Lights, camera, Easthampton!
The Easthampton Film Festival debuts May 26-29, 2022, with screenings of independent films at multiple venues throughout Easthampton, MA. Tickets cost $5 per screening. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. The number of tickets available for each screening is limited, based on each venue’s capacity.
The Easthampton Film Festival showcases the work of up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world (Argentina, Canada, Finland, India, Iran, Spain, Syria, UK), with a particular focus on celebrating regional talent and themes (MA: Belchertown, Feeding Hills, Hadley, Holyoke, Northampton, and Wilbraham, as well as films from CT, ME, NJ, NY, RI, and VT).
This year’s selections represent several genres, including: feature films, shorts, documentary, horror, animation, comedy, drama, and music videos. Some Q & A sessions with filmmakers will follow screenings.
Two WIFVNE Members has their films in the festival!
G is for Gun by Kate Way & Julie Akeret (WIFVNE Member)
A remarkable glimpse into the controversial policy of arming teachers. This visually-rich and engaging film explores a complex, political, and emotionally-fraught issue as one small-town community in Ohio town wrestles with how best to keep their children safe.
All the Marbles by Melissa McClung (WIFVNE Member)
A girl and a magical marble save the world from total destruction.
Details on the screenings and trailers can be found on the EFF website.
Chris Ferry, the festival’s founder and organizer, has produced and participated in making several independent films. He moved to Easthampton from New York City with his family in 2020. Eager to join the thriving artistic community here, he connected with local filmmakers.
(Above: Joshua Gaestel, Melissa McClung, and Chris Ferry at a recent EFF Presents: talkback)
Calling all filmmakers! Submissions for the EFF23 season will open June 1, 2022; please check EasthamptonFilmFestival.com for details.