IBMA Film Festival selections announced

World Of Bluegrass 2015The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the selections for their 2015 IBMA Film Festival, held in conjunction with their annual World of Bluegrass convention.

Two films have been chosen as highlights to be presented during the mid-week business conference, and seven others will be added for viewing during the weekend’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival. All events will be hosted at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC.

The two highlight films are Revival: The Sam Bush Story, by Wayne Franklin and Kris Wheeler, and Give Me The Banjo, from Marc Fields. Both will be presented to the professional membership, along with an introduction from the filmmakers, and a question and answer session with them afterwards.

Chosen to be screened during the weekend are:

  • A Kentucky Treasure: The Osborne Brothers Story (Russ Farmer)
  • The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya (Jacob Penchansky)
  • The Winding Stream (Beth Harrington)
  • David Holt’s State of Music (Deni McIntyre)
  • Fanning The Fire (David Seay)
  • The Last Barn Dance (Ted Richardson and Jason Arthurs)
  • Something To Crow About (Sebastian Broadbent)

More details about all these projects can be found on the IBMA site, where screening times and locations will be posted closer to the World of Bluegrass dates (September 29-October 3).

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