Woods Hole Film Festival

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Date(s) - July 28, 2018 - August 4, 2018
2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Woodshole Community Hall
Woods Hole


As the oldest film festival on Cape Cod and the Islands and one of the oldest in New England, the Woods Hole Film Festival was an early leader in promoting the films and careers of emerging independent filmmakers from around the world, especially those with ties to New England and Cape Cod and the Islands. This year’s festival, which runs July 28-August 4, at five different venues in the seaside village of Woods Hole and the town of Falmouth, continues that tradition.

More than half of the nearly 50 feature length and 117 short films screening in and out of competition—submitted from and filmed everywhere from Falmouth and Fitchburg to Afghanistan and Australia—are by first-time filmmakers, with 3 feature length film world premieres and 28 short film world premieres. Films about music and science (part of the festival’s four year old Bringing Science to the Screen program) are a festival hallmark; subjects this year run the gamut from Livingston Taylor to climate change.

As an added bonus this year, the Film Festival Alliance, a nonprofit organization that develops and fosters collaboration among mission-driven film festivals around the world, will convene one of their regional roundtables during the first three days of the festival. The goal of the meeting is to have inclusive and meaningful conversations and outcomes for film festivals of all sizes, as well as to increase transparency between film festival directors and filmmakers. Sessions will include such issues as best practices and how to engage festival stakeholders.

The 11th annual Kids Day takes place on Sunday, July 29, at Falmouth Academy. It features a selection of short films from around the world, many of which are part of the festival’s “Bringing Science to the Screen” program. Panel discussions round out the festival’s activities.

Admission to screenings, panels and parties are $14 ($12 for festival members); ticket packages and full festival, VIP, and Falmouth Academy passes are also available online at www.woodsholefilmfestival.org, or in person during the festival at the Old Woods Hole Fire Station (72 Water Street). For more information, call (508) 495-3456 or email info@woodsholefilmfestival.org.

The festival is supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation in support of Bringing Science to the Screen, the Cape Cod 5 Foundation, and the Woods Hole Foundation. Festival sponsors include Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, iCape Solutions, innerglow yoga/Cape Cod Yoga School, Talamas, Tree House Lodge, and the Woods Hole Market. Media sponsors include The Enterprise, Mass Festivals, MVYRadio, and WBUR/WBUA’s The Artery, WCAI, and Living Lab.

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