Submitted by 850 Music & Entertainment:
The second annual Kite Film Fest takes place Saturday, Nov. 11, at Club LA in Destin.
“We are so excited to be back for the second year,” says co-founder (and Beachcomber contributing writer and photographer) Nikki Hedrick. “The community outpouring and the quality of submissions from our regional film community is astounding.”
Nikki and Heather Hedrick, the mother-daughter team behind 850 Music & Entertainment, with the support from Rock Destin and Club LA, launched Kite Film Fest last year. “We want to give short films an opportunity to be seen on the big screen locally, with a focus on local talent and filmmakers,” says Heather.
After an extensive selection process, 24 short films will be screened Saturday night. Films range touch on all genres including comedy, horror and drama.
“We want this to be as inclusive an event as possible,” says Nikki. “It is why we made both the submission process and the event itself free. We want to minimize roadblocks for participation both for our local film community and the indie film community at large.”
The film festival is named in honor of the Hedricks' family surname Kite, particularly Heather's parents, Gilbert and Ellon Kite.
“We are so grateful to be able to have this opportunity to put the spotlight on the quality of production in our region,” says Nikki. “Although the films are mostly rooted in the area, we have international submissions and filmmakers from all over the south coming to attend.
"Kite Film Festival is an opportunity to support the little guys and local guys, and network with some new faces. I can't wait to see everyone myself!”
Doors open at 6 p.m., with screenings beginning at 6:30. Learn more at KiteFilmFest.com.