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.
Save The Date! You won’t want to miss Salem Film Fest’s 10th Anniversary Gala with honoree
8:00 pm – midnight FRIDAY NIGHT LATE at Notch Brewery & Tap Room (283 Derby Street)
After the first full day of the festival, you'll have the opportunity to hang and discuss films at Notch Brewery & Tap Room. Meet a filmmaker, quench your thirst, and drink in the fun festival atmosphere at one of Salem's new favorites. Free admission.
Join us for a spirited discussion with local filmmakers as they pitch their upcoming documentary films to a panel of
industry and media members in a competition before a live audience, in which you have a vote!
8:00 pm – midnight SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER-PARTY AT SEA LEVEL OYSTER BAR (94 Wharf Street)
Salem Film Fest hosts its annual Saturday night blast at Sea Level Oyster Bar, sure to get you up and dancing in the confines at Salem’s only restaurant to boast an indoor outdoor bar providing amazing views, the freshest seafood, gourmet pizza and an amazing beer selection Or simply enjoy the awesome view of Salem Harbor at night. Live Music will be provided by Sarah Seminski and the Wild Versatiles . Sarah is an all-time Salem favorite from the early fest years when she performed with Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket. Free admission.
10:00 – 11:00 am FILMMAKER BREAKFAST at Caffé Graziani
Start your day with a delicious breakfast in the company of filmmakers and film lovers from all over the world. Cash breakfast.
Special Jury and Audience award winners will be announced at the closing night reception immediately following the final screening of Salem Film Fest at CinemaSalem. Location: Village Tavern (right across from CinemaSalem) – Cash bar.