Category: On The Town
When Idyllwild Cinema-Fest Chairman Phil Calderone added a new “Amateur” submission category, he did not expect it to yield one of this season’s major festival surprises — a probing and provocative feature with script values usually not found in amateur films.
A pack of letters that Kris Kringle himself let the Town Crier borrow. Instead of bringing you the usual news stories that fill the following page each week, we like to take a breather each year and let you look at the season through the eyes of the children in our community.
Idyllwild CinemaFest 2013 Chairman Phil Calderone announced festival selections on Dec. 17. A record 98 films — 22 features, 24 featurettes (lengths from 16 to 39 minutes), 29 shorts (up to 15 minutes), 17 documentary features, four documentary shorts (from 2 to 29 minutes) and two web series, including ICF 2013 Featured Filmmaker Ignatius Fischer’s “Freelancers” — will screen in four venues.
Idyllwild Master Chorale, Sherry Williams, Marshall Hawkins and Buzz Holmes appear at the Idyllwild School, at 7:30 Saturday, Dec. 22, and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23.