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The George Lindsey Una Film Festival Announces Kick-off Party And Annual Awards Show

Feb. 20, 2019

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Dr. Cynthia Burkhead, UNA Dept. of English

FLORENCE, Ala.-The 2019 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival official Kick-Off Party will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:00 p.m., at the Gold Record Room, at 201 South Court Street in downtown Florence.

This special event announces and celebrates the films and filmmakers selected to participate at this year's festival.

Capping off the film festival is the 22ndAnnual Awards Show, which will take place Saturday, March 2, 2019, 6:30 p.m., at The Mane Room, at 310 N. Pine Street in Florence.

This Awards Show honors the films selected as winners in each category, as well as the Best in Alabama prize.

Film categories include Professional Narrative Feature, Professional Narrative Short, Professional Documentary, Student Short Narrative, Student Documentary, Vanguard and Youth Films. In addition, a new award honoring the best UNA Senior Practicum film will be awarded at this year's festival.

Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information on the 2019 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival:www.lindseyfilmfest.com,lindseyfilmfest@una.eduor 256-765-4592.

Awards Show

George Lindsey UNA Film Festival

The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is one of the few film festivals hosted by a university. The event was founded in 1998 in part by UNA alumnus and celebrated actor and entertainer George Lindsey. Lindsey's own film career included several important roles, including the character Goober Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show."


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA Athletics, a renownedcollegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN and Big South Conferences.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.