Film festival to return, share international work

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A film festival is returning to the Springfield area in November.

Organizers of the Route 66 Film Festival say people will be able to order tickets online starting Sept. 1 for the event, which will run Nov. 2-3 at Capital City Bar & Grill (3145 S. Dirksen Parkway). It will feature four sessions of films that reviewers screen beforehand.

Films included in the event will be from the United States and other countries. Reviewers are looking at work from 10 places in total.

Organizers say there will be more screenings on Aug. 23 and 30 and on Oct. 31. More details on those events are expected to be released at a later date.

Tickets cost $10 for each session or 4 for $35. Click here for the website where they can be purchased.

Route 66 organizers say they recently welcomed two people from Springfield – Laura Kay Coffey and Scott Stahlman – as directors-at-large for the 2018 Festival Board.