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BEMIDJI — Bemidji State University will be hosting the inaugural Headwaters Film Festival beginning July 19, the school announced Tuesday.

The three-day event will spotlight more than a half-dozen Minnesota filmmakers during screenings and panel discussions on various aspects of cinema.

Admission is $10 per session for each of the festival’s three ticketed sessions. An all-session pass is $25. Here’s a list of events:

July 19: A series of short films 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Thompson Recital Hall of BSU’s Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex.

July 20: A two-part forum with filmmakers participating in this year’s festival begins at 10 a.m. in the Thompson Recital Hall.

July 20: At 1 p.m. Bangsberg Hall’s Black Box Theater will host “One Land, Many Stories,” featuring informal screenings of a series of films from local and regional filmmakers. Session is free and open to the public, and is scheduled to last until 6:30 p.m.

July 21: Bemidji literary icon Will Weaver, professor emeritus of English at BSU, will introduce “Sweet Land,” a feature film based on his short story “A Gravestone Made of Wheat” at 7 p.m.

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