From the Free State Film Festival Site
According to Chad of the Lawrence Journal World, "Lawrence is getting more serious about throwing a party of international proportions...We’re talking about the Free State Festival, an annual art and film festival that largely is regional in nature, but has aspirations to be international in scope by 2016."
The Free State Film Festival has grown into a week long festival that includes feature films, film shorts, music, performances, and panel discussions. Venues are now located in many Lawrence locations and creative use of projection of films include on Downtown building walls. This year, the festival will offer digital opportunities to area youth organizations.
According to its website, last year's festival attracted 12,000 audience members.
The Free State Film Festival has posted a call for proposals for its June festival. Project proposals are due March 1.
See the FSFF website for more information: http://freestatefilmfest.com/