February 28, 2010 HATCH Asheville will host an evening of films at the Fine Arts Theatre in the heart of downtown Asheville, along with a reception announcing upcoming events for this year’s HATCHfest. The March 11th fundraiser will begin at Blue Spiral Gallery at 6:30pm and then the audience will step next door to screen Oscar Nominated KAVI at 8 PM.
KAVI is in the running to win this year’s Oscar for best Short Film. The nineteen-minute film looks at the slave trade in India. Kavi is a boy in India who wants to play cricket and go to school, but instead is forced to work in a brick kiln as a modern-day slave. Unsatisfied with his fate, Kavi must either accept what he’s always been told, or fight for a different life even if he’s unsure of the ultimate outcome.
HATCH Asheville is screening KAVI and other award winning film selections from this past year’s HATCHfest in Bozeman. Asheville’s creative arts festival based in mentorship is slated to begin on April 15 with mentors, panels, films, exhibits and networking events that promise to once again engage and inspire the creative community of Asheville and Western Carolina.
“We have some really impressive announcements to make about HATCHfest this year,” said Sean O’Connell, HATCH Co-Chair. “You will learn about world renowned mentors attending, exciting events and get to watch some amazing films along with the Academy Nominated KAVI by Gregg Helvey. We are excited about the evening.”
The mission of HATCH is to provide mentorship, education, inspiration and recognition to the next generation of creative innovators. They focus on the creative industries and how to best leverage creative professions to impact the community and the planet in a positive and sustainable way. HATCH hosts panels, workshops, keynotes, exhibits, networking parties, and mentoring sessions for four days in the heart of downtown Asheville.