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Lake Wales Documentary Selected for Film Festival

"Lake Wales Envisioned" to Screen Twice During Panama City Event


Last updated 2/5/2024 at 2:57pm

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A documentary film about the creation of the Lake Wales Envisioned planning process has been selected for screening at the annual Redfish festival in Panama City, FL.

The film, produced by Lee Dover of the Dover, Kohl & Partners planning film, is a recap of the effort and results of the six-month community-wide effort that resulted in a "roadmap" that may help prevent sprawling residential developments from overwhelming the city in the future.

Numerous local residents and civic leaders were interviewed for the film, which premiered in Lake Wales in October before a large audience at the Lake Wales Woman's Club auditorium.

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Theresa Lee Dover produced the documentary film which will be entered in the Redfish Film Festival. The film features dozens of Lake Wales locations, and residents who share their ideas about the future of the area.

The film's selection was announced at this past weekend's Seaside Prize celebration when Redfish Film Festival founder Kevin Elliott took the mic and announced that the documentary film about Lake Wales Envisioned will be screened twice during the festival, April 11-13, 2024, in historic Panama City.

About the festival:

According to organizers, "Redfish is a documentary film festival in historic downtown Panama City, Florida. Our goal is to be the premier event of its kind in the Southeast U.S. We will be celebrating the documentary art-form and throw quite a few great parties.

"The festival includes the films along with keynote addresses, panels, and discussions. Downtown Panama City will be the host location for an opening night red carpet party, a community block party, VIP meet-the-artists gatherings, a closing night “casual” gala, and an Anthony Bourdain-themed champagne brunch."


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