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Film festivals blossom in digital age

This article was written by Nancy Van Valkenburg.

“A decade ago, Ogden was still warming to the idea of being a Sundance Film Festival satellite site.

This year, locals marked their 13th anniversary of supporting Sundance. And the number of screenings has also increased. Back in 2000, Ogden got five feature films. This year, Sundance gave us 14.

We also welcome back the Foursite Film Festival in June for its seventh year, and last fall we celebrated the 10th annual Gangrene Film Festival in Layton. This year, the festivities fall on Sept. 3 at the Kenley Centennial Amphitheater.

A decade has made a major difference on the local film festival scene.

“I think we started out with about 20 people, at our first official festival,” said Craig Nybo, Gangrene programmer and co-founder. “Last year, we saw about 1,300 people.”

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