Now in its fourth year, Salem Film Fest is becoming a leading all-documentary film festival in the heart of Massachusetts. Running from Friday, March 4 through Thursday, March 10, the festival showcases over 30 films, a Student Film competition and the 2011 Oscar-nominated Short Documentaries.
Besides presenting 30 great documentaries, Salem Film Fest will also have family friendly screenings, high school student film showcases, and filmmaker discussions known as “Filmmaker Dialogue,” where panels of filmmakers will answer questions about making your first documentary and their experience in documenting artists. Even if you are an avid doc enthusiast with no plans on making one of your own, you’ll still have the opportunity to meet and hear filmmakers from more than half of the festival’s documentaries who will be available to discuss their films at Salem Film Fest.
Some of the films to look forward to are the opening night film about a New York Times photographer, Bill Cunningham New York, the kids friendly doc, Play Again, and a chronicle of filmmaking in a Taliban controlled area, The Miscreants of Taliwood.