Westgate Chapel sponsoring Edmonds Film Festival May 19, benefiting Abolition International

Film-Festival-BannerWestgate Chapel in Edmonds is presenting an Edmonds Film Festival “Sending Hope,” benefiting Abolition International on Sunday, May 19, at 6 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the Arts

Attendees are invited to dress in their favorite formal gown or suit and walk on the red carpet starting at 5:30 p.m. The evening will include several short films written, filmed, directed and produced by local film makers and students. Awards will be presented to the directors of the highest-scoring film in each category.

Until this year, the Edmonds Film Festival was a smaller, friends-and-family event known as the College20s Film Festival, founded by the college ministry of Westgate Chapel in 2011. But the festival audience doubled in size — from 200 to 400 — last year, prompting the move in 2013 to the 700-seat Edmonds Center for the Arts — along with the desire to involve the larger Edmonds community.

The event is expected to raise a minimum of $5,000 for Abolition International, which is dedicated to combating sex trafficking worldwide.

You can learn more about submitting a film festival entry, becoming a sponsor or buying tickets here.

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