MARIETTA - OH The Colony Film Festival's dates have been set.
The Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association says the eighth annual Colony Film Festival will be held Friday March 21, and Saturday March 22, 2014 at the Putnam Commons Building at 121 Putnam Street in Marietta.
Eighteen independent films from local, regional, and national filmmakers have been selected to be screened during the festival. The screenings begin at 6:30 PM on March 21, with a collection of films made by Marietta College students kicking the evening off. The screenings will directly follow a reception at 5PM in the Herman Fine Arts Building to give those attending an opportunity to meet filmmaker, Joe Nanashe, whose film "Joe: A Self Portrait" will air continuously from 10:30 AM until 5 PM on the third floor of the Fine Arts Building.
Marietta native William Wedig--who now resides in New York City--is the festival's keynote speaker, and will discuss his experiences in filmmaking--as well as present clips from his films--on the evening of March 22.
Nanashe, Andy Hall, and David Roberts will host a "Filmmaking 101" workshop at 10:30 on Saturday morning , and will create a short film during the session with audience participation.
An awards ceremony will be held at the end of the screenings with awards for Best Local Film, Best Short Film, Best Feature Film, Best Animated Film, Best Student Film, and Best of the Fest.
One-day passes for the event are $10 for students and $7 for seniors. Two-day passes are $15 for students and $12. VIP passes for the weekend will be $30 and will allow entry to the filmmakers VIP lounge. Tickets may be purchased at the door or through the HCTA office.
For more information, call HCTA Director Hunt Brawley at 740-373-0894.