Located within minutes of the oceanfront Paradise Resort, is The Market Common, which is home to many restaurants, shops and entertainment attractions for you and your family to enjoy when you are in town on vacation.
While Hollywood and the nation’s Pacific coastline may get most of the attention when it comes to movies and their stars, for five days in April, the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival will put our little slice of the South Carolina coast on the cinematic map. Slated for April 16-21 at Myrtle Beach entertainment/retail/dining hot spot The Market Common, the 13th Annual MBIFF boasts what some call one of the best film lineups in the world — right here on the Grand Strand.
Beyond its location, the MBIFF sets itself apart from other film festivals with its panel of judges — seven movie buffs from all walks of life and a range of occupational fields, rather than the typical, strictly-filmmaker makeup. As a result, festival attendees are treated to films that the average viewer considers to be entertaining and worthwhile. The bottom line, according to the festival’s organizers: If the film is great, it gets in.
In addition to the screenings, the festival features a number of other events and gatherings over its six-day run, including networking events and film-related forums. The schedule of events and screenings — primarily held at the Stone Theatres Grand 14 at The Market Common — includes:
Monday, April 16:
Myrtle Beach Film Institute VIP Screening Night, 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17:
4:15-5:15 p.m.: Opening Ceremony
5:30-7:30 p.m.: Game; Test of Courage; More Than a Coach
8-10 p.m.: Fear; Captain Black
Wednesday, April 18:
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Zamora; The Home for Wayward Babydolls; Vicious; Cerrillos Road; Baggage; Atalaya – The History of the Watchtower
4-6 p.m.: Ultra Low
6:30-8:30 p.m.: Sweetheart; With My Own Two Hands; Perplexed Music; The Father and the Bear
9 p.m.: Fiesta Mexicana
Thursday, April 19:
2-4 p.m.: Letters Home; Iron Hands; The Patient – The One Act; Recall; Cubeman
4:15-5:15 p.m.: Filmmaker/Actor Open Panel Discussion
5:30-7:30 p.m.: There Was to Be Peace; Guard; Numbness; Go Paul; The Hen; Make Aliens Dance
8-10 p.m.: Smoke; Back for Good
10:15 p.m.: California Pizza
Friday, April 20:
12-2 p.m.: Baby in Dander; Locked in Syndrome; Outside: Peace, Inside: War; For Love; The Transfer
2:30-4:30 p.m.: Self-Made Man/Rainbow-Sunshine Woman; Alpha Fish; Roll a Seven Go to Heaven; Blue Hollywood
5-7 p.m.: The Last Drop; Jenny Loves Satan; Living Among Us
7:30-9:30 p.m.: Vera’s Tongue in My Mouth Full of Chocolate; Family For Sale; Streaker
9:45 p.m.: Brass Tap
Saturday, April 21:
12-2 p.m.: Blue Ice; Dreams of Giverny; Our Story: Carolina Balloon Fest; Access Denied; Love Until the End; Driven Blind; The Light Keeper; The Arcade Creek Project: A Mosaic of Sustainability
2:30-4:30 p.m.: What If; The Couch; Unwilling
5-7 p.m.: North and Nowhere; 100 Rubles for a Dream; The Merciless Beauty; Blackmoor; The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler; Black Mountains
7:15-8:15 p.m.: Red Carpet
8:30-9:30 p.m.: Pearl; Real Artists; Back Story; Law Man; Cautionary Tales
10 p.m.: CO Sushi After-Party
For more information on the events, times, locations and films being shown, visit www.myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com.
After catching the best that the MBIFF has to offer, head back to your comfortable accommodations at Paradise Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront to rest up for another day of movie magic. Book your Grand Strand getaway at Paradise Resort today — you’ll always get the star treatment here!