Skip to main content

Salem Film Fest 2018

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.


  1. SALEM FILM FEST KICK-OFF PARTY

    Event / 120 mins
    Join friends old and new for drinks and small bites as we celebrate the opening night of Salem Film Fest!
    SALEM FILM FEST KICK-OFF PARTY

    Old Town Hall
    Thursday, March 22, 5:30pm Free Admission


  2. THE MASS REALITY CHECK

    Event / 90 mins
    A college doc shorts showcase for college and university students and recent graduates working in short documentary and experimental documentary film.
    THE MASS REALITY CHECK

    National Park Service Visitor Center
    Friday, March 23, 1:00pm Free Admission


  3. FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL

    180 mins
    After the last film enjoy a session beer down by the river.
    FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL

    Notch Brewery & Tap Room
    Friday, March 23, 9:00pm Free Admission


  4. THE DOC-A-CHUSETTS PITCH

    Event / 90 mins
    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!
    THE DOC-A-CHUSETTS PITCH

    PEM Morse Auditorium
    Saturday, March 24, 10:00am Free Admission


  5. THE FIVE-MINUTE STUDENT DOCUMENTARY CONTEST

    Event / 60 mins
    Catch a glimpse of the future of documentary filmmaking by watching the work of the best young high school documentarians in Massachusetts.
    THE FIVE-MINUTE STUDENT DOCUMENTARY CONTEST

    CinemaSalem
    Saturday, March 24, 10:00am Free Admission


  6. PUBLIC Q&A: Understanding Public Health Approaches to Drug Use

    Event / 60 mins
    Filmmaker Elayne Cronin will lead a discussion about the opioid crisis, including a Q&A with subjects of her video exhibit TASMANIA, THE US-MEXICO BORDER, AND MASSACHUSETTS: GLOBAL CONNECTIONS TO THE LOCAL OVERDOSE CRISIS.
    PUBLIC Q&A: Understanding Public Health Approaches to Drug Use

    Old Town Hall
    Saturday, March 24, 5:30pm Free Admission


  7. SATURDAY NIGHT SOIRÉE WITH THE CLAUDIO RAGAZZI QUARTET

    Event / 120 mins
    Join fellow fest goers, filmmakers, and SFF organizers for drinks and food at one of Salem’s hippest restaurants, overlooking Derby Wharf.
    SATURDAY NIGHT SOIRÉE WITH THE CLAUDIO RAGAZZI QUARTET

    Sea Level Oyster Bar
    Saturday, March 24, 9:00pm Free Admission


  8. CLOSING NIGHT RECEPTION

    Event / 135 mins
    Kick back with SFF friends, organizers and volunteers as we reflect on another great season of film watching, and learn this year’s winner of the coveted “Salem Film Fest Audience Award.”
    CLOSING NIGHT RECEPTION

    Rockafellas
    Thursday, March 29, 9:15pm Free Admission