Kent Film Festival to take center stage

The Kent Film Festival will be held April 22-25.

Festival co-founders, Frank and Patrice Galterio, assisted by the Festival Advisory Board, have selected films and organized events and workshops that bring will draw attention to and support independent filmmakers.

Sixty-one short films will be showcased.

Live action, animated, documentary and experimental short films will be shown.

Festivities will include film screenings, workshops and celebratory events.

Among the list of nominated films this year are "Earthwork," a feature that tells the story of real-life Stan Herd's journey to create a massive environmental artwork; "Baghdad Diary," a documentary on the Iraq war and its aftermath told from the perspective of an Iraqi man and an American journalist; "Mow Crew," a feature about a young Martha's Vineyard landscaper by first time director Taylor Toole; "Funny Business," a documentary film that explores artists published in the New Yorker Magazine; and "Mezzanotte Obscura," an inside look into an artist's creative process as he constructs a body of work.

Tickets range from $8 to $500, depending on the number events a person would like to attend.

For complete short film descriptions, other festival information and ticket, visit