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Lone Star International Film Festival Gains Momentum with Sponsorship from Sundance Square


Event stimulates local economy, raises international prestige of Fort Worth

Fort Worth, TX, August 19, 2009 --(PR.com)-- The Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) has secured Fort Worth landmark, Sundance Square, as a “Presenting Sponsor” for the upcoming Lone Star International Film Festival (LSIFF), Nov. 11-15. In addition to the $50,000 gift, Sundance Square will also provide extensive operational, administrative and marketing support.

“Sundance Square is one of the most unique entertainment districts in the nation,” said Dennis Bishop, LSFS director. “Their generous donation and involvement is critical to our success and strengthens the organization as a whole. We are most grateful for earning their trust and this invaluable contribution. It is our hope that the endorsement of Sundance Square, by way of this commitment, will serve as a testament to other local organizations and corporations that the LSIFF is a worthwhile cause that pays dividends for the entire community.”

Centrally located, in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, Sundance Square’s distinctive shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and museums, each within walking distance, create an ideal atmosphere for the festival. The event is expected to attract a diverse global audience, and the area’s attractions will offer an incomparable experience with potential for substantial economic impact.

“The Lone Star Film Society and its renowned film festival, bring international recognition to Fort Worth, and our arts community,” said Johnny Campbell, president and CEO of Sundance Square. “Creating awareness of Fort Worth’s rich cultural heritage, including world class exhibitions of film, music and art, is an important part of the mission of Sundance Square. Working with a solid, fiscally sound organization such as the LSFS, helps to further our efforts. We look forward to a fruitful relationship that will benefit not only Sundance Square, but the city as a whole.”

Most of the major venues for festival showings are in Sundance Square, including the AMC Palace Theatre, Four Day Weekend Theater and Norris Conference Center. Norris will be the official headquarters of the festival. Other Fort Worth locations include the Kimbell Art Museum and the Modern Art Museum.

Several popular Sundance Square establishments are also involved. The Renaissance Worthington Hotel, will serve as the official hotel of the film festival, and the Courtyard Fort Worth Downtown/Blackstone, will provide lodging for filmmakers and other festival participants. Well-known live music showcases, 8.0 Bar and Cafe, Scat Jazz Lounge, in addition to Four Day Weekend, will host a variety of social events and concerts.

(Additional information, including addresses and Web sites, featured below.)

About Sundance Square
Sundance Square oversees more than two million square feet of commercial office, retail and residential space. Located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, historic Sundance Square is a 35-block commercial, residential, entertainment and retail district where people work, live, shop and dine. Sundance Square’s beautiful landscaping, red-brick streets and turn-of-the-century buildings make it a pedestrian’s delight. Named after the famed Sundance Kid, who used the Fort Worth area as a hideout, Sundance Square has been hailed as a monumental achievement in urban redevelopment. For more information, visit www.sundancesquare.com.

About The Lone Star Film Society
The Lone Star Film Society exists to preserve and present the art of the moving image and examine its influence on world culture. LSFS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, achieves these goals and engenders visual literacy by cultivating an appreciation of the visual arts, supporting film initiatives in the community and building the recognition and status of Fort Worth, and of Texas in filmmaking. The Lone Star Film Society is host of the Lone Star International Film Festival, Fort Worth in Sundance Square. The festival highlights the very best in independent filmmaking from around the world. The festival has honored such filmmakers as Martin Sheen, T-Bone Burnett, Bill Paxton, Sidney Lumet, Melonie Diaz and Fred Durst. This year’s festival will be held November 11 – 15, 2009.

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Additional Information:

Film Festival Venues:
AMC Palace 9 Theatre
220 East 3rd Street
www.amctheatres.com

Four Day Weekend
312 Houston Street
www.fourdayweekend.com

Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard
www.kimbellart.org

Modern Art Museum-Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
www.themodern.org

Norris Conference Center
304 Houston Street
www.norriscenters.com

Hotels:
Courtyard Fort Worth Downtown/Blackstone
601 Main Street
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dfwms-courtyard-fort-worth-downtown-blackstone

Renaissance Worthington Hotel
200 Main Street
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dfwdt-the-worthington-a-renaissance-hotel

Music Venues:
8.0 Bar and Cafe
111 East 3rd Street
www.eightobar.com

Scat Jazz Lounge
111 West Fourth Street, Suite 11
www.scatjazzlounge.com
Contact Information
Lone Star Film Society
Thomas Moore
817-226-4332
Contact
www.lonestarfilmsociety.com

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