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Salem Film Fest 2017

Posts by rinusoosthoek

  1. Salem Film Fest’s 10th Anniversary Gala with honoree David Fanning!

    Posted February 18th, 2017 by rinusoosthoek in Uncategorized

    On Thursday, March 2, 2017 the Tenth Annual Salem Film Fest kicks off its 10th Anniversary with a fabulous Gala at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem. The Gala opens with a reception and then fires up with live music and a dance party.  All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Salem Film Fest […]


    Posted November 12th, 2016 by rinusoosthoek in Uncategorized

    Great news! 90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, will be the official media sponsor for the 10th annual Salem Film Fest. The new partnership brings together one of New England’s leading all-documentary film festivals and WBUR, known for its coverage of local, national and international news and a number of nationally syndicated radio programs. “We’re thrilled about the new […]


    Posted February 28th, 2016 by rinusoosthoek in Uncategorized

    By Joe Cultrera, Co-Founder, Salem Film Fest I’m sitting in a café in Astoria, Queens drinking strong coffee and thinking about the dollars and sense behind an event I’m quite proud of. About nine years ago in another café, in another town, a handful of us sat down to contemplate the idea of creating a […]

  4. Best job at SFF: Picking up filmmakers at the airport!

    Posted February 16th, 2016 by rinusoosthoek in Uncategorized

    I Would Have Paid THEM!!!! Little did Salem Film Fest realize in 2014, when I volunteered to be a driver to pick up filmmakers, that I would have paid them for the thrill and honor of having an hour alone with a filmmaker whose film I made sure I saw before meeting them. That was […]

  5. Salem Film Fest returns in March

    Posted February 16th, 2016 by rinusoosthoek in Uncategorized

    To see a great general background article on Salem Film fest that was published Friday, February 12, 2016, written by Shelley A. Sackett of the Wicked Local Media group, please click here. Excerpts: “What do local filmmaker Joe Cultrera, businessman Paul Van Ness, and Salem Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rinus Oosthoek have in common? […]

  6. Getting ready to assign sponsors to films

    Posted January 30th, 2016 by rinusoosthoek in Uncategorized

    It’s that time of the year! The selection committee has finalized the 35 docs that will screen at Salem Film Fest 2016, the schedule is almost done, and now all sponsors will get an opportunity to be matched with a film!

  7. Salem Film Fest 2016 – Opportunities to sponsor and underwrite

    Posted November 14th, 2015 by rinusoosthoek in Uncategorized

    Salem Film Fest 2016 will take place March 3-10, 2016, and if you have been a sponsor in the past, or would like to become a sponsor, we are looking forward to hearing from you. There are a great number of ways in which you can get involved, from helping underwrite a documentary film, or […]

  8. Are you ready? Salem Film Fest 2015 kicks off this Thursday!

    Posted March 1st, 2015 by rinusoosthoek in Uncategorized

    The Salem Chamber of Commerce and Salem Film Fest are combining efforts to create a memorable kickoff (5-7pm) for the Eighth Annual Salem Film Fest. Meet filmmakers and other VIPs, listen to music, pick up your Fest Program and compare itineraries with fellow film lovers at this festive event at the the historic Hawthorne Hotel. […]

  9. Downloadable SFF 2015 one-liner schedule now available

    Posted February 23rd, 2015 by rinusoosthoek in Uncategorized

    At your request, you can now download and print a one-liner summary of all the films in the year’s Salem Film Fest. We still think seeing all 38 trailers is more fun, but we hope this helps! sff15 film schedule one liner  

  10. Salem Film Fest 2015 site now live!

    Posted February 16th, 2015 by rinusoosthoek in Uncategorized

    After four snow storms, what better to do than take a look at this years selection of great documentaries selected for Salem Film Fest. A magnificent selection for the eighth rendition of the festival, and what’s even better, all docs have trailers available for you to take a look at. Enjoy!