Colony Short Film Festival

222 Putnam St.
Marietta, OH 45750

The 13th Annual Colony Short Film Festival is a showcase for independent films from all over the United States and across the globe, with a focus on featuring local and regional talent from the Ohio Valley. The Colony Short Film Festival features selections from emerging and established short filmmakers that have ranged from innovative to off-the-wall and quirky to provocative.

The 2019 Colony Short Film Festival will be presented in Marietta, Ohio’s historic Peoples Bank Theatre—originally built as a silent movie house and vaudeville theatre in 1919.

Downtown Marietta is a charming riverboat town on the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum River that features a wealth of opportunities outside the film festival, including downtown shopping and dining, as well as outdoor adventure by bike or kayak along the rivers.

A benefit of our small festival is that we provide plenty of opportunities for filmmakers to engage with the audience, whether informally in the VIP Lounge or during audience Q&A sessions after screenings. Our size allows for filmmakers to learn as we feature quality speakers and workshops covering crucial film topics.

Past notable guests and presenting filmmakers have included Academy Award winner Pam Tanner Boll, producer of “Born into Brothels,” Danny Boyd, Director of “Strange Dreams: Invasion of the Space Preachers” and “Chillers,” Jacob Young, Documentary Filmmaker, renown for the cult classic “Dancing Outlaw,” Brad Kalinoski, digital artist for “Black Swan,” and from locals Josh Crook and Will Wedig for their films, “Salvage,” “LaSoga,” and “Forged”.

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