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Win tickets to the Fresno Film Festival

Homepage-Fest13-275x380The 9th Annual Fresno Film Festival kicks off tomorrow night at the Tower Theatre. The festival, presented by Fresno Filmworks, runs the full weekend, with five feature-film presentations, more than a dozen short-film screenings and a number of post-screening discussions and other fun stuff for all you cinephiles.

Our movie critic Rick Bentley screened two of the features (“Paris-Manhattan” and “Blancanieves”) and word around the office is they were stellar. You can read his reviews in tomorrow’s 7 Section.

In the mean time, we have tickets to festival to give out to couple Beehivers (that’s you). Because the festival starts tomorrow, this is a quickie. Leave a comment on this post. Tell us why your love Fresno Filmworks (or haven’t yet been introduced). We’ll pick two winners at random. Contest will close at 4 p.m. today and winners will be notified by email. NOTE: These are actual physical tickets, so winners will need to come down to The Bee’s front lobby by 5 p.m. tomorrow to pick them up.

No repeat entries, please. Check your email tonight to see if you’re the winner. Complete rules are on the jump.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.

Responses to "Win tickets to the Fresno Film Festival"

Hootz says:

I’ve never attended the Fresno Film Festival, BUT what I love about it is the energy it brings down to the Tower District. Love all the folks wandering around and experiencing the things I love about my neighborhood.

BP says:

Great films, great venue!

Kaila says:

I haven’t been yet, but I just moved near there and want to go!

Joanna says:

Every year its fantasic!!

Chris Austin says:

I would love to go but can never afford it, plus I need some extra credit!!

Brianna says:

I loved their classics series and i hope they’ll bring it back soon!

Jeffresno says:

Filmworks has a special-event classic coming up May 19: Be Kind Rewind, the 2008 comedy starring Jack Black and Mos Def. Afterward, stick around for Swede Fest 11. Details here:

The regular classics series is on hiatus for the rest of the year, although we might find a way to fit in another special-event or two. We hope to try and bring the series back in 2014 if we can.

Robyn says:

Love how the shorts can elicit the gamut of emotions from laughs to tears so concisely.

Jackie says:

The Fresno Film Festival is one of the most wonderful times of the year! I wish I could make it to every program, hopefully I’ll catch most!

Sergio says:

Film festivals are more about showing movies made as a form of art, rather than showing blockbusters. With the local festival, viewers can see what the original idea of ‘cinema’ was.

kim says:

They bring great films!

Craig Miller says:

I have never been but plan on the movie about the beat poets.We don’t get much chances to see such movies at a theater.

Noemi Herrera says:

I would love to catch the film Blancanieves, looks like a great film!

Marie says:

Seeing films I wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to see is why I love the Fresno Film Festival.

Ruth Ratzlaff says:

Love Fresno Filmworks. We probably see half of the monthly movies. We also saw a couple of the Sunday classics, which were fun.

Janet says:

“Bravo!” and a standing ovation to all of those people in our community who have given their time and careful planning to finding the outstanding films which would otherwise never get shown here in our valley.. They have contributed so much to our cultural & artistic appreciation in the true art of international and independent cinema. Support their most noteworthy contribution, and enjoy yourselves!

Cristobal says:

I love Fresno Filmworks because this years poster evokes Wonder Woman. Also because movies are great!

Cynthia says:

I would love to attend!

Jeffresno says:

On behalf of Filmworks, thank you everyone for the kind words. Hope to see you all out this weekend at the Tower Theatre!

Sue says:

The Fresno Film Festival is an exciting time. Movies have always been my most profound source of entertainment/knowledge/artistic pleasure.

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