The 2011 Lawn Chair Film Festival will be the final stop of “Day in Danville” events scheduled for Friday.
Festival originator Charlie Cox, marketing and communications coordinator for the Danville/Boyle County Economic Development Partnership, said he honestly has been blown away by the response to the call for entries.
“We’ve received more than 30 entries and heard from several more,” Cox explained, adding not all entries will be able to be shown during the festival.
The quantity and quality of the films is better this year, and the films are shorter, he noted. Many comedy films have been submitted, as well as one horror flick, and entries have come in from all over the state. All are being submitted to the film jury for approval. In addition, a 9-year-old from Toliver Elementary has submitted a piece. “People are really excited after last year,” Cox said.
Categories this year include: Best Comedy Under 5 Minutes; Best Comedy Over 5 Minutes; Best Dramatic Piece Under 5 Minutes; Best Dramatic Piece Over 5 Minutes; Out-of-the-Box Award; Best Documentary; Best Animation; Audience Award Determined by Applause; The Lawn Chair Challenge; Cell Phone Action; and Grand Lawn Chair Award for Best Film.
In case of rain, viewers should check social media for the backup location.
Danville has a number of activities going on prior to the Lawn Chair Film Festival. Swirl, Sip and Shop, sponsored by Heart of Danville, will be held 5-8:30 p.m. The activity is a wine tasting/retail event. Tickets are $15; call (859) 236-1909 for more information.
“Romeo to Go” will be performed at West T. Hill Community Theatre. Showtime is 8 p.m.; tickets are $10.
The Heritage Hospice Memorial Auction will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Danville Country Club. The event is an evening of food and music at which attendees can peruse keepsake boxes created by area artists and bid on them in a silent auction. Each box contains a surprise gift donated by area merchants. Tickets are $50/single, $90/couple; call (859) 236-2425 for more information.
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