The Experimental Film Festival to be held at Bank of Arts in New Bern

Ken Hess made New Bern his home relocating from Tulsa, Okla.,  earlier this year

With him, he brings his love for the arts as well as his love for filmmaking. He is an award-winning, independent filmmaker, writer, visual artist, editor, and podcaster. Hess also serves on the board of directors for Eno River Media.

Hess is the host and director of The Experimental Film Fest and The Experimental Film Podcast and will hold his annual event in New Bern this year and will include special guest speaker, D’Aja Fulmore of New Bern and owner of Fulmore Films. D’Aja recently completed the filming of her feature length movie “Crossover”  in New Bern.

For more about D’Aja Fulmore, read here.

Local filmmaker D'Aja Fulmore

The Experimental Film Fest (EFF), in its second year, has received 185 films from 29 countries and will select 30 films from those entries to be screened during a festival set to be held from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle Street in New Bern.

Hess said that he started out looking into our local movie theaters as venues, but was impressed with the Bank of the Arts. “It had more of an ‘artsy’ feel to it and was more of what I was looking for,” Hess said.

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