Lone Star Film Festival and Fort Worth Film Commission Announce Partnership
Fort Worth Film Commission to support marketing, public relations and festival content
Fort Worth, Texas (September 16, 2020)—Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF) and the Fort Worth Film Commission (FWFC) announce a joint partnership to co-produce the 14th annual Lone Star Film Festival. The festival will be held online November 4-8, 2020.
The FWFC and Visit Fort Worth will take on a larger role by supporting LSFF through marketing, advertising, design and public relations efforts. The joint partnership also includes a new co-branded festival logo designed by Visit Fort Worth.
“We are excited to have the support of the Fort Worth Film Commission and Visit Fort Worth for the 2020 festival,” said Chad Mathews, director of LSFF. “We have an opportunity to reach new viewers from around the world and showcase our city through great content in an online platform.”
The FWFC will also support in securing panel content and work closely with Hear Fort Worth to plug in local music into the festival.
“Great film cities need great film festivals,” said Jessica Christopherson, assistant vice president of marketing and film commissioner for FWFC and Visit Fort Worth. “LSFF is an important part of our city’s creative fabric and we are looking forward to making this year’s version of the festival a success.”
Visit Fort Worth, the parent organization of the FWFC has taken an increased role in supporting the creative class and the restaurant industry during the pandemic. Highlights include launching a website highlighting restaurants offering curbside and delivery service during the early days of COVID-19 and partnering with United Way of Tarrant County to launch a creative industry relief fund.
“We’ve shifted some of our resources to support our community and the people and places that make Fort Worth a great place to live and visit,” said Mitch Whitten, executive vice president of marketing & strategy for Visit Fort Worth. “We are looking forward to offering the same type of support to LSFF to ensure a successful festival this year.”
Ticket details and the official LSFF lineup will be announced in early October. For more information visit www.LoneStarFilmFestival.com.
The Fort Worth Film Commission serves as a beacon for Fort Worth’s creative class, to provide opportunities to local crew by pitching projects to film in Fort Worth and supports on-the-ground needs of productions such as locations, permitting and more. Since its founding in 2015, the film commission has worked with hundreds of projects and driven $47 million in economic impact. Highlights of projects include films such as: A Ghost Story, The Old Man & the Gun, Never Goin’ Back, No Future, Miss Juneteenth and 12 Mighty Orphans. www.filmfortworth.co
Lone Star Film Festival
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Lone Star Film Society brings the world of cinema to Fort Worth each November through the presentation of the Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF). This five-day celebration focuses on the art of independent film and the creatives behind the content. LSFF also serves to showcase the City of Fort Worth as a potential production location, continually encouraging filmmakers to create and inspire within its borders. www.LoneStarFilmFestival.com
Visit Fort Worth is the official destination marketing organization of the 13th-largest city in the United States, dedicated to promoting Fort Worth as a premier business and leisure destination with thriving centers of creativity, culture and commerce. Visit Fort Worth is the parent organization of The Fort Worth Herd, the Fort Worth Film Commission, Fort Worth Sports Commission and music initiative Hear Fort Worth. www.FortWorth.com
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