The Snowtown Film Festival is Here Again

The Snowtown Film Festival is Here Again

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Snowtown Film Festival will present thirty-five short films on two screens throughout the day on January 27, 2018 at the Dulles State Office Building in downtown Watertown, NY. Films were selected from over 900 submissions from all over the world to screen at the festival and compete for the Grand Prize Award. 

“This is, without a doubt, our best crop of films yet,” said Marc Knapp, President, Snowtown Film Festival. “These shorts are from all over the world and whether you like scary, funny or romantic films, there’s something for everybody.”

Films will be presented in seven genre blocks culminating with “Snowtown and Chill” a 90-minute block highlighting the struggles and rewards of modern romance and online dating.

A number of Northern New York and winter themed films will be presented, including two shorts by high school students from Indian River Central School featured in the “Student Shorts” block.

Proper Goodbye, a film directed by C.J. Girard of Watertown and Tyler Sutton of Copenhagen, NY, will screen during the “Frozen in Fear” horror block. The 16-minute short, filmed in the North Country, features cast and crew from the region.

In addition to student, horror, and romance blocks, other genres include “Animated Shorts,” “The Ice Block,” “Comedy Shorts,” and “Brain Freeze” mind benders.

The 2018 festival opens on Friday, January 26th at 6:00pm with a flannel-casual red carpet reception and screening of The Tragically Hip: Long Time Running. Day two opens Saturday at 10AM with a special presentation of the family favorite Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and audience Q&A with Peter Ostrum who stars as Charlie.

Passes and a schedule of films are available at

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