The 573 Film Festival

Announcing The 573 Film Festival.

Indie means blood, sweat, and tears; It means overcoming insurmountable obstacles and loving it. Indie also means ignoring naysayers and dream squashers, and doing it anyway. The indie spirit is alive and well in the 573 region.

 The 573 Film Festival is here to support local filmmakers and their passion. This three-day FREE event includes: 62 films from all over the world, shorts, trailers, documentaries, TV pilots and experimental films from around the region and selects films from outside the area, networking, workshops, music, actors, directors, guest speakers, film financing talks, film premieres, and more... FREE POPCORN.

Meet the director of the new movie BAD GRANDMAS, a comedy by co-writer/director Srikant Chellappa. Starring the late Florence Henderson (“The Brady Bunch”) in her final role and Pam Grier (“Jackie Brown”), “Bad Grandmas” recounts the misadventures of senior citizens friends. Things spin out of control, and the Grandmas turn bad. With his new film in hand, Srikant will discuss all the ways you can finance your film.

April 6, 7 and 8, Cape Girardeau won’t just be a city on the Mississippi; it will be a city on the Mississippi hosting the first annual international 573 film festival. The festival is being held by independent filmmakers.


Location Schedule:




Port Cape

19 N Water St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

6PM to 11PM - Short film screenings and guest speaker series




Southeast Missouri Council of Arts

16 N Spanish St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701



Glenn Convocation Center in the Cultural Arts Center inside the River Campus

518 S Fountain St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63702

12 noon - Short film screenings



The Kelsen Gallery

13 South Spanish, Next to Cup & Cork

6PM - Reception (advanced reservation required)


8PM - Sneak Peek of INTERVIEWING MONSTERS (advanced reservation required)



The Kelsen Gallery

13 South Spanish, Next to Cup & Cork

12 noon to 5PM - Short film screenings and guest speaker series (seating limited)


For more details visit: or call Thomas at 314.406.7098


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