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UPCOMING EVENTS

April Second Saturday - 4/12/14

Featured Band: Urban Drawl

April 2014 Featured Artist

Concetta Mattioni

Media ICONS Photography Contest - CALL FOR ENTRIES

Deadline: August 29th

2nd Saturday April 12th

 

This 2nd Saturday the Media Arts Council is thrilled to announce that Urban Drawl will be returning to the 2nd Saturday main stage at Franklin Mint Federal credit Union.  Urban Drawl bowled over audiences last year with their charismatic, inspired blend of bluegrass, rhythm & blues, folk and pop. Anchored by airtight vocal harmonies and rich, inventive percussion, this band of friends from Northwest Philadelphia cranks out joyous roots music with grace and gusto. Swing with the sway of the standup bass, the crisp interplay of mandolin and guitar, and the magic rhythm of truly singular percussion. Not to miss! 

 

April's children's activity will celebrate spring by creating felt sculpture and pictures. Led by Christine Iovannicci of “Art For Everyone” wet felting is combined with soapy water and rubbing motions with your hands to bind the wool fibers together. Youngest kids can create simple balls, butterflies, or caterpillars.  Older youth can make a felted picture of a sun, flower, clouds, or other simple design.  Seeing the fluffy wool transform into an object is magical so come give it a try! 

 

 

Another great year: the 2014 Media Film Festival ends

The 2014 Media Film Festival ran April 5th and 6th and was a great success.

Winners for the 2014 festival awards were announced Saturday night, April 5th at the close of the festival.

Films are judged by a jury for two sets of prizes: the Jury Awards and the Franklin Mint Awards for local films. There are three prizes in each category.

The Jury Awards go to:

  • JURY GOLD AWARD — Kismet Diner, directed by Mark Nunneley and produced by Alex Heathcote
  • JURY SILVER AWARD — Private War, directed by Richard Gasparian and produced by Stacy Eckstein
  • JURY BRONZE AWARD — Reactor produced and directed by Ian MacKenzie

The Franklin Mint awards for locally produced films go to:

  • FRANKLIN MINT GOLD AWARD — A Man Full of Trouble, directed by Michael Johnston and produced by David Leith Fraser.
  • FRANKLIN MINT SILVER AWARD — Out of the Shadows, directed by Juliana Brown
  • FRANKLIN MINT BRONZE AWARD — Faultless, directed and produced by Kenneth Kraft

2014 MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL AUDIENCE FAVORITE

Friday night: first place Deal Breaker, second place tie, Monsura is Waiting and Treasure, third-place tie, Private Wars and Humanexus

Horror: first-place Belly of The Wolf, second-place A Stray, third-place Asylum

Saturday matinee: first-place Adelante, second-place Rockefeller, third place Together

Saturday nigh: first place Kismet Diner, second place tie, A Man Full of Trouble and MyFi, third place On Becoming A Man.

 

2014 MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL

April 4th & 5th at the Media Theatre

Exceptional local films along with others from as far away as Singapore, Italy and the United Kingdom will be shown as part of the Media Film Festival, April 4th and 5th. Now in its 7th year, the festival of short films has moved to the historic Media Theatre on State Street in downtown Media. “We are excited to be offering independent filmmakers the opportunity to have their work seen on the big screen at an iconic theater,” said Ryan Coughlin, Co-President of the Media Arts Council.

Purchase Tickets Online
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Exceptional local films along with others from as far away as Singapore, Italy and the United Kingdom will be shown as part of the Media Film Festival, April 4th and 5th.  Now in its 7th year,the festival of short films has moved to the historic Media Theatre on State Street in downtown Media.  To view the official Festival sneak preview or to purchase tickets visit www.mediafilmfestival.org

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The 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll is brought to you by the Media Arts Council every month with over 40 local business, artists and musicians providing free entertainment for all ages. Pick up a map around town and join us on State St.

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