Full Bloom Film Festival, NC
Sep
19
to Sep 22

Full Bloom Film Festival, NC

“FLYING FUR” goes back to North Carolina at the wonderful Full Bloom Film Festival! Half of the film was shot in NC, and showcasing the dedication of animal welfare volunteers from the Tar Heel state is an honor.

Interested in attending this festival? Check out the FBFF website:

Since 2015, the Full Bloom Film Festival has showcased nearly 300 carefully curated films from 34 different countries. Now entering its 5th year, FBFF continues to shed light on global and local communities alike, offering a level of hospitality where each filmmaker feels truly appreciated. Over the course of the four-day festival, filmmakers and festival goers will have a chance to experience a variety of international short and feature-length films, partake in panel events and a filmmaker roundtable, and, of course, enjoy unforgettable parties each night. Each of the festival’s five screening venues is custom upfitted in a historic building located in the heart of downtown Statesville (including the town’s “Old Jail”).

FBFF 2019 will take place September 19th through September 22nd in and around Historic Downtown Statesville. This nonprofit festival is organized by a committed group of area business leaders, film enthusiasts and volunteers. The festival is a collaborative effort supported by: 

-Iredell County Arts Council 
-City of Statesville 
-Iredell-Statesville Schools 
-Mitchell Community College 
-Statesville Chamber of Commerce 
-Statesville Recreation and Parks Department 

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Sheridan WYO Film Festival, WY
Oct
4
to Oct 6

Sheridan WYO Film Festival, WY

  • WYO theater sheridan, WY (map)
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“FLYING FUR” is heading west and will be making an appearance in beautiful Sheridan, Wyoming for the SWYOFF.

We couldn’t ask for a more incredible western town in which to screen our film! If you’re anywhere nearby make sure you get to this festival!

"...this Wyoming film fest is already giving its competition a run for its money. Presented among the beautiful landscapes of Sheridan right at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains, the festival promises an intimate atmosphere to cultivate its inspiring new artists." - Film Daily

After a successful first year, we're back for the sequel!

The Sheridan WYO Film Festival provides a fun atmosphere that sees filmmakers leave with plenty of new connections, experiences and friends. Our sponsors provide events and mixers every night of the festival as we provide an arena for filmmakers to screen their films in public and experience incredible cinema from around the world. We also showcase immersive story forms of all genres involving VR and AR in our Virtual Reality Rodeo arcade throughout the festival weekend.

We look for films of all shapes and sizes that are innovative, inspirational and capture the independent spirit of the greatest storytellers. We look for films with a powerful story and distinct voice. With a heavy focus on quality films and a friendly vibe we encourage filmmakers to attend our festival to partake in Q&As and mixers over the course of the weekend as we build relationships that last.

We accept Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Music Videos, Animation, Experimental films, and VR/AR/360/Immersive Storytelling Forms from emerging artists and students to established professionals. The Sheridan WYO Film Festival is committed to the celebration of independent film in all its forms and bringing it to wider audiences.

The 2019 Sheridan WYO Film Festival will take place October 4th-6th.


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"FLYING FUR" in Washington D.C.
Sep
17
6:15 PM18:15

"FLYING FUR" in Washington D.C.

Put on those aviation googles. The “FLYING FUR” Animal Rescue Documentary is landing at the nation’s capital! We’ll be setting up a runway at the world famous Bardo Brewery. The best part? The event is free (donations will be accepted) and dogs are welcome to attend! BRING YOUR PETS TO THIS SCREENING!

Special gifts will be available for doggos, or their owners, that attend in aviation themed costumes.

More details to follow soon, so be sure to follow Path 88 Productions on Facebook or Instagram.

This event will take place outside in a beer garden, so prepare accordingly and mark your calendar for the 17th of September! We’re cleared for takeoff!

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"FLYING FUR" in Honey Brook, PA
Aug
31
6:00 PM18:00

"FLYING FUR" in Honey Brook, PA

LaMancha Animal Rescue is bringing a unique screening to south eastern Pennsylvania.

