Halfway to SNOB presents a festival encore

Last modified: Thursday, May 05, 2011
For the next six days, Red River Theatres will be home to a mini-film festival of independent and local films, an encore as well as a prelude to the Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival.

The Halfway to SNOB - the 2011 festival is set for September - will feature the 2010 winning films nightly from Saturday through Thursday, giving the audience a taste of what's to come in the fall. Each night carries a theme and begins at 7 p.m.

Saturday's theme is 'Comedy Film Night' and will feature the short films Motel (winner of Best Short Comedy and Best of Fest) and Good Bot Bad Bot (winner of Best Short Short), followed by the feature film The Drummond Will (winner of Best Feature Comedy).

On Sunday, it's 'What If? History Film Night,' featuring short film Bighorn (winner of Best Regional Connection) and Virtual JFK: Vietnam, if Kennedy had Lived (winner of Best Feature Documentary).

Monday takes off with 'Action Film Night' and screens a short film that did not make it into the 2010 festival, Red Princess Blues. The feature film Monday night is A Lonely Place for Dying (winner of Best Action).

Four short but powerful films will make up Tuesday night's 'Short Drama Film Night.' Tracks was the winner of Best Short Drama for under 30 minutes and Heavy Seven won the same award for a film 30 to 60 minutes long. The other two films will be Missile Crisis (winner of Best Period Piece) and La Ventaja del Sicario, which was missing from the 2010 festival.

The 'Docs/Mocks Film Night' on Wednesday will feature short film Bumpers (48 Hour Film Project winner) and feature-length film Trust Us, This is All Made Up.

The festival will wrap up Thursday night with a series of short films on 'Short Film 'Runners-Up' Night.' The films will be Paul Revere's Pride, Local Hero, Morning Honey, Domestic Disturbing, South Pole, Run Granny Run, Lucky Break, and Dark Scribbles.

The SNOB Film Festival is a grassroots effort to showcase and support independent filmmaking, according to the organization's website. Striving to bring films to the area that local audiences might not otherwise see, the website continues, proceeds from the festival will be used to support the arts.

The 2010 festival had over 1,400 people attend the films over the three days. There were over 60 films ranging from 3 minutes to 103 minutes. This year's SNOB, from Sept. 15 to 18, has moved from the original November time slot and will have expanded venues to take advantage of the better weather.

Tickets are $8 regular, but $5 if you have 'Liked' the SNOB Film Festival's Facebook page, facebook.com/SNOBFilmFestival, where you can also find the full lineup of films and information about the September festival.

For SNOB details and sponsorship opportunity information, email contact@snobfilmfestival.com.