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EGOFEST STARTS FRIDAY! For the third year in a row, TILT director Holbrook will present a dazzling array of independent short films at Egofest in Brainerd, Minnesota. The event will take place at The Chalberg Theatre at the Central Lakes College on March 18th and 19th.
No, Egofest isn’t near a big city (Minneapolis is almost 2 hours away), and the lakes won’t be thawed out by the time the first film starts rolling, but there’s still plenty to draw folks to EgoFest this year.
#1 – GREAT SHORT FILMS. At other film fests, short films are usually wedged in before or after feature films. Egofest focuses solely on movies that are 40 min or less. Out of the 34 films being screened this year, almost half are 10 min or less. This year’s shortest film is LIGHT by Lee Bishop (2min, 33sec); the longest of the shorts is Jim Vendiola‘s DRIFT (about 33min). See the full schedule here.
#2 – GREAT AUDIENCE. At Egofest you’ll find college kids, grandparents, and everyone in between. Some show up only for the block of films that strikes their fancy; others stick it out for the long haul, hanging out for Saturday’s 11-hr shorts-o-rama.
#3 – FAB FILM FOLKS! This year we have it on good authority that the following film folks may be attending:
#4 – TILT STUFF! On Friday night those in attendance will get a sneak peek of some scenes from TILT. Phil, along with TILT writers/producers Julie & Jessica and cinematographer/editor Jeremy Doyle will be there, as well as many of the cast members (Dani West, Laura Busch, Janet Fogg, Dave Vieths, and more) and crew members (everyone from Brainerd, yo!)
And RAISE YOUR GLASS: Brainerd Lakes Beer Company is unveiling their TILTed T-Ale! It’ll be available at Egofest on Friday, March 18the and then to the general public (in the Brainerd Lakes area) on Monday, March 21st.