307 Film Festival returns in 2021

The 307 Film Festival is back for its third year, after putting the event on hold in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s great to be back with the festival in 2021 after skipping last year,” says 307 Film Festival co-creator Nid Collins. 

The festival, which was created to showcase Wyoming films and filmmakers, also screens creations from all around the world. In 2019 there were 90+ films exhibited and cash prizes were awarded in many different categories. Over 100 films have already been submitted for this year’s event, which allows for Collins and the other organizers of the festival to choose the very best to be screened for an audience. The 307 Film Festival was created by Collins after the online Wyoming Short Film Festival was dissolved in 2016. The goal was to be able to create a sense of community among Wyoming filmmakers – a place to share ideas, make connections, and inspire each other. 

Studio City movie theatre will host the 307 Film Festival again in 2021.

This year’s festival is set to take place on August 28 at the Studio City movie theatre in Laramie. “We are scaling it back a little to one full day instead of two, as we still don’t know for sure how the pandemic will affect things,” says Collins.

Award winners from the 2019 307 Film Festival.

The organizers of this event want the Laramie public to know that this event isn’t just for filmmakers. “[The festival] is for all fans of film or for people wanting to find out more about filmmaking. We would really love for the local community to come out and support filmmaking and help this festival grow, because the more we grow, the more it benefits our community,” says Collins.

For more information about the 307 Film Festival, you can find them on Facebook or visit their website: https://filmfreeway.com/307FilmFestival

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