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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – For people who enjoyed the independent films showcased at the Charleston International Film Festival, or missed the event altogether, there's a chance to see them again thanks to a new partnership with Comcast's Xfinity On Demand.

Charleston IFF officials announced a new program, the Film Festival Collective, will have short films and other content from a variety of different film festivals from across the southeastern United States.

The new program will be available in nine different states, including South Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia.

“We’re excited to be a part of the Film Festival Collective,” said Summer Peacher, Charleston IFF Co-Founder and President. “Our fans will get the chance to revisit favorite movies from past events, and our filmmakers will be able to reach a new audience.”

The Charleston International Film Festival, which started in 2007, is a five-day event in November that showcases short films, features, and documentaries from the United States and across the world.

A press release from Charleston IFF said all Film Festival Collective content will be available at no additional cost to Xfinity subscribers within the Charleston region.

The following films will be available through On Demand: "A House, A Home," a short film showcased at the 2013 Charleston International Film Festival and winner of the Best Film Award; "It Melts," a fashion-themed short film showcased at the 2014 Charleston International Film Festival; "Place Stamp Here," an animated short film showcased at the 2011 Charleston International Film Festival and winner of Best Animation; "Room to Breathe," a mystery/suspense short film showcased at the 2009 Charleston International Film Festival; and "Two Friendly Ghosts," a dramatic short film from Germany showcased at the 2011 Charleston International Film Festival.

Filmmakers who participated in previous editions of Charleston IFF will also work with the organization to lend their works to the on demand collection for a limited time, according to Charleston IFF officials.

The program is available on both the original Comcast On Demand platform as well as the company's new X1 platform.

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