Ken Hess manufactured New Bern his home relocating from Tulsa, Okla.r previously this year

With him, he provides his enjoy for the arts as well as his adore for filmmaking. He is an award-profitable, impartial filmmaker, writer, visual artist, editor, and podcaster. Hess also serves on the board of directors for Eno River Media.

Hess is the host and director of The Experimental Movie Fest and The Experimental Film Podcast and will keep his once-a-year event in New Bern this year.

New Bern to hosts the nation's newest experimental film festival in September.

The Experimental Movie Fest (EFF), in its next calendar year, has obtained 185 films from 29 nations around the world and will pick 30 movies from all those entries to be screened through a festival established to be held from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Lender of the Arts, 317 Middle Street in New Bern.

Hess mentioned that he commenced out searching into our area film theaters as venues, but was impressed with the Lender of the Arts. “It really hard a lot more of an ‘artsy’ really feel to it and was a lot more of what I was wanting for,” Hess said.

Experimental movie addresses a wide array of genres, matters, and filmmaking methods. All films are below 20 minutes in full operate time.

Awards for the 2021 season are Competition Winner, Critic’s Decision, Audience Favorite, and Finest Student Movie. Five finalists will also be named. Competition attendees will be requested to fee the movies for the “Audience Favorite” award.

Unbiased judges will select winners for all other awards.

“I wanted a diverse group of judges and they decide blind, not realizing anything about the filmmaker, not the gender, age, ethnicity of the filmmaker, just the good quality of the film itself,” Hess explained. “I just felt that is the most fair way to do it.”

Hess will be offered to talk to attendees at the Filmmaker Meet & Greet session that will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Many of the filmmakers will also be current and offered to speak to friends. The pageant commences at 7 p.m.

Attendees are welcome to are living tweet about the festival, get shots, and publish interactively to social media throughout the Fulfill & Greet and screenings.

Hess is at this time in search of sponsors, partners, and patrons which includes volunteers, poster locations and product bargains. 

The Experimental Film Fest’s mission is to give a general public discussion board in New Bern in purchase to progress fascination in experimental, avant-garde, and artwork-house movie, to draw attention to New Bern and North Carolina as a center for unbiased filmmaking, and to advertise the arts and innovative independence. It is the intention of the EFF to return all proceeds from the competition to the regional community for the promotion of filmmaking and other visual arts.

Tickets are out there on the net at and at the doorway for $5. 

For more data on the pageant visit their site.

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