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Salem Film Fest

Films with a Local Flavor

Come to Salem, see the world. That’s our festival tag line, and it’s as true as ever this year. But for a handful of films, perhaps you’ll also glimpse a New England neighbor, either onscreen or behind the camera.

Saturday, March 8, 2014


FIVE-MINUTE STUDENT DOC CONTEST

FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE - The ten best documentary films created by Massachusetts high school students are presented on the big screen.
10:00 am

MASS REALITY CHECK

FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE - The Mass Reality Check is a college doc shorts showcase for college and university students and recent graduates working in short documentary and experimental documentary film.

WEB

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE - As children in some of the most remote parts of the world connect to the Internet for the first time, WEB considers the impact of global connectivity on all of our lives.

KASHEER (Screening with SALEM SKETCHES)

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE - KASHEER explores the complexities of life under military occupation from the point of view of three local artists living in the Kashmir Valley.

Sunday, March 9, 2014


MAGICAL UNIVERSE

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE - MAGICAL UNIVERSE captures the world of Al Carbee, an 88 year old reclusive outsider artist who spends all his days alone in a massive house in Maine creating art -- most of it featuring Barbie Dolls in elaborate dioramas.

FRONTLINE PRESENTS

FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE - This Salem Film Fest Sneak Peek brings you behind the frontlines! We’ll screen scenes straight out of the edit room from an upcoming FRONTLINE episode and engage in a revealing discussion that takes you deep inside the filmmaking process.

Thursday, March 13, 2014


BROOKFORD ALMANAC

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE - BROOKFORD ALMANAC follows a year in the life of young, first-generation farmers Luke and Catarina Mahoney as they work to keep alive their dream of running a biologically diverse farm and organic dairy in New Hampshire.