Would you like to see “FLYING FUR” like you’ve never seen it before, or will again? This is the event for you. The movie will be shown outdoors at the PA famous Waynebrook Inn!

A Meet & Greet at 6 pm, will kick off the night. Flying Fur pilot Paul Steklenski and Woody, stars of the film, will be in attendance.

LaMancha, a local rescue in the documentary, will also be at the screening.

Ticket sales will be split between both rescues. You may also make additional donations directly to the rescues.

With your ticket purchase, you’ll receive a wristband. This wristband allows you into the meet & greet as well as the screening and provide you with a $2 discount on a meal purchased at The Long Way Home Grill and Pub. We will stop serving outside at 7:30 pm to prepare for the screening and begin seating. Your food discount is only available from 6 pm - 7:30 pm on August 31st.

Tickets will be $5 at the door. Cash only please.

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Sunrise 45 Film Festival, MI
Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

Sunrise 45 Film Festival, MI

Watch the sun reveal itself over the Lake Huron horizon and also watch “FLYING FUR” at the Sunrise 45 Film Festival in Alpena, MI. We’ve been accepted into another Michigan film festival and couldn’t be happier. This is a delightful town is on the the shore of the second largest Great Lake, and they put on a wonderful festival. Make plans to be there!

Sunrise 45 Film, Music, and Art Festival is like no other. Nestled in the small town of Alpena in Northeast Michigan (what we call the Sunrise Side of the state), Sunrise 45 features three different screening venues, all within walking distance from each other. It takes place in late Summer, the best and most beautiful time to be in Northeast Michigan, and is split in two by the Thunder Bay River. Our town is an eclectic mix of post-industrial blue collar and northern charm, with a good dose of youthful spirit and vibrancy. Come discover this gem off the beaten path. We mix film, music, and art installations that take over the entire downtown which, when combined with our natural landscapes, is more than enough eye-candy for this three-day festival.

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Mid-Coast Film Festival, ME
Jul
26
to Jul 28

Mid-Coast Film Festival, ME

Bucksport, Brunswick, and now Damariscotta, Maine. “FLYING FUR” is landing at some really beautiful towns along the Atlantic! Our next stop in the state happens as part of the Mid-Coast Film Festival.

This will be, literally, one of our most awesome screening yet! Why? Well, the entirety of the festival is at the historic Lincoln Theater where movies have been showing since the early 20th century on one of the largest screens in the state. The theater has recently gone through extensive renovations, seats over 200 people, and sits smack dab in the middle of beautiful downtown Damariscotta.

What better way to see the film than on the big, Big, BIG SCREEN?

Damariscotta is in the heart of MidCoast Maine, one hour from Portland and three hours from Boston. From its world-class oysters and brewpubs to its scenic coastline and with a thriving arts community it will seem like a place born to host a film festival.

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Melbourne Documentary FF, Australia
Jul
23
to Jul 27

Melbourne Documentary FF, Australia

  • 380 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia Australia (map)
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BIG news for our little #FLYINGFURanimalrescuedocumentary!

We just made it into what “Film Daily” magazine rates as the best documentary film festival in the world!

“Melbourne Doc Fest might still be new, but it’s quickly rising to become one of the most well-respected and thought-provoking festivals in the world. Curating features from the world’s biggest and most prestigious global showcases, Melbourne Doc Fest provides a leading platform for the most inventive creative nonfiction films of today.”

Here’s FLYING FUR’s screening info:

Time: 8.45pm, 23rd July 2019, Venue: Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

What an honor! Now we just have to find a way to get there! Who else is going?

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival premieres, screens and showcases more quality local Australian and International documentaries each year than any other documentary only film festival in Australia and gives more talented Indie Filmmakers a chance to compete and screen to a big, receptive audience in Melbourne, Australia.

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival presents a unique opportunity and supportive platform to showcase YOUR documentary, down under in one of the coolest and most liveable cities in the world, Melbourne, Australia.

The Melbourne Doc Fest each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world such as Sundance, Raindance, Slamdance, Sheffield Doc Fest, Hot Docs, Venice Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, Traverse City Film Festival Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge, CPH:Dox and IDFA. 

