Three films shot in Glen Rose or produced by area filmmakers will be among the lineup of long and short documentaries and feature films from the United States and foreign countries when the city's first Neo-Relix Film Festival begins Thursday.

The four-day event incudes screenings, parties and an awards ceremony. The public is invited to attend.

The festival, a collaboration between creative director and filmmaker Ben Wilbanks and the Glen Rose-Somervell County Chamber of Commerce, is expected to bring about 100 people from out of town, said Chamber chairman Darrell Best.

Twenty-six films, including some from Japan, Indian, Ireland, Spain and Canada, will be shown in venues around town. Downtown screenings will be at the Up Against the Wall theater on the side of the Chamber building, the Campbell Building and the old Rustic Rhinestone building. Faith-based films will be shown at First United Methodist Church.

Party and social venues are at the Hollywood & Vine Restaurant, the Green Pickle, Up Against the Wall Theater/Green Carpet and Barnard's Mill Art Museum.