18th Annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest Now Accepting Submissions
The Ozark Foothills FilmFest is an eclectic celebration of the cinema arts that takes place in April each year in Batesville, Arkansas. It is one of extremely few film festivals taking place in a truly rural community. The festival screens narrative and documentary films of all lengths, as well as curated foreign language films and restored American classics. Opportunities for artist/audience interaction at the 2019 festival will include a filmmaker panel discussion titled “Reel Rural: Rural America in Independent Film,” post-screening Q&As, informal filmmaker chats, and a filmmaker welcoming reception. The 18th annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest takes place April 18-20 and April 26-27, 2019.
Cash prizes will be awarded for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Short, and Best Documentary Short. Winners are also presented with an original design hand-thrown ceramic trophy created by Mountain View Pottery.
Entries must be submitted digitally online using the FilmFreeway website (www.filmfreeway.com/OzarkFoothillsFilmFest). Special consideration is given to films that reflect rural concerns, lifestyles, and sensibilities. The submission deadline is November 30, 2018; entrants will be notified as to selection status on or before January 15, 2019. All revenue generated from entry fees is allocated to competition prizes and to providing lodging and travel support for visiting filmmakers. Submission guidelines are available at www.filmfreeway.com/OzarkFoothillsFilmFest or email email@example.com.
Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.
Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.