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The Magnolia Independent Film Festival logo features a stylized drawing of founder Ron Tibbett.

The Magnolia Independent Film Festival logo features a stylized drawing of founder Ron Tibbett.
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Special to The Dispatch

 

The 17th annual Magnolia Independent Film Festival will take place Feb. 20-22 at Hollywood Premier Cinemas in Starkville as a showcase venue for independent filmmakers.  

 

The festival, affectionately dubbed The Mag, was created in 1997 by Ron Tibbett. It is the first film festival to be held in Mississippi and now attracts filmmakers from around the world. The festival strives to provide the Golden Triangle community with an opportunity to experience the films of many talented filmmakers. 

 

The 2014 festival will feature workshops by award winning filmmaker Patricia Chica, as well as her hit film "Ceramic Tango." The festival will also include a student film division sponsored by the United Way of North Central Mississippi. This division is open to all aspiring filmmakers who are high school or college students.  

 

Festival Chair Angella Baker said, "We are very excited about the festival and hope that everyone will come out and enjoy it." 

 

For more information about the Magnolia Independent Film Festival visit magnoliafilmfest.com or contact Baker at magfilmfest@gmail.com. 

 

Organization efforts are provided by the Starkville Area Arts Council. For additional information about SAAC, visit starkvillearts.org or call 662-324-3080.

 

 

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