The 4th Annual Logan Film Festival is Sept. 11-12
Thursday, Sep. 03, 2015
The Logan Film Festival (LFF) is a unique regional event featuring independent film from around the region, state, nation and world. This year’s festival is Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12, at two historic downtown Logan locations — the Caine Lyric Theatre and Dansante Theatre.
The festival will screen more than 30 films in a variety of categories, including narrative and documentary features, narrative and documentary shorts, animation and special categories for student films and local filmmakers. As well as showing films from around the world, the Logan Film Festival is committed to providing an important forum for local filmmakers to have their work screened to a wide audience. This year over a third of the films to be shown are Utah made.
The “Hashimoto Award” will be given to the highest rated local film this year. The award was created to honor the late Utah State University professor Alan Hashimoto, who was the driving force behind the festival’s creation in 2012.
Two showcase films in the LFF lineup are Prophet’s Prey, Amy Berg’s fascinating and disturbing investigation of Warren Jeffs and the FLDS church, which will be screened at the Caine Lyric Theatre Saturday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m., and Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn’s gripping account of Polynesian football players in the United States, In Football We Trust, which will be screened at the Caine Lyric also on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. Following both screenings there will panel Q&As with the filmmakers.
Some of the films screening such as Our ¼ Life Crisis are receiving world premieres at LFF, and others premiered at some of the world’s most prestigious film festivals, including Jackrabbit from the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and Challat of Tunis from Festival de Cannes.
As well as film screenings, there will be a variety of discussion panels and social events with notable musical guests, including The Joe McQueen Quartet, held at The Factory Pizzeria and The Waffle Iron, both in convenient downtown proximity to the Dansante and Caine Lyric theatres.
The Logan Film Festival is only made possible by the generous support and sponsorship of many local and regional organizations and businesses, organizers said. Logan’s S.E. Needham Jewelers has again provided Presenting Sponsor level support which both underpins the entire program as well as demonstrates its continued commitment to the arts in Cache Valley. The Cache Valley Visitor’s Bureau and Northern Utah Film Commission too have made strong commitments to LFF as Signature Sponsors. Other support includes the Utah Film Commission, Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University, the Waffle Iron, Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital, Woodbury Productions, Koskan Real Estate, Utah Public Radio, Caffe Ibis, Morty’s Cafe, Zions Bank and other donors, both personal and business. LFF organizers thank all supporters for the support, noting that the festival would not be possible with their contributions.
Tickets are available now and can be purchased in Logan for a special $20 locals-only discount pass from Caffé Ibis and S.E. Needham. USU, high school and other students and faculty members may purchase full two-day passes at a substantial 90 percent discount for only $5 at Morty’s Cafe on the Utah State University campus. Regular priced tickets are available online for $45.
For the complete two day program, film synopses and trailers and other information, see the LFF website.
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