The Film Lounge Watch Party

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  • Dates: 1/29/2022, 1/31/2022, 2/7/2022
  • Location: Iowa PBS
  • Start/End Time: 9:00 PM
  • Overview

    All the films in "The Film Lounge" started in Iowa. But where they’ll go next, who knows? One showing this year-- a five-minute documentary called "Frozen Out" by University of Iowa student Hao Zhou and Iowa City filmmaker Tyler Hill--is now in the running to win an Oscar in March for the year’s Best Live Action Short Film.

    Now in its sixth season, "The Film Lounge" is an annual short-film showcase that celebrates the work of Iowa filmmakers, highlights the state’s vibrant film communities and explores the art of filmmaking. It’s produced by Iowa PBS in partnership with the Iowa Arts Council and Produce Iowa, whose experts curate each year’s entries based on their technical and artistic merit.

    Film fans can see both new hourlong episodes of "The Film Lounge" at a watch party on Jan. 29 at FilmScene in Iowa City or on Iowa PBS at 9 p.m. Jan. 31 (Episode 601) and 9 p.m. Feb. 7 (Episode 602). Each episode also will stream at the same times on Facebook, where viewers can interact with contributing filmmakers.