Stars shine in the Lowcountry

BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) - They were rolling out the red carpet in Beaufort for the start of the 5th Annual International Film Festival Wednesday night.

Even a few celebrities dropped by, like the star of "Platoon" and "Inception," Tom Berenger.

The festival showcased films from more than 20 different countries and that put the spotlight right on the Lowcountry.

"We wanted to attract the new generation of filmmakers to Beaufort and show them what we have to offer. Beaufort used to have a very storied history in film making, more than 20 major motion pictures have been shot here," said Ron Tucker, executive director of The Beaufort Film Festival.

For a full list of showings, which actually start Thursday morning visit:

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