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Public Invited to Brainstorming Meeting on Possible Ames Film Festival

Post Date:02/10/2020 11:30 AM
Ames Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an exploratory meeting for anyone interested in helping to hold an Ames-based film festival. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at the Ames City Auditorium in City Hall, 515 Clark Ave.
“Film enthusiasts, those with an interest in films or film making, or anyone curious about film festival is encouraged to attend,” said Craig Kaufman, Auditorium, Bandshell, and Community Center manager. “This group will brainstorm ideas and generate a list of individuals interested in exploring what an Ames-based festival could look like.”
The idea of an Ames film festival has been discussed for years, but the concept never developed into an event, said Kaufman. “There’s a lot of potential and excitement around this topic. I’d love to see interested people get involved to get something going,” he added.
Community members who are unable to attend the meeting but interested in being involved should email Kaufman at
The Ames City Auditorium is part of the Parks and Recreation Department, which manages 36 parks and offers approximately 180 athletic, aquatic, instructional and wellness programs. Indoor programs are offered year round at Community Center, Ames/ISU Ice Arena, and Municipal Pool. For more information, go to the Parks and Recreation homepage at or call the Community Center at 515.239.5350.

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