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Salem Film Fest 2016

Events

Besides presenting great documentary films, Salem Film Fest offers a rich schedule of discussions, parties, galas, meet-and-greets, family-friendly screenings, high school and college student film showcases, and opportunities to meet visiting filmmakers in intimate settings. Many of these special events are free, but space may be limited, so make sure to come early.


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    SALEM FILM FEST LAUNCH AT KOTO

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    Invitation only event. Salem Film Fest launches a week before the festival. For All Access Pass-holders, Sponsors, VIP's and Volunteers.
    SALEM FILM FEST LAUNCH AT KOTO

    Koto
    Wednesday, February 24, 7:00pm


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    SALEM FILM FEST KICKOFF RECEPTION AT OLD TOWN HALL

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    The Salem Chamber of Commerce and Salem Film Fest are combining efforts to create a memorable kickoff for the Ninth Annual Salem Film Fest.
    SALEM FILM FEST KICKOFF RECEPTION AT OLD TOWN HALL

    Old Town Hall
    Thursday, March 3, 5:00pm


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    NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL FILM FESTIVAL

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    The National Park Service is hosting its own Film Festival and offers free showings of six films in support of its partners and the 2016 Salem Film Festival. Each film is a reflection of a national park or national heritage area location from around the country. Films will be available March 3rd - 10th at the Salem Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street. Free.

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    FILMMAKER RECEPTION AT THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES

    Filmmaker Reception at the Hooper-Hathaway House at The House of Seven Gables. Rub elbows with visiting filmmakers at an intimate private reception at one of Salem’s most historical locations. For All Access Passholders, Sponsors, VIP’s and Volunteers. Invitation only event. Hosted by Zephyr Gallery.
    FILMMAKER RECEPTION AT THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES

    The House of Seven Gables - Hooper-Hathaway House
    Friday, March 4, 3:30pm


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    FRIDAY NIGHT LATE – THE TAVERN AT THE HAWTHORNE HOTEL

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    After the first full day of the festival, you'll have the opportunity to hang and discuss films in The Tavern at the Hawthorne Hotel. Meet a filmmaker, quench your thirst, and drink in the fun festival atmosphere at one of Salem's favorites.
    FRIDAY NIGHT LATE – THE TAVERN AT THE HAWTHORNE HOTEL

    Hawthorne Hotel - The Tavern
    Friday, March 4, 9:00pm


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    THE DOC-A-CHUSETTS PITCH

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    Join us for a spirited discussion with local filmmakers as they pitch their upcoming documentary films to a panel of industry members in a competition before a live audience, in which you have a vote!
    THE DOC-A-CHUSETTS PITCH

    Peabody Essex Museum
    Saturday, March 5, 10:00am


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    SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER-PARTY AT SEA LEVEL OYSTER BAR

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    Salem Film Fest hosts its annual Saturday night blast at Sea Level Oyster Bar, sure to get you up and dancing in Salem’s newest most comfortably stylish waterfront restaurants. Oysters, lobster rolls, specialty cocktails & more offered in a casual joint with water views. Or simply enjoy the awesome view of Salem Harbor at night. Entertainment will be provided by the A-Beez featuring Sarah Seminski. Soul. Funk. Real; The A-Beez are a Boston based music collective with its roots in soul, funk, and R&B. (9:15pm – 12:30am). Free admission.
    SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER-PARTY AT SEA LEVEL OYSTER BAR

    Sea Level Oyster Bar
    Saturday, March 5, 9:00pm


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    FILMMAKER BREAKFAST AT CAFFE GRAZIANI

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    Start your day with a delicious breakfast in the company of filmmakers and film lovers from all over the world. Cash breakfast. As Salem has developed, Caffé Graziani on Washington Street has become the local go-to place for all things Italian.
    FILMMAKER BREAKFAST AT CAFFE GRAZIANI

    Caffé Graziani
    Sunday, March 6, 10:00am


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    SFF COMMUNITY OUTREACH IN LYNN – THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR

    Event / 180 mins
    As part of Salem Film Fest's educational and community outreach efforts we will be presenting a Khmer language dubbed screening of THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR geared towards the Cambodian community at Lynn Museum & Historical Society, at 590 Washington Street, Lynn, MA

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    CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS RECEPTION AT PEM

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    The Audience Award winner will be announced at the closing night reception immediately following the final screening of Salem Film Fest at PEM.
    CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS RECEPTION AT PEM

    Peabody Essex Museum
    Thursday, March 10, 8:30pm