Each year we feature documentaries, directed, produced, narrated by or starring celebrities like Madonna, Sharon Stone, Anjelica Huston, Shia La Beouf, Kevin Smith, Grace Jones, George Michel, Doug Liman, Ed Burns, Stellan Skarsgård, Noam Chomsky, Tony Bennett, Mary J Blige, Naomi Campbell, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Nile Rogers, Bryan Ferry, Stevie Wonder, Christy Turlington, Ricky Gervais, James Corden, Jack Thompson, Tom Wilson, Ryan O'Neil and Matthew Modine. 

What matters to us most is that documentaries are well-made, compelling, thought provoking, passionate and relevant to Australian audiences. The Melbourne Doc Fest is very much a filmmaker’s film festival. 

The Melbourne Doc Fest is one of the world newest documentary film festivals and one of the most fun and interesting stopovers on the international documentary film festival circuit. All our international guests genuinely have a good time at the festival, as well as seeing the sites of Melbourne.

Our mission is to discover and promote independent Australian documentaries, and to showcase the best international documentaries to Melbourne audiences. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival provides a public forum and supportive platform to allow emerging filmmakers to showcase their work.

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"FLYING FUR" in rural New Jersey
Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

"FLYING FUR" in rural New Jersey

Path 88 Productions is pleased to announce our July 12th screening. We’ll be heading off into the country-side of New Jersey to showcase “FLYING FUR” at a private party/event. We’ll be in Southern NJ for this showcase. It’s a private event so we’ll respect the host’s confidentiality.

This is the first time we’re a part of a film exhibition such as this, and we’re incredibly excited!

Maybe you’re interested in hosting a similar event? If so, contact us. We’re always open to new and innovative ways to spread the word about animal welfare!

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"FLYING FUR" in New York City; East Village
Jul
6
1:00 PM13:00

"FLYING FUR" in New York City; East Village

FLYING FUR arrives in the big city! Join us for a one-time-only screening at Anthology Film Archive’s Maya Deren Theater.

Tickets are limited, get yours now!

Welcome to the friendly skies of animal rescue. Saving dogs and cats one flight at a time is the mission, but changing the fate of these lovable creatures is no easy task. Lives are at stake and failure is not an option.

Tickets for the “FLYING FUR” documentary screening event are $15. Portions of the proceeds go to the organizations featured in the film: Flying Fur Animal Rescue, Wilson County Humane Society, and Animals R Family.

Find more “FLYING FUR” movie information on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: #flyingfuranimalrescuedocumentary and #path88productions

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"FLYING FUR" in Lowell, MA
Jul
1
7:35 PM19:35

"FLYING FUR" in Lowell, MA

The “Fur Has Landed” tour arrives in the historic cradle of the American Industrial Revolution: Lowell, MA #FLYINGFURanimalrescueDOCUMENTARY fans in Massachusetts, this screening is for you!

Welcome to the friendly skies of animal rescue. Saving dogs and cats one flight at a time is the mission, but changing the fate of these lovable creatures is no easy task. Lives are at stake and failure is not an option.

Tickets for the “FLYING FUR” documentary screening event are $15. Portions of the proceeds go to the organizations featured in the film: Flying Fur Animal Rescue, Wilson County Humane Society, and Animals R Family.

Meet the two film directors, Alicia Wszelaki and Matthew Nothelfer. Plus, one of the canine stars of the film, Teddy, will be there as well!

The 2 hour program includes:

▪ Meet-and-greet with the “Stars” of the show
▪ “BILLIE” short animation about animal adoption 
▪ “FLYING FUR” Feature presentation
▪ Q&A with the filmmakers 
▪ After screening socializing and photos in the lobby 

Find more “FLYING FUR” movie information on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: #flyingfuranimalrescuedocumentary and #path88productions

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"FLYING FUR" in Montpelier, VT
Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

"FLYING FUR" in Montpelier, VT

The “Fur Has Landed” tour heads off to the capital of Vermont. Our #FLYINGFURanimalrescuedocumentary road show continues northbound!

