is a place for art. This way, we can bring people who don’t necessarily know so much about Idlewild into the community. History and nature are two things that people don’t take a lot of time to appreciate, but it’s very important for us as people to recognize,” Brugnone said.

The inaugural Idlewild International Film Festival is scheduled for Aug. 23-25 at Paradise Lake Festival Grounds, 310 E. Wilson Drive, Idlewild.

For more information, call (586) 222-9707 or visit idlewildintfilmfest.com.

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