Coming soon: The 3rd annual Charleston International Film Festival

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The Charleston International Film Festival’s third year promises to be bigger and better than ever, with the festival moving to a new location and with more than 40 films being screened in 4 days.

Read more stories on this subject in our Charleston International Film Festival topic page.Boasting several US, East-coast, South Carolina, and World premiers, the locally produced comedy The Republic of Pete by Akim Anastopoulo, Matt Schlecter and Nate Mallard will make it’s world debut Friday April 9th during the third screening block at 9 pm.

Over 60 filmmakers will be highlighted throughout the festival, with films of all lengths, and types, from documentaries to animations, including The Union Express, presented by Las Olas Oceanmarket. There is also the highly anticipated Home Is Where You Find It, a documentary about 16-year old Alcides Aores’ life, who is an AIDS orphan in Mozambique. Aores filmed and directed the documentary himself, and promises to be enlightening.

For the animation fans, Golem Song makes its U.S. Premiere Friday night. For the horror lovers, there is plenty to choose from including Rations by Craig Ouelette. There is even an animated Western Drama, Fall.

The festival is also providing two Final Cut Pro Workshops on Friday, April 9th, as well as free industry Q & A panels on Saturday. Nightly after parties will be held at various locations throughout the week, and the Festival will end with it’s annual Gold Awards Ballroom Gala Sunday evening at the Francis Marion Hotel.

Also proving to be the best entertainment bang for your buck in town: Pre-sale tickets are available for only $8 per screening block, and Festival passes are available for $99, which gives you entrance to all screenings throughout the week. It also gets you into all of the after parties -- which, rather than being ragers, are more geared towards being networking opportunities.

You can also visit the Festival’s Official Web site and purchase tickets here.