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Monday, June 23, 2014

Monthly Short Film Screening Series Comes to the Ozarks



Free Monthly Touring Film Series for the 4 States to Start in Lamar June 28th

Burbank, California – Hollywood's independent film world is coming to the 4 states.

Ozark Shorts, a new groundbreaking free traveling film festival in the 4 states, will start on June 28th in Lamar.

This unique event is an Ozarks monthly traveling short film series of family-friendly short films from around the world.

People in the 4 states need to be given the opportunity to see great independent films from around the world they would otherwise never get the opportunity to see”, said the festival's founder Jack Truman. “There is a great creative world of short filmmakers that want to share their art and get their messages out. Everyone should have the chance to see great art without paying a cent”.

Truman, an award – winning independent filmmaker and 4 state native, came up with the idea for a free film festival for the 4 states while his own films were playing worldwide on the film festival circuit.

Over the last 10 years, I've had the fortunate experience of having my film work screen around the world to independent film audiences”, states Truman. “There's so many cultures, experiences, lives and topics that people never get to know about. And film festivals, whether big or small, offer their local community the chance to see a touch of these different cultures and lifestyles. I've never found anything here back home in the Ozarks that's given this community the chance to share this artistic experience. Hopefully, this screening series will open a new door to people's eyes in the 4 states”.

The first screening event is scheduled Saturday June 28th at 1:00 pm in the Lamar Library at 10th and Cherry in Lamar, Missouri. Selected filmmakers will be in attendance from around the world to visit and discuss their screened film.

Future monthly screenings will take place in different towns each month in the 4 state area at local libraries, senior citizen centers, churches and other venues.

For more information about screening events and having a free event in your town, visit Ozark Shorts on Facebook at

A Free Monthly Short Film Screening Series