This year we are extremely proud to present the Tenth Annual Colony Short Film Festival at our newly restored Peoples Bank Theatre. After being closed since 1985, the theatre will have its grand opening in January of 2016. We look forward to an exciting array of programming and will finally be able to feature films on the big screen!

While the Festival is a show case for independent films from all over the country, we particularly like featuring local and regional talent. Filmmakers are given the opportunity to tell a little about their film at the screening, and there are always great networking opportunities.

As a small festival, located in the beautiful town of Marietta, Ohio, we provide many occasions for filmmakers and audience to exchange information. We include quality speakers and a workshop covering topics of interest to filmmakers.

In the past we have featured Emmy award winning filmmaker Pam Tanner Boll who produced “Born into Brothels,” Danny Boyd, Director of “Strange Dreams: Invasion of the Body Snatcher” and “Chillers,” Documentary Filmmaker, Jacob Young, renown for the cult classic “Dancing Outlaw”, Brad Kalinoski, digital artist for “Black Swan”, and from locals Josh Crook and Will Wedig for their films, “Salvage, “LaSoga” and “Forged”.

Each accepted filmmaker will receive two VIP passes allowing entry to all films, workshops, and refreshments in the VIP room.