Rend Lake College student and film buff Alex Ryterski has scheduled an independent film festival for next month in conjunction with the RLC Art League, and he is seeking film submissions from local talent.
The Livin’ Dead Productions Film Festival is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Rend Lake College Theatre. Snacks and other refreshments will be served.
Ryterski said the festival will feature local independent films, generally no more than 15 minutes in length. Ryterski himself has several submissions ready for the show, but he is seeking additional local films to showcase. The public is invited to submit entries for the festival. Ryterski asks that films submitted for the show be appropriate for an “R” rating or less. Submissions should be in by Sunday, Nov. 20.
Among Ryterski’s offerings at the festival are a film inspired by the classic George Orwell novel “1984,” as well as several other experimental films.
Ryterski said he and several friends developed the idea for the festival after attending a similar event in eastern Tennessee. He said he was disappointed with the quality of the films shown and decided to try to put on a better event here.
An earlier effort to get the festival organized failed, but soon afterward the RLC Art League offered its assistance and the event quickly got off the ground, Ryterski said.
“It’s just going to be fun. I’m going to try to stay off the serious side, structure-wise,” he said.