The full schedule is now available for the inaugural Rated SGF Film Festival, a celebration of exceptional things found in unexpected places. Occurring Saturday, March 31, the festival is a collaboration between the Downtown Springfield Association and the Film and Media Association of Springfield.
The schedule is available to download here. Highlights include Q & A sessions with filmmakers from each film, including an in-person session with David Lowery, the director of "Pete's Dragon" (2016) and "A Ghost Story" (2017).
What: Inaugural Rated SGF Film Festival
Who: Rated SGF is managed by the Downtown Springfield Association in collaboration with the Film and Media Association of Springfield.
When: Saturday, March 31
Where: Historic Fox Theatre
Why: Rated SGF is a celebration of everything that makes Springfield an inspiring place to live. From live music from local favorites to a cocktail menu handcrafted by the masterminds behind Scotch & Soda, Rated SGF represents the best aspects of Springfield—and the aspects still to come.
10 a.m.—12 p.m.: BONUS Screening: “Pete’s Dragon”
10 a.m.–12 p.m.: Idea to Screen Film Workshop at Moxie Cinema
1–2:30 p.m.: Screening: Local Shorts, Filmmaker Panel
3:30–5:30 p.m.: Screening: “Saturday Church,” Q & A with Luka Kain, lead actor
7–9 p.m.: Final Screening: “A Ghost Story,” Q & A with director David Lowery
9–11 p.m.: After Party at Hotel Vandivort
Rated SGF is made possible by title sponsor Hotel Vandivort as well as Moxie Cinema, Locke & Stache, Blend Studio, 417 Magazine, Mercy, Headline Productions, Community Foundation of the Ozarks, the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District and Mother's Brewing Company.