July 30, 2014 at 1:00 am

Trinity International Film Festival screens diverse group of movies

'A Love That Hurts' is a Detroit-made film that's part of the Trinity International Film Festival this weekend. (Trinity International Film Festival)

This year’s Trinity International Film Festival features more than 40 independent films from 14 countries, including the Netherlands, Spain, Israel and New Zealand.

Screenings take place Friday and Saturday at the Carr Center, 311 E. Grand River, Detroit.

“We have a variety of feature and short films for people to enjoy, everything from action, drama, animation and comedy — we definitely have movies that will capture your attention,” says Marshalle Montgomery, festival co-director.

The vision of the film festival, now in its eighth year, is “to provide a multicultural festival experience through screenings of culturally diverse independent films” says Gregory Taylor, festival co-director.

The festival also strives to highlight the work of local filmmakers, including Ashley Kay Evans, Mida Chu and Anthony Green.

A special screening for youth will be held 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The event is free.

Winners of this year’s best feature and short film categories will receive a prize pack from Sony that includes more than $3,500 worth of Sony Vegas editing software, sound effects and more.

Tickets are $10 and include access to all screening during the two-day festival.

For a full list of screenings, go to trinityinternationalfilmfest.blogspot.com.