The Colony Film Festival is based in Marietta, a small picturesque river town located in southeast Ohio. Situated on the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers, Marietta was the first permanent settlement of the Northwest Territory, established in 1788. Its brick streets are lined with lush hardwood trees and opulent Victorian homes.
Marietta is always alive with activity, modern yet delightfully old. With lots of history, two waterways, and a bustling downtown, it was ranked 79 among Best Smaller Places by Forbes magazine in 2000. The vibrant historic district offers many distinctive stores, antique shops, boutiques, and galleries, as well as several independent restaurants and cozy cafés.