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Salem Film Fest 2016


11038477_871676199563824_7339425321062805240_oSalem Film Fest 2017

March 2-9, 2017
Salem, Massachusetts

Entering its tenth year, Salem Film Fest is one of New England’s largest documentary film festivals and presents a rich and diverse collection of the year’s best work from all over the world.

The festival finds its spirit in Salem’s history as the first great international city in America – establishing trade with the Far East and flooding this country with art, story, and culture from every continent.

At this moment of unprecedented promise – and unprecedented danger – documentary film can help us form a clearer vision of our commonalities as the human family, and an understanding of how to approach an uncertain future together.

Because Salem Film Fest focuses on well-told stories with strong technical elements and interesting visual approaches, each film screened over the week-long schedule represents an immersive aesthetic experience, an opportunity to glimpse the world with fresh eyes, and leave changed as a result.

Come to Salem, see the world.

Screenings and most events located at CinemaSalem, PEM and the National Park Service Visitor Center.

Questions? Most everything you need to know can be found on this website.

Official 2016 Salem Film Fest program. (Click to download)

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