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Fairhope Film Festival starts Thursday

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We are less than 24 hours away from the 5th Annual Fairhope Film Festival. The city is excited about the festival and all of the benefits that come along with it. Hundreds from across the Southeast region will start gathering tomorrow for the festival. In its 5th year of existence, the festival says it will be bigger and better than ever.

"What we bring is truly the best of the best," said Fairhope Film Festival Marketing Director Chad Kirtland.

The Fairhope Film Festival is a local gem to those in the industry and on the Eastern shore.

The festival promises to bring 40 feature films and more than 20 short films throughout the weekend. Kirtland says it's a chance to show off the cultural roots of Fairhope.

"A film festival just fits in with the mindset of this town great opportunity to show it's a great opportunity to show off our town and bring people in from elsewhere," he explained.

Gaston Irby is a bartender at Tongue and Groove Drinkery in downtown Fairhope. He says they look forward to the festival yearly.

"See a lot of new faces and get a lot of fresh positive vibes from people. It's a really good time," he said.

He adds they'll be stocked up and ready for the extra boost in business this weekend.

"it makes our night worth it and hopefully we can make their night worth it as well," said 

The Fairhope Film Festival starts tomorrow afternoon at 1 and will continue until Sunday. This year, Scott Lumpkin, a Fairhope native and filmmaker who's been in the industry for 20 years. For more information and a schedule for the festival, click here.

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