Eau Claire hosts international film festival

Film Festival
Film Festival

By Sam Kilgard —

It’s no question that film is one of the most dynamic mediums in the realm of digital media. With that being said, it’s essential that films are showcased in their own version of an art gallery: film festivals.

No more than 30 minutes away, located in Eau Claire, Another International Film Festival (AIFF) will be hosting their first festival on Friday, Nov. 13 through Sunday, Nov. 15. The festival will be held at the Micon Cinema in Eau Claire. Chippewa Valley Community Television is running the festival, which will showcase a total of 35 feature and short films.

Over 120 films were submitted to the festival. “It was an extremely tough decision to make, there were so many good films to choose from but I feel we selected the best of the best,” said production manager Aaron Rigby. The festival had entries from 10+ different countries, including the U.S, France, Italy, China and even Australia.

The main point of emphasis in this festival is the true content of the films. The films shown in the AIFF will be very character focused. Rather than huge sets and elaborate over-the-top effects, these films will be more personal and character driven. As to what types of movies you will see, there will be a great variety. “We have short animated films, all the way to full length feature films. There’s a film for everybody!” said Rigby.

Doors open on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., Saturday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. No plans for the weekend? Go check out an international film festival, you won’t even have to drive that far!

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