Macon film festival gets grant

Organizers of the Macon Film & Video Festival announced Wednesday they received a $20,000 grant through the Community Foundation from funds given by the Knight Foundation.

The money has been used to help organizers expand this year’s film festival, which kicks off Wednesday with the documentary “Vince Dooley: The Other Side of the Football,” which will be shown at the Grand Opera House with a VIP reception that begins at 5 p.m.

The festival runs through Feb. 22, and more than 60 hours of films from all over the world will be shown at the Cox Capitol Theatre and the Douglass Theatre. Special guests for the festival include Dooley, actress Karen Black and actress Carrie Preston, who is from Macon.

Tickets for the festival range from $15 for a day pass ($10 for students) to $100 for an executive producer’s pass and are available at the Cox Capitol Theatre.

For more information about the film festival, visit www.maconfilmfestival.com or call the Cox Capitol Theatre at (478) 257-6391.