(7th Annual Film Festival and Artist Showcase)...It starts this Friday.

The two-day event will be held at Cinemark at the IV Mall. The Imperial County Film Commission, in conjunction with the North County Coalition for the Arts, Ocotillo Wind Education Fund, Imperial Valley Community Foundation, and the California Arts Council have announced the feature film Future World will open the Festival this year. Future World was filmed in Imperial County. Films will be judged, workshops will be offered and works from local artists will be on display. The Festival opens at 10:00 am both Friday and Saturday. The theme for the festival is Women in Film.