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Columbia Center for the Arts presents Mt. Hood Film Festival

HOOD RIVER — Columbia Center for the Arts will present the second annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River from Nov. 8 through Nov. 10.

Venues for the Film Festival include two theaters at Columbia Center for the Arts, Springhouse Cellar on Saturday evening for a unique segment of 3 D films and workshops, Andrew’s Skylight Theater and a special screening of films for children and families at the Hood River County Library on Saturday, Nov. 9, will be offered for a special price of $5.

With the addition of 3-D films and a family series we are truly focused on providing great film-going experiences for everyone.

The Film Festival is open to all ages and most venues will offer beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for sale as well as some food items. In an effort to keep the festival accessible to all, prices will stay low — a three-day, all access festival pass will cost $35 and a one-day pass will be $15. Guaranteed and priority seating is available with VIP passes for the 3-day event at $100, these passes guarantee entrance to any film, any time, any day as well as entrance to the kick off and closing ceremony parties.

The festival will feature screenings of more than 100 films in a number of categories including: a special block of short 3 D films, long and short narratives, animation, long and short documentaries, horror/sci-fi and adventure films.

Some of the films to be shown are the multi-award winning documentary “Walking the Camino”; “Tiny,” a documentary about the tiny house movement; “Maidentrip,” the story of the Laura Dekker, the youngest person to solo sail around the world; “High and Hallowed,” a film about 1963 accent of Mt. Everest by the first American team; grand prize winner at Seattle film festival and Oscar award winning short film “Curfew”; multi-award winning “Duk County,” the story of restoring vision in New South Sudan; Cannes Film Selection ”More Than 2 Hours” and many more.

The Festival kicks off on Friday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. with an opening reception for fans and filmmakers. Opening night films will start at 7 p.m. Over the next two days, there will be screenings and discussions with filmmakers, workshops and a filmmaker breakfast.

Closing awards ceremony featuring the announcement of the winning films will be Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts.

A full schedule of events is available online at www.columbiaarts.org.

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