The co-founders of a Cedar Rapids film festival are hoping to expand the number of entries from last year’s first run. Scott Chrisman is one of the amateur film fanciers who started the “Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival.”He says they couldn’t find many places that featured amateur films, so they decided to create one. Chrisman says they’re taking entries in all sorts of categories from features, to shorts and documentaries. Chrisman believes there’s a lot of people interested in filmmaking in Iowa.Chrisman says these films are interesting, but probably won’t ever gain any space on the screens of America’s commercial theaters. He says while they won’t show up in Hollywood, they’re interesting films that make people think.He says the festival is open to people outside the state, and the deadline to enter is February 1st. For more information, surf to:www.crifilms.com.
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