Submitted by VWIFF

VAN WERT - The Van Wert Independent Film Festival has adjusted its event dates to July 8 - 10, 2011. Despite dropping a day from the event, the first-year festival has added some new and exciting programs to give a full film festival experience.

Colorado filmmaker, Glenn Berggoetz will open the VWIFF with a breakfast seminar at The Pitt Stop on Friday, July 8. The comedian will share the story of his success and provide advice to emerging filmmakers. He will also host a midnight screening of his film, "The Worst Movie EVER!" at the Van Wert Civic Theater that same evening.

Theodore James, a native of Wapakoneta will appear to screen "Superheroes", a documentary that chronicles the lives of Real Life Superheroes from across the country on Friday, July 8 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center following the festival's "Celebration of Shorts." James will also host a Breakfast Seminar of his own at the Pitt Stop on Saturday, July 9 to tell his story and provide advice to independent filmmakers.

These events have added to an already stacked lineup for the VWIFF. Feature films from around the world will be screened at Niswonger Performing Arts Center all day Saturday July 9, with a two-hour block reserved in the afternoon for "The Future" - a grouping of films created by high school students from around the country. There will also be an after party following Saturday evening's proceedings at The Pitt Stop where attendees will be treated to live music and refreshments. The VWIFF Gala and Awards Ceremony will close out the festival the afternoon of Sunday, July 10.

Executive Director, Len Archibald intends for The Van Wert Independent Film Festival to become an annual event that will bring tourism dollars to the area from patrons globally. For more information about The Van Wert Independent Film Festival or non-profit supporter The Northwest Ohio Film Foundation, please contact Len Archibald or visit www.vwiff.org.