The Downtown Tyler Film Festival (DTFF) is pleased to announce that the 2018 online submission cycle is open! Filmmakers can submit their entry online at www.TylerFilmFest.com.
A celebration of storytelling through film, DTFF has grown to be an international film festival comprised of short films from around the world. Representatives from eight different countries have been accepted into past festivals, including England, Spain and Iran. The festival also seeks to grow local independent filmmaking and encourages Texas, and especially East Texas, filmmakers to submit their work.
“We just wrapped the 2017 festival,” said Adriana Rodriguez, downtown operations coordinator for the City of Tyler. “But this is a year ‘round endeavor. Opportunities for filmmaking are growing locally, and this festival is a big part of that growth.”
DTFF is a short film festival and entries must be 15 minutes or less to qualify. Films can be narrative or documentary, of any genre, but must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2017 and should be suitable for a general audience. The top short films from each night will be re-shown in the “Best of the Fest” screening on Saturday night. Contest winners will be announced and will receive cash prizes.
A Main Street project, the Downtown Tyler Film Festival is an important part of the Tyler 1st plan to revitalize downtown Tyler while increasing economic development through tourism and the filmmaking industry.
The Festival will be held at Liberty Hall, 103. E. Erwin St. on Thursday, Oct. 11 to Sunday, Oct. 14. Tickets will be available for purchase at www.TylerFilmFest.com or at Gallery Main Street, 110 W. Erwin St. at a later date. Also, tickets will be available for purchase at the Liberty Hall box-office on the nights of the event (if not sold-out).
Amy Holden Concert Benefiting Children’s Miracle Network, Aug. 24th
For one night only, east Texas singer-songwriter Amy Holden is set to perform live in concert at Liberty Hall on Friday, August 24th at 8pm.
Amy’s friends, Cole Risner, Meredith Crawford, and Milo Deering are also set to perform.
Fresh off her single release, “Best Time” on Texas Red Dirt Radio, Amy brings a new soulful twang with her style and flavor of upbeat country music to Tyler. Amy, a Nashville and Texas recording artist, has performed from New Zealand to the House of Blues. Bring the whole family to this family-friendly event and be prepared to be thoroughly entertained.
100% of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. This fundraising event is sponsored by Texas Strong Promotions, Fire Dog Records, and Amy Holden Music Group.
Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin, Downtown Tyler. Tickets are available at libertytyler.com.
“Yesterday, The Las Vegas Beatles Tribute” Brings Tour To Tyler Sept. 14th
Capture the raw energy and sheer excitement of the most historical music group of all time, when “Yesterday, the Las Vegas Beatles Tribute” hits the stage for one night only at Wise Auditorium at Tyler Jr. College on Friday, September 14th at 7:30pm.
“Yesterday” is a full two-hour show rich in memories portraying musical icons “The Beatles.”
“Yesterday” transports its audience to a bygone era of magical innocence. Featuring some of the most finely written songs ever performed, this production is a spellbinding enactment of the best-loved pop group in the history of modern music.
“Yesterday,” encompasses all eras of the Beatles music from the Hamburg days through Shea Stadium and into pop history’s magical Sgt. Pepper’s and beyond, with superior showmanship, flawless voices, and exceptional musical abilities, this is one not to be missed.
Complete with Beatles boots, drainpipe trousers, authentic costumes, musical instruments, and singing songs in their original key, “Yesterday,” performance is spot on in every way.
“Yesterday” is featured with other Las Vegas celebrities on giant LED video walls at McCarran International Airport, welcoming all to the “Entertainment Capital of the World” …Las Vegas! Of all the Beatles Tributes, “Yesterday” is Sir Paul McCartney’s favorite as he asked to come backstage for a photo with the band.
“Yesterday” has toured Japan seven times and performed worldwide on five continents. With superior showmanship, flawless voices, and exceptional musical abilities, this band is finally coming to East Texas and is not to be missed.
Here’s what the press has said about “Yesterday’s” performances:
“Don Bellezzo portraying John, bobbing with Lennon’s cheeky mannerisms, had a voice that was so accurate, it sent chills down my spine.” – Union News, MA.
“Outstanding vocals during Nowhere man. Everybody clapped and swayed with Lennon during ‘Revolution.’ McCartney sang ‘Hey Jude’ as the audience joined in the chorus and began waving lights in the air.” – Rockford Register, IL.
“‘Yesterday,’ which just opened at the Tropicana, is an explosion, a wonderful blast from the past. A thrilling and reverential tribute to the Fab Four, ‘Yesterday’ gets it right!” – New York Daily News.
“The audience jumped to their feet giving these four lads a standing ovation even at intermission.” – The Independence, IL.
“‘Yesterday’ was spot on in every way. By the time they reached the encores, the packed house was on their feet dancing and singing!” – Atlantic City Press.
“Yesterday, The Las Vegas Beatles Tribute” will be performing one show only at Wise Auditorium at Tyler Junior College on Friday, September 14th. Doors open at 6:30pm and show time is at 7:30pm.
Reserved seat tickets are $25, $30, and $35, inclusive of all credit card and ticketing fees.
Tickets are available online at markbellpresents.com or by calling the “Yesterday” tickets hotline at (817)896-3652.
Summer Wraps Up at Tyler Public Library
Any year-round weekly programs, like story times, will be temporarily suspended during movies week, but will return on Monday Aug. 6. These programs include:
- Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Léeme Un Cuento, Spanish preschool story time
- Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Panera story time, only Aug. 7 and 14 at Panera Bread on S. Broadway
- Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Lap and Play time for Babies
- Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time
- Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Read Aloud Crowd for Preschoolers
Maker Space events will continue throughout the coming months on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. Upcoming events can be found on the Library’s website under Maker Space.
- Saturday Aug. 21 2 p.m. Hydraulics 101
For more information on any of these programs, please contact the Library at (903) 593-7323, or find us on the web at TylerLibrary.com. The Library is located at 201 S. College Ave. in Downtown Tyler.
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