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.
Event / 120 minsJoin friends old and new for drinks and small bites as we celebrate the opening night of Salem Film Fest!
Event / 90 minsA college doc shorts showcase for college and university students and recent graduates working in short documentary and experimental documentary film.
180 minsAfter the last film enjoy a session beer down by the river.
Event / 90 minsJoin 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!
Event / 60 minsCatch a glimpse of the future of documentary filmmaking by watching the work of the best young high school documentarians in Massachusetts.
Event / 60 minsFilmmaker 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
Event / 120 minsJoin 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
Event / 135 minsKick 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.”