Movies & Meaning

Storytelling • Healing • Art • Justice

This April 26-28, 2018, at the lovely Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, North Carolina, we will gather and hear from special guests Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color PurpleBrian McLaren, author and theologian; and Gareth Higgins, film critic and Irish peace activist. We’ll screen seven movies, hear seven stories, and participate in seven activities proven to nurture community, restore hope, and build a bridge to the kind of world so many of us seek. We’ll do it in the setting of one of the most beautiful and creative small cities in the world, in a lovely theatre, surrounded by fantastic restaurants, places to stay, and the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. We’ll make new friends, see astonishing big screen art, and pick up fuel for the journey of living more whole in uncertain times. 


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We are happy to consider films (feature and shorts) for consideration for screening at Movies & Meaning. Films will only be considered via streaming or download link; submission fees are below. We will give serious consideration to each submission, and will let you know if your film has been accepted no later than one month prior to the festival.

Early deadline: Sept 5th: $50
Standard deadline: Sept 26th: $70
Late submission: Oct 16th: $95

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