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Who doesn’t enjoy dinner and a movie?

Film fans can put the two together in an appetizing new way starting Sept. 24 when “CinemaKC,” featuring Kansas City area filmmakers, moves from 9:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays on KSMO-TV, Channel 62. (Programs will be repeated at midnight on Sundays.)

Each half-hour show highlights shorts by area filmmakers who are deftly interviewed about their live-action and animated stories encompassing drama, comedy, romance, science-fiction and horror, as well as documentary and student-produced projects.

“We hope the earlier broadcast time slot introduces the show to an even broader range of potential regular viewers,” says executive producer Jerry Rapp.

The “CinemaKC” TV series, now in its second successful season, is produced by CinemaKC, a non-profit organization that promotes filmmakers in Missouri and Kansas.

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CinemaKC’s Strategic Partners include ArtsKC, Film Commission of Greater Kansas City, Blackberry Castle Productions, Film Society of Greater Kansas City, Independent Filmmaker’s Coalition, Kansas City Film Critics Circle, Kansas City FilmFest, Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, Kansas City Fringe Festival, Kansas City Screenwriters, Kansas City Urban Film Festival, Kansas City Women in Film and TV, Kansas Film Commission, Kansas International Film Festival, Missouri Film Commission, Missouri Motion Media Association, Reel Spirit, Tallgrass Film Festival, Thank You Walt Disney, UMKC Film Department, University of Kansas Film and Media Studies, Variety the Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City and Women of the Motion Picture Industry.

CinemaKC’s Business Alliance includes Allied Integrated Marketing, Allied Theatre Craft, American Heartland Theatre, Bazillion Animation, BicMedia, Haywood Marketing Communications, Kansas City Area Development Council, KC Stage Magazine, KC Studio, Prizm Productions, Screenland Armour, Screenland Crossroads, Screenland Crown Center, StagePort KC, Substream Music & Sound Design, T2, Attaboy Productions and Mile Deep Films.

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