River Terrace Resort and Convention Center

Gatlinburg continues its artistic spring dominance, by adding a film festival to its powerful June lineup. The Gatlinburg Film Festival in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Gatlinburg, TN June, 2014 — On June 19th, Gatlinburg Film Festival will kick-off its festivities. Gatlinburg Film Festival will present the best in independent features, shorts, documentaries and trailers from veteran masters, up-and-coming directors, and first-time filmmakers from around the globe. The Festival will provide the community of Gatlinburg with a cultural institution that inspires, educates and entertains through film screenings, panel discussions and special events.

Panel discussions will include content such as, “Cinematography and Lighting in Nature,” and ”Storytelling, Getting and Keeping an Audiences Attention.” Not only will the Festival showcase an “all star” lineup of films, but Gatlinburg Film Festival is also a perfect example of FILManthropy. The movie ticket price will be “put towards a cause.” ALL proceeds from the festival will be spread amongst FOUR charities – Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Friends of the Smokies, Appalachian Bear Rescue & Great Smoky Mountains Association.

Nestled at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee, Gatlinburg is located just one hour and forty-five minutes west of Asheville, North Carolina and four hours north of Atlanta, Georgia.

The Festival will be screening films on Friday, June 20th, Saturday, June 21st & Sunday June 22nd, at the River Terrace Resort & Conference Center, located at 240 River Road. Gatlinburg Film Festival will also be hosting Opening & Closing ceremonies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on Thursday, June 19th & Sunday, June 22th at 6pm.

The Festival Director for Mountain Madness Film Festival is Duane Langley, a.k.a. The Mad Hatter. A filmmaker and internet marketer, Duane moved to Gatlinburg in March 2010 after previously spending fifteen years in New York City. Being a FILManthropist is a full-time job and The Mad Hatter welcomes each new day.

“Since announcing Gatlinburg Film Festival in February, I have been served the sweet tea and the bitter lemonade.” says Langley, “I like to drink Arnold Palmers, so, now I feel right at home.”

More information about Donating, Submitting, Volunteering, Sponsoring or Attending is available at www.GatlinburgFilms.com