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This February, the Beaufort International Film Festival returns to the historic waterfront city for its seventh year and will feature approximately 30 independent films and screenplays between February 13 and 17 at the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Performing Arts.  The three-day festival will conclude with an awards ceremony on Saturday, February 17. The film festival schedule will be announced in early 2013 and will be available at

Proceeds from the event will go toward the Beaufort Film Society, a nonprofit dedicated to providing entertainment and education from all areas of the film industry to the public.

Tickets to the film festival will be available for purchase beginning in early 2013 and will be available as follows.
• $5  Individual film screenings
• $75 Unlimited Film Pass, includes entrance to the Awards Ceremony
• $30 Daily film pass (valid for either Thursday or Friday)
• $20 Daily film pass (valid for Saturday)
• $125 All Events Pass ($100 for Beaufort Film Society members)

Beginning in early 2013, tickets will be available for advance purchase through the Beaufort International Film Festival website and in person at the Beaufort Film Society (708 Carteret St.) or the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center (715 Craven St.) Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door immediately prior to the start of screenings.

Last year’s annual festival was attended by nearly 700 individuals and received approximately 200 entries.

The final deadline for submitting film and screenplay entries to the festival is October 31, 2012. Submissions will be accepted for the following categories: features; documentaries; short films; student films; animation and screenplays. Individuals should visit for more information.

For information about becoming a film festival sponsor, individuals can visit

In addition to the annual film festival, Beaufort has a rich history within the major motion picture arena having served as the backdrop for more than 20 well-known hits, such as “Forrest Gump,” “The Big Chill,” “G.I. Jane,” “The Legend of Bagger Vance” and “The Prince of Tides.”

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