Fifth 573 Film Festival slated

PERRYVILLE – In its fifth year the 573 Film Festival will once again be bringing fun and excitement to the film-friendly town of Perryville February 16, 17, and 18.



The festival is held every year with short films from all over the world, and it highlights many local filmmakers as well.  In addition to showing films, the festival holds workshops, talks, and the super popular 573 Kids Film Workshop and Red Carpet Event. 


A non-profit, sponsor-supported community event, 573 Film Festival is on a mission to give a voice and a platform to filmmakers trying to get their start here in the local area.  With no entry fee for participants or spectators, 573 Film Festival has provided an amazing opportunity to area filmmakers and film fans alike.



As mentioned before, a very large part of the 573 Film Festival that has become very popular since its introduction is the 573 Kids Film Workshop.  Children under 18 are welcome to attend for free and have the opportunity to help create a film which will be screened at a special Red Carpet Event.  Each participant will be assigned to a crew, given a script, and will have the chance to learn whatever position interests them; director, actor, sound, lighting, set design, make-up, etc… And after they experience what it’s like to make a film, they will get to experience the joy of watching their creation on the big screen!

For more information, email Tom at or 314.406.7098