Grenada Afterglow Film Festival

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Festival Facilities

Festival Facilities

The Mississippi BBQ Trail is happy to be a sponsor of the Grenada Afterglow Film Festival, coming October 3rd, 2015.  The Old Square in downtown Grenada is blocked off for a day of film, fine art, music and food as actors, directors, and film makers gather to show their work.  Many professional musicians and artists have chosen to be part of the 2015 Edition of the Grenada Afterglow Film Festival and you will want to enjoy this great event too!  Follow their story online here:  Facebook.

Films, Music and Workshops

Films, Music and Workshops

The Festival Directors are Isabella and Katrina Kinder of Grenada.  Their experience in making short films and the recognition they gained from participating in film festivals around the state inspired the development and design for Afterglow.

Afterglow-Directors-2014

This short promotional film was created to highlight

There is an entire day of films selected from almost 600 submissions from 59 different countries.  Winners are announced and trophies presented to the film makers, cast and crew in the Headquarters for the Festival, First & Green Celebrations.  The downtown developers in Grenada have partnered with Afterglow to bring you the best in new indie film and Mississippi Films in a charming setting.

Afterglow 2015 International Submissions

Two Mississippi teens have a bright idea to light up their hometown-1

The Fine Art & Crafts Show brings local artists out to visit with you and talk about common interests.  This year, The Mississippi Arts Commission, MDA Tourism Division, and CSpire have joined the growing list of sponsors that help to bring a great venue to life at First & Green Celebrations so Mississippi film makers and actors can gather and celebrate their collective work.

Afterglow 2015 Poster

Moscow native and guitarist Denis Mendreliouk visits with Motown Legend Eddie Willis at Afterglow 2014.

Moscow native and guitarist Denis Mendreliouk visits with Motown Legend Eddie Willis at Afterglow 2014.

A full day of music features the 2015 Blues Artist of the Year on the Mississippi BBQ Trail, Blues Man McKinney Williams.

Afterglow Music Line-up 2015

The gazebo on the square in downtown Grenada is center stage for music all day long during Afterglow.

The gazebo on the square in downtown Grenada is center stage for music all day long during Afterglow.

Isabella Kinder directs events at the Grenada Afterglow Film Festival

Isabella Kinder directs events at the Grenada Afterglow Film Festival

Blues Legend Leo “Bud” Welch will be performing on the square, a 2015 Rolling Stone Magazine “One to Watch.”

Leo Bud Welch

Isabella and Katrina Kinder appeared on Nightique hosted by Edward St. Pe’ to talk about all the moving parts and the hopes to have local people come to The Square in Downtown Grenada.

Isabella Kinder gets mic's up to interview with Edward St. Pe' at the WeatherVision studio inside the J.S.U. e-Center in Jackson, MS

Isabella Kinder gets mic’d up by Terre Jones to interview with Edward St. Pe’ at the WeatherVision studio inside the J.S.U. e-Center in Jackson, MS

Katrina Kinder talks with Edward St. Pe' about Afterglow II on Nightique.

Katrina Kinder talks with Edward St. Pe’ about Afterglow II on Nightique.

So mark you calendar for October 3rd to bring your friends and family to the Grenada Afterglow Film Festival.

MSBBQTrail Founder Jim Hatten takes to chalk-talk and puts the word out on the street about Afterglow.

MSBBQTrail Founder Jim Hatten puts the word out on the street about Afterglow.

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