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Salem Film Fest

March 29 - April 4

The largest all-documentary film festival in Massachusetts returns to Salem for its 12th season. For seven days, attendees have the opportunity to view more than 30 films from around the world and engage with visiting filmmakers at screenings, parties, and forums.   Each year, Salem Film Fest also showcases a variety of local musicians and bandsEnjoy these short sets while you wait for the next film.  Screenings will be at CinemaSalem, the National Park Service Visitor Center, Peabody Essex Museum’s Morse Theater along with additional screening venues in nearby Beverly and Peabody.  Come for a day or stay the weekend.  For complete festival lineup, lodging, passes and individual tickets, visit  salemfilmfest.com.

Salem events are listed below, and a complete list of events is available here.

Friday, March 29
Shorts Block A
Salem Film Fest Kick-off Party
Councilwoman Film Screening
Midnight Traveler Film Screening
Friday Night Social

Saturday, March 30
Shorts Block B
Five-Minute Student Documentary Contest
The Doc-a-chusetts Pitch
Camouflage: Vietnamese Brush Strokes with History Film Screening
Children of the Snow Land Film Screening
YANOMAMÖ SHORTS: Documenting Culture and Preserving History Through Filmmaking
Primas Film Screening
The End of Fear Film Screening
Mass Reality Check
Loss Won’t Pay the Bills Film Screening
Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys Film Screening
Free Men Film Screening
Witkin & Witkin Film Screening
Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl Film Screening
92.5 The River Presents: Salem Film Fest Saturday Night Bash

Sunday, March 31
Shorts Block D
Filmmaker Breakfast
Ethiopiques: Revolt of the Soul Film Screening
Dive: Rituals in Water Film Screening
General Magic Film Screening
China Love Film Screening
Grit Film Screening
The Silver Branch Film Screening
Balian (The Healer) Film Screening
False Confessions Film Screening
Sunday Night Social

Monday, April 1
The Red Soul Film Screening
Always in Season Film Screening

Tuesday, April 2
When Arabs Danced Film Screening
The Weight of Water Film Screening

Wednesday, April 3
The Remnants Film Screening
Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Film Screening

Thursday, April 4
Satan and Adam Film Screening
Closing Night Reception



March 29
April 4
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