January 27, 2017 thru January 28, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The 23rd Annual season of The Twin Rivers Media Festival (TRMF) will celebrate this year screening the latest and greatest in independent features, documentaries, short and animated films. The festival highlights world and regional premieres on Jan 27th and 28th at The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History and Feb 17th - 18th at the Flood Fine Arts Center near Swannanoa, NC.

Richard Loveland, Executive Director of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History has been exploring a wide range of programming in both regional arts and history since his arrival at the Museum this past June. “The Danville Museum is proud to co-host The Twin Rivers Media Festival this year,” said Loveland. “It meets all the criteria we have been searching for in new events – it will be fun, informative, and perhaps most importantly, it will be exciting and relevant to a wide audience in this region.”

Carlos Steward, founder and director of the Twin Rivers Media Festival, stated, “We are pleased to announce the additional screenings at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History this year and well as the Flood Fine Arts Center with this incredibly diverse program with over 40 independent films from around the world.” 

“This year,” continued Steward, “we have already selected several world premieres that will screen in Danville and Asheville, including the short dramas,  ‘Happy Widow’ by Luis Antonio Pererna from Brazil, and ‘Fish” by Saman Horeinpour from Iran. We are really excited to include a new feature film by Dan Zukovic, the cult indie director of “The Last Big Thing,” with his  global film noir “Scammerhead,” starring Dan Zukovic, Alex Rocco (“The Godfather,” “Batman: Year One”), Bruce Glover (“Diamonds Are Forever,” “Ghost World”) and Alex Zahara (“Horns,” “Once Upon a Time”). “Scammerhead” charts the chaotic adventures of Silas Breece, a legendarily unorthodox business hustler who travels the world seeking capitol for a series of increasingly outlandish investments that go sour and land him in hot water with the mob. “Scammerhead” will be a Virginia premiere in Danville and a North Carolina premiere in Asheville.” 

Twin Rivers Media Festival has become the festival of choice for filmmakers and film lovers who are seeking a unique cinema experience and a place to indulge their passion for film. The Festival connects audiences to compelling documentaries, and award-winning international releases with visiting filmmakers. 

The selection process is rigorous and artist driven.  Only a small percentage of the submitted films are chosen to screen in the festival. 

Events in Danville are free to members of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History in January (donations will be gratefully accepted), and will require admission to the museum for non-members. All events are free and open to the public at the Flood Fine Arts Center in February 2017. 

There is still time to enter the film festival by submitting at www.withoutabox.com or at www.twinriversmediafestival.com.  Final Deadline is January 10th, 2017.  Call 828-273-3332 for more information.