Welcome to the friendly skies of animal rescue. Saving dogs and cats one flight at a time is the mission, but changing the fate of these lovable creatures is no easy task. Lives are at stake and failure is not an option.

Tickets for the “FLYING FUR” documentary screening event are $15. Portions of the proceeds go to the organizations featured in the film: Flying Fur Animal Rescue, Wilson County Humane Society, and Animals R Family.

Meet the two film directors, Alicia Wszelaki and Matthew Nothelfer. Plus, one of the canine stars of the film, Teddy, will be there as well!

The 2 hour program includes:

▪ Meet-and-greet with the “Stars” of the show
▪ “BILLIE” short animation about animal adoption 
▪ “FLYING FUR” Feature presentation
▪ Q&A with the filmmakers 
▪ After screening socializing and photos in the lobby 

Find more “FLYING FUR” movie information on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: #flyingfuranimalrescuedocumentary and #path88productions

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"FLYING FUR" in Bucksport, ME
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

"FLYING FUR" in Bucksport, ME

Our “Fur Has Landed” tour visits historic Bucksport, Maine!

The #FLYINGFURanimalrescueDOCUMENTARY screenings continue in the New England region with a visit to this charming town just off the Atlantic and just down the road from Bangor.

Our 06/27 screening takes place in the wonderful Alamo Theatre. Doors open at 7:00pm and the program starts at 7:20.

Welcome to the friendly skies of animal rescue. Saving dogs and cats one flight at a time is the mission, but changing the fate of these lovable creatures is no easy task. Lives are at stake and failure is not an option.

Tickets for the “FLYING FUR” documentary screening event are $15. Portions of the proceeds go to the organizations featured in the film: Flying Fur Animal Rescue, Wilson County Humane Society, and Animals R Family.

Meet the two film directors, Alicia Wszelaki and Matthew Nothelfer. Plus, one of the canine stars of the film, Teddy, will be there as well!

The 2 hour program includes:

▪ Meet-and-greet with the “Stars” of the show
▪ “BILLIE” short animation about animal adoption 
▪ “FLYING FUR” Feature presentation
▪ Q&A with the filmmakers 
▪ After screening socializing and photos in the lobby 

Find more “FLYING FUR” movie information on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: #flyingfuranimalrescuedocumentary and #path88productions

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"FLYING FUR" in Brunswick, ME
Jun
23
10:30 AM10:30

"FLYING FUR" in Brunswick, ME

The #FLYINGFURanimalrescueDOCUMENTARY screenings continue in the “Pine Tree State.” Join us in Brunswick, Maine; a short drive up the road from Portland!

Our 06/23 screening takes place at a very special venue, the Evening Star Cinema. We’re honored that we can screen in such a well renowned neighborhood theatre. Just like our film, the Evening Star exists with a passionate DIY attitude. Not only will you be supporting animal welfare at this event, but you’ll be helping a great classic theater to keep going!

More info here: https://www.gofundme.com/eveningstar-changeover

Doors open at 10:30am, and the screening program starts at 10:45am.

Tickets for the “FLYING FUR” documentary screening event are $15. Portions of the proceeds go to the organizations featured in the film: Flying Fur Animal Rescue, Wilson County Humane Society, and Animals R Family.

Meet the two film directors, Alicia Wszelaki and Matthew Nothelfer. Plus, one of the canine stars of the film, Teddy, will be there as well!

The 2 hour program includes:

▪ Meet-and-greet with the “Stars” of the show
▪ “BILLIE” short animation about animal adoption 
▪ “FLYING FUR” Feature presentation
▪ Q&A with the filmmakers 
▪ After screening socializing and photos in the lobby 

Find more “FLYING FUR” movie information on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: #flyingfuranimalrescuedocumentary and #path88productions

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Ramsgate Film Festival, U.K.
Jun
13
to Jun 16

Ramsgate Film Festival, U.K.

  • 18 Wilfred Road Ramsgate, Kent CT11 7RB United Kingdom United Kingdom (map)
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The Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival

Set in England's Royal Harbour, and the stunning location to multiple award winning and acclaimed TV and Film productions, the third Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival will show new works and help promote film makers and cultural awareness. Our screenings will be complemented by an international programme of unique events and seminars, with high profile industry professionals. As an organisation committed to raising the bar on diversity, we particularly welcome submissions that embrace the BFI diversity standards.

