Waterfront Film Festival to call South Haven home for a second year.

Waterfront Film Festival organizers say they have been approached by many new sponsors and volunteers who are committed to helping with Waterfront Film Festival’s second year in South Haven.

"Through a partnership of financial donors, the City government, the South Haven Center for the Arts, CVB and Chamber, Waterfront Film Festival will expand to be bigger and better in 2014," festival Co-founder Hopwood DePree said. A local philanthropist stepped forward with a significant financial commitment to underwrite the hiring of a Director of Development who will focus on fundraising and handle day-to-day, year-round operations of putting the festival together.

"This has been one of our goals since the beginning. It is wonderful to finally be at this point. Having a full-time staff member dedicated to development is a crucial step in taking the Waterfront Film Festival to new heights and to achieve long-term success for the non-profit organization," DePree said.

Nearly 90 documentaries, dramas, comedies and film shorts showed on seven screens throughout the four days in South Haven. 2014 dates for the Waterfront Film Festival are still being finalized.