CT Film Fest Press Conference Today

With the Common Council recently giving the green light to allocate $65,000, the organizers of the CT Film Festival are holding a press conference at the Palace Theater today, presumably to kick-off this year’s festival.

The festival will once again climax in Danbury in late May or early June —  the organizers will firm up dates today.

Here is the press release festival organizer Tom Carruthers sent out last week:

Dear Community Stakeholders, Sponsors & Members of The Press;

State of Connecticut Representative, Jason Bartlett
&
The Connecticut Film Festival
Would like your presence at a very important press conference on:
Monday, Sept. 15th at 1:00pm at
The Palace Theater, 165 Main St. Danbury

The purpose of this press conference is to announce:
·    The dates, the future plans and expanded scope for the 2009 Danbury festival
·    Additional funding from the State of Connecticut
·    Network with other community stakeholders and sponsors

There will be a light snack and beverages available

Speaking will be:

State Representative
Jason Bartlett

Director of City Center Danbury
Andrea Gartner

Danbury’s Director of Economic Development
Wayne Shepperd

The Honorable Danbury Mayor
Mark Boughton

Northwest Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau Director
Jim Whitney

Connecticut  Film Festival Director
Tom Carruthers

Dr. James Schmotter
President of Western Connecticut State University

Connecticut Speaker of The House of Representatives
James Amann

Parking is available behind the Palace Theater. Access lot about midway on Keeler Street.

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Read all about last year’s festival (May 08) by clicking the tags.

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