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Ogden Film Festival Celebrates Independent Films
Ogden, UT (May 23, 2018) – The Award Winning Ogden Film Festival will welcome attendees starting at 6:00p.m. on Friday, June 1st. Join us as we celebrate a night of independent film at Peery’s Egyptian Theater. Giveaways, live audience voting, filmmaker Q&A’s and the amazing historic venue are sure to provide a unique and engaging experience.
“I love Ogden. It has a very strong arts scene and the people are amazing” said Kasey LaRose, festival co-founder. “The reason I wanted to start the Ogden Film Festival was simply to celebrate a medium that I love, Independent Film. Nobody was really doing that, at least not on the scale that I think the locals deserve. A film festival that focuses on story-driven narrative and documentary filmmaking has been a wonderful addition to the great many things Ogden has to offer.”
Submissions were received from all over the United States as well as Canada, Spain, Hungary, Brazil, and France. This year, 14 shorts and 1 feature have been selected. The majority of the evening is open to all ages, with late “After Dark” screenings held for more mature audiences. Admission is $10 per person.
5:00pm – Doors open to the sounds of the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ
6:15pm – Welcome and Egyptian Theater Award Presentation
6:30pm – Short Films Screening (All Ages)
7:45pm – Short Film Directors Q&A
8:00pm – Feature Film” Up to Snuff” – Directed by Mark Maxey
Winner – Best Documentary, Pasadena International Film Festival.
9:30pm – Feature Film Director Q&A
9:45pm – After Dark Screening (Ages 17+)
According to festival co-founder Tyler Cahoon, the event will coincide with Ogden City’s First Friday Art Stroll and is a community partnership with the Egyptian Theatre Foundation, Circa3 and Ogden Arts Festival. “We’re extremely excited to have expanded our film lineup, based on the incredible response and feedback we received from last year’s event. We can’t wait to see where this event goes from here, thanks to the tremendous support from audiences and sponsors”.
Tickets available at smithtix.com and the Peery’s Egyptian Theater Box Office.
About the Ogden Film Festival: Based in Ogden, UT, the Award Winning Ogden Film Festival’s mission is to present quality films from around the world, while supporting, recognizing, and honoring filmmakers. Celebrating the best in independent film and talent, from acclaimed features to amateur shorts and documentaries. Bringing the community together for a night of entertainment where filmmakers can showcase their projects and accomplishments in the historic Peery’s Egyptian Theater.