Considered one of the fastest growing film festivals in the country, the Beaufort International Film Festival set a new attendance record last year when nearly 7000 people enjoyed some part of the 4 four day festival. Did you know that Beaufort has served as the backdrop for more than 20 major motion pictures, to include Forrest Gump, The Big Chill, The Prince of Tides, and many more? Through this festival it is hoped to introduce the lowcountrys sweeping marsh vistas, antebellum homes, and quiet charm of the old south to a new generation of filmmakers. In its 7th year the festival is going on this weekend and plans to host next year are vamping up to be even bigger and better! Beaufort is only a 45 minute drive from Hilton Head, let Beach Properties of Hilton Head help you plan your 2014 visit to the lowcountry.