We are honoured and proud that our Patron, BAFTA, Globe and Cannes Best Actress Winner and Oscar-nominated Brenda Blethyn, will select the winner of First Feature Film Category, and will be joined by Award winning guests.

Now in its third year, the Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival has quickly gained a reputation for screening high quality films and taking care of their film-makers. A beautiful bronze Anchor is awarded to the Best Film of the festival, as well as other prizes including the Brenda Blethyn special award for Best First Feature. Screenings will mainly take place at the Granville Cinema, Ramsgate, and a number of other coastal venues. With the backdrop of the stunning Royal Harbour, unique in the UK, Ramsgate also offers festival goers the opportunity to explore the area rich in culture, maritime heritage and historic architecture, as well as enjoying its waterside and cafés. The Vikings, Romans and early Christians, all first came to the UK via Ramsgate’s coast. Now, travelling by high speed train, London can be reached in 66 minutes and Paris and Brussels are only 2 hours 45 minutes away.

In the past two years, speakers have included the entertainment PR Gary Springer, Bond girl and Carry On actress Valerie Leon, Dee Anderson from the Thunderbirds, composer Simon Boswell, costume designer Tom Rand and The King's Speech producer Joan Lane.

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"FLYING FUR" in Princeton, NJ
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

"FLYING FUR" in Princeton, NJ

“The Fur Has Landed” tour is in the ivy at Princeton! The #FLYINGFURanimalrescuedocumentary road show is continuing into New Jersey on June 8th!

Welcome to the friendly skies of animal rescue. Saving dogs and cats one flight at a time is the mission, but changing the fate of these lovable creatures is no easy task. Lives are at stake and failure is not an option.

Tickets for the “FLYING FUR” documentary screening event are $15. Portions of the proceeds go to the organizations featured in the film: Flying Fur Animal Rescue, Wilson County Humane Society, and Animals R Family.

Pilot Paul Steklenski will be in attendance as well as the two film directors, Alicia Wszelaki and Matthew Nothelfer. Plus, one of the canine stars of the film, Teddy, will be there as well!

LOCATION: The Princeton Garden Theatre, 7006, 160 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542

The 2 hour program includes:

▪ Meet-and-greet with the “Stars” of the show
▪ “BILLIE” short animation about animal adoption 
▪ “FLYING FUR” Feature presentation
▪ Q&A with the filmmakers 
▪ After screening socializing and photos in the lobby 

Find more “FLYING FUR” movie information on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: #flyingfuranimalrescuedocumentary and #path88productions

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NHdocs Film Festival, CT #2
Jun
5
9:00 PM21:00

NHdocs Film Festival, CT #2

  • Whitney Humanities Center Room 208 (208) at Yale, 53 Wall Street (map)
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FLYING FUR is heading to the Yale campus for TWO SHOWS! Our documentary short is an official selection of the NHdocs film festival and will screen for the second time in the Whitney Humanities Center Room 208 (208) at Yale, 53 Wall Street on Wednesday, June 5th, at 9:00pm.

One of the stars of the film, Teddy, will be in attendance. He may not be as well renowned as the Yale bulldogs, but if we keep getting into more film festivals you never know!


NHdocs seeks to build a sense of community among documentary filmmakers from the greater New Haven area (and we are quite inclusive in our reach!). Many of these filmmakers work as independents, some teach at universities in the area, while others rely on various kinds of day jobs. We look forward to showing work that has been or will be shown at prominent International Film Festivals, but we also want to show work being done in the city’s schools and by students at nearby universities. We are resolutely democratic in our embrace of the documentary tradition on the local as well as the international level. We can learn from and support each other.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

What we screen: We are a regional documentary film festival with a world-class twist. We solicit material by filmmakers from Connecticut and Rhode Island, and beyond. We also screen films about Connecticut made by non-local filmmakers. If your film is amazing, we will most likely program it, no matter where you're from.

Our student competition is limited to students who