Green Bay Film Festival features local horror films

The Green Bay Film Festival runs from Friday, February 21 through Sunday, February 23, 2014.
The Green Bay Film Festival runs from Friday, February 21 through Sunday, February 23, 2014.

ASHWAUBENON- Are you in the mood for some spooky, local entertainment this weekend?

The Green Bay Film Festival may have your fix.

As the fourth annual festival kicks off Friday, it's a homecoming for many independent Wisconsin filmmakers, like animator Ellen Raines.

“The closest I ever got was Naperville so it's great to finally be in my home state, and have an official selection in my home state,” said Raines, a Milwaukee area native.

From the future filmmakers seminars to two days of films, organizers hope this year's festival, held at the Radisson convention center in Oneida, will be the biggest yet.

“We have more filmmakers that are attending than ever before. And we're all excited. We've added some new and interesting aspects this year that are different than in year's past,” said Cyndee Sweetland, the festival director.

If horror movies are your thing, this could be your year to check out the Green Bay film festival. They're headlining Saturday night.

“From seven to nine before the movies there will be special effect makeup. So you can get made up or you can come in costume if you want. We are going to do a competition right before the films,” said Sweetland.

“I just love watching it. Everybody likes to be scared,” said Raines.

No matter the genre, filmmakers say it's a great chance to network with people who share their passion.

“The people you can meet, they're probably from your neighborhood you can look up to you can be inspired by, and they're very, very local,” said Raines.

And who knows? Maybe one of these titles playing in Titletown will one day make it big in Tinsel Town.

The film festival runs through Sunday.

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