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Colony Short Film Festival set for March 1-2

Photo Provided The 13th annual Colony Short Film Festival will be held March 1-2 at Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. The festival showcases local and international short films and this year includes over 25 films. There will be opportunities for filmmakers to engage with the audience.

MARIETTA — The 13th annual Colony Short Film Festival will be held March 1-2 at Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta.

The festival showcases local and international short films and this year includes over 25 films from Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, California, Colorado, Oregon, Indiana, New York and international submissions from France, Ireland and Nepal in a variety of genres, documentaries to fictional pieces.

“The Colony Short Film Festival features selections from emerging and established short filmmakers that have ranged from innovative to off-the-wall and quirky to provocative,” the festival’s website said. “A benefit of our small festival is that we provide plenty of opportunities for filmmakers to engage with the audience, whether informally in the VIP Lounge or during audience Q&A sessions after screenings. Our size allows for filmmakers to learn as we feature quality speakers and workshops covering crucial film topics.”

The festival kicks off 7 p.m. Friday, March 1 with “Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra Masters of Silent Comedy,” a 1919 Movie Night featuring Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Laurel & Hardy with live musical accompaniment.

At 10 p.m., screenings of the festival entries commences with “First Disco” (18:00) directed by Helen O’Reilley of Dublin, Ireland; “One Steamy Night” (06:59) directed by Skye Stewart of Lee University — Cleveland, Tennessee; “Rosemary” (12:00) directed by Dave Donnellan of Dubin, Ireland; “The Art of Lifting” (06:00) directed by Ian Nolte of Huntington, West Virginia; “Hers is a Lush Situation” (19:18) directed by Samuel Valenti of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; “On Target” (12:40) directed by B. R. Tatalovic of Cleveland, Ohio; “Tomorrow Will Be Different” (17:03) directed by Lucas Willis of Willowick, Ohio; and “RADIO MOON” (17:09) directed by Pierre Gaffie of France.

Photo Provided At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, there will be a screening of “The Price of Free” 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Prize with Sarah Anthony, producer, during the 13th annual Colony Short Film Festival at Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta.

On Saturday March 2 at 10:30 a.m., screenings resume with “Nora Ephron Goes To Prison” (8:07) directed by Hannah Elless of New York, New York; “The Way You Saw Me” (06:15) directed by John Sylva of Los Angeles, California; “The Spirit Seam” (14:52) (Animated) directed by Ashley Gerst of Brooklyn, New York; “Futureworld” (07:00) (Animated) directed by Christopher Angus of Manitoba, Canada; “Icons” (05:10) (Animated) directed by Ronnie Cramer of Denver, Colorado; “The Day After” (17:52) (Animated) directed by Kira Findling of Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio; “Two Balloons” (09:08) (Animated) directed by Mark C. Smith of Portland, Oregon; “Cacti & Other Succulents” (10:02) directed by E.M. Moore of Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee; “Count” (13:13) directed by Samuel Askland Gordon of the American Film Institute Conservatory, Los Angeles, California; and “The Storm” (09:00) directed by Benjamin Crane of Huntington University, Huntington, Indiana.

At 1:30 p.m., there will be a screening of “The Price of Free” 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Prize with Sarah Anthony, Producer.

At 3:30 p.m. there will be a screening of “Tickling Giants” with Sara Taksler, Director & Producer.

At 5:30 p.m., there will be a Filmmaker Panel with Sarah Anthony and Sara Taksler.

At 7:30 p.m. the festival selections continue screening with “Thirty-Seven Minutes” (04:53) directed by Ryan Chester of North Royalton, Ohio; “Smilin’ Jimmy” (06:53) directed by Graham Holford of Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; “Tiara” (16:41) directed by Carrie Love of Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; “Heather Has Four Moms” (14:08) directed by Jeanette L. Buck of Athens, Ohio; “The Reason We’re Still Here” (15:00) directed by Sofia Smith Hale of Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio; “A Day in the Life of a Himalayan Shepherd (20:00) directed by Manchhiring Tamang of Nepal; “Panic Button” (09:40) directed by Jason C. Brown of Los Angeles, California; “01-Active” (03:54) directed by Danny Bowles of Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee; and “Anna Karenina” (15:00) directed by Yana Sar of New York, New York.

Photo Provided At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 there will be a screening of “Tickling Giants” with Sara Taksler, director and producer, during the 13th annual Colony Short Film Festival.

The Festival Awards Presentation will be 9:45 p.m. Saturday night, March 2.

Tickets are $25.

For tickets, call 740-371-5152 or email tickets@peoplesbanktheatre.com

Photo Provided The Colony Short Film Festival kicks off Friday, March 1 with “Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra Masters of Silent Comedy,” a 1919 Movie Night featuring Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Laurel & Hardy with live musical accompaniment.

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