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Charleston International Film Festival kicks off sixth year

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With the 6th annual Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF) just a day away, the festival organizers are confident this year will be the best one yet.

In addition to screening more than 80 films from 15 countries, the schedule includes surprise film screenings, unforgettable after parties, free workshops and demos, and Q&A sessions with Hollywood legends.

CIFF President/Co-Founder, Summer Peacher, said, "We can't wait for the festival to get here! This is our sixth year and we have really taken this event to another level. Whether you work in the industry, love film or just want to support the arts, you do not want to miss a minute of the action."

Throughout the festival, three workshops will take place including movie editing, soundscapes, and animation. Additionally, during a live demonstration, Brent Mason, a Hollywood motion capture technician, will showcase optical tracking cameras as they collect and stream data in real time from a person in a motion capture suit to a virtual model on screen. The three workshops and the demonstration are free events hosted by and held at the College of Charleston.

The screenplay table read is another can't-miss CIFF event. Veteran actors will bring to life scenes submitted by 10 finalists in the 2013 CIFF Screenplay Competition. The reading will take place at Society Hall and be followed by wine and cheese reception with the screenwriters. Seating is limited. Tickets are $15.

Filmmaker Q&A is always a festival favorite and this year will be no exception. CIFF is offering Q&A with Hollywood powerhouse, Chris Brigham, who's produced blockbusters including Argo, Inception, The Aviator and Analyze This. Another noteworthy Q&A session will be with  Frank Abagnale Jr., following a screening of the comedy/crime drama Catch Me If You Can. Abagnale is the legendary imposter and real life subject of the film.

From opening night to the awards gala, the 6th annual Charleston International Film Festival is sure to leave you star-struck, educated and above all, inspired. To see a complete list of 2013 festival programming or to buy tickets, visit CharlestonIFF.org.

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