New York actress, Spartanburg native to judge Expecting Goodness Film Festival

The film festival takes place June 14.

celiaweston150Organizers of the 2014 Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival have persuaded New York actress and Spartanburg native Celia Weston to come home to serve as a judge. Nominated for a Tony award for Best Actress, Weston has appeared in numerous films including Dead Man Walking, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Far From Heaven. Fans of television’s Modern Family will recognize Weston in the role of Barb Tucker. Weston joins film critic Michael Dunaway and writer Scott Gould on the judging panel.

The festival pairs acclaimed short stories by South Carolina writers with regional filmmakers who adapt the stories into short films. This year’s festival includes stories written by authors Ron Rash, Brett Lott, George Singleton, Pam Durban, and many more. The 2014 festival takes place June 14 at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.

Festival schedule:

  • Judges’ Matinee Screening, open to the public: noon – 2 p.m., $10
  • 2014 Indie Grants Screening (works-in-progress): 4 – 5:15 p.m., free
  • Premiere Awards Screening: 7 – 10 p.m., $20

Find more information or purchase tickets online.

The festival is presented by HUB-BUB and the University of South Carolina Upstate and sponsored by Contec Inc.

About the Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival
In 2012, the Hub City Writers Project and HUB-BUB held the first annual Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Seven Upstate filmmakers selected a story from the Hub City Press book Expecting Goodness to use as inspiration for a short film. In 2013, two categories of filmmaker applicants were accepted into the festival: experienced and emerging. Community workshops on screenplay adaptation and film production were held in the months leading up to the main screening event. Sell-out crowds made the festival one of Upstate South Carolina’s most popular cultural events of the year.

Via: Expecting Goodness Film Festival