AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Augusta Indie Film Festival was on July 22 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Poppin Stop on Windsor Spring Road. The event featured six films ranging from horror to comedy to drama.
This was the third film showing since organizers started this. People from all over the country and world entered to be in this festival. Organizers say that is a testament to how much the event has continued to grow. They said the films have also gotten better each time, and that local filmmakers have gotten the chance to be exposed to the rest of the industry.
Quincy Kelly, co-founder of the Augusta Indie Film Festival, said, "We just want to make sure everyone knows that Augusta is a growing market. It is here to stay and we have a lot of talent right here. We just want to display that talent."
The other co-founder, Karlton T. Clay added, "You can start right where you are, and I think it's important that people in Augusta know that they don't have to pick up and go anywhere. We have the things anyone needs right here in this city."
Clay said he hopes this can give hope to people who are having a hard time starting their career in the film industry.