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CFIFN hosted the 1st Annual Starving Artist 48HR Film Contest. Local filmmakers had to make a short film in just 48 hours.

Entries were screened in Bailey Theater Park, located across from Front Street Brewery.  Congratulations to Oliver Mellan who’s film, WILD FREEDOM won best film by an audience vote. The GRAND PRIZE was seven gift certificates to area downtown restaurants.

.Also during ARTblast,  CFIFN screened the film  BROOKLYN CASTLE in association with Working Films. This film is a documentary about I.S. 318, an inner-city public school that’s home to the most winning junior high school chess team in the country. But a series of deep public school budget cuts now threaten to undermine its hard-won success.  Special student chess matches took place in Bailey Theater Park prior to the screening by the Virgo Middle School chess team and students at DREAMS of Wilmington.