The Eleventh Annual Colony Short Film Festival will be presented at the historic Peoples Bank Theatre. After being closed since 1985, the theatre celebrated its grand opening in January of 2016.

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 speak 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 the audience to engage with one another. We include quality speakers and workshops 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.