There was also a table full of film festival merchandise available for purchase, including t-shirts designed by local artist Charles Jupiter Hamilton.
David Howard, a WVIFF organizer, said the organization had decided to become part of the annual celebration to help bring attention to the group as it prepares to mark an important milestone.
"The film festival has been going on for upwards of thirty years, this fall we'll be celebrating our thirty year anniversary and we're really excited about it," Howard said.
Howard said funds provided by FestivALL had covered the licensing fees the group is required to pay in order to show the films in public. He said the films are all being shown on a digital Blu-ray projector provided by West Virginia State University.
The WVIFF's contribution to FestivALL will continue tomorrow night in Davis Park between Capitol and Summers Streets.
Following this week's Live on the Levee performances by Dugan Carter & Full Flavor and The Esquires, there will be a screening of five Oscar-nominated animated shorts starting at 9:30 p.m.
The outdoor screening will last 128 minutes and feature the films, "Adam and Dog," "Fresh Guacamole," "Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare,'" "Paperman," and "Head Over Heels."
Admission is free and there will again be complimentary refreshments and the opportunity to purchase merchandise supporting the film festival.
"After you go to Live on the Levee or some other early evening FestivALL event, I hope you'll be able to join us for another night of great films, this time under the stars," Howard said to the crowd Tuesday.
Contact writer Charles Young at charles.yo...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1796
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