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Two Macomb Twp. Flicks Chosen for Blue Water Film Festival

Films made by Macomb Township residents Tom Nahas and Michael Pfaendtner will be shown with 25 others from across Michigan and Ontario during the Oct. 5-6 festival.

Two Macomb Twp. Flicks Chosen for Blue Water Film Festival

Guests at the Blue Water Film Festival in Port Huron next month will see the works of not one but two Macomb Township filmmakers, one of which is competing in seven different award categories.

Films produced by Tom Nahas and Michael Pfaendtner are among 27 films chosen for the Oct. 5-6 festival.

Nahas' film Amendment is nominated for the 2012 Blue Water Film Awards in several categories, including direction, cinematography, screenplay, soundtrack, acting-male and Film Selection Committee Viewer's Choice.

Amendment is a tearjerker about a man struggling with the death of his young daughter, who crosses paths with a young girl coping with the death of her father. It previously tied for the Mitten Movie Project's Best Film of 2011.

Pfaendtner's film Goat Years, which will be shown Oct. 6, follows the life of a pet goat named Nemo through the eyes of his owner at the Detroit Boat Works in the 1980s.

The festival will begin Oct. 5, but Nahas’ and Pfaendtner’s films will be shown with the rest of the entries on Oct. 6. (See a screening schedule). The winners will be announced at 9 p.m.

A $250 prize will be offered for the Film Selection Committee Viewer's Choice award, with cash prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500 offered for the top three films of the festival.

Tickets for the festival can be purchased on bluewaterfilmfestival.com, or at the McMorran Box Office. Advanced tickets are $16 for the entire day with the ability to leave and re-enter unlimited times. Tickets are $20 at the door.

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