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River’s Edge International Film Festival To Spotlight UNESCO Creative Cities

Matt Markgraf

An annual international film festival next week in Paducah is spotlighting films from other UNESCO Creative Cities on opening night. 

The River’s Edge International Film Festival is featuring films curated by Bradford, United Kingdom- a UNESCO Creative City for Film.

Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau Marketing Director Laura Oswald said this collaboration can give viewers a window into what it’s like to live in other UNESCO Creative Cities. “I think it demonstrates the commonality that we have with these cities but also the diversity that exists among the various cities in the network,” she said.  

The films highlight Santos, Brazil; Galway, Ireland; Nagoya, Japan; Bradford, UK; Montreal, Canada; and Rome, Italy. A film produced in Paducah by ‘The Mountain Workshops’ will also be featured. Bradford Director David Wilson says the Creative Cities Network can highlight issues that are important to the filmmakers on a larger scale. The 14th annual River’s Edge International Film Festival is November first through the fourth at Maiden Alley Cinema. 

Taylor is a recent Murray State University graduate where she studied journalism and history. When she's not reporting for WKMS, she enjoys creative writing and traveling. She loves writing stories that involve diversity, local culture and history, nature and recreation, art and music, and national or local politics. If you have a news tip or idea, shoot her an email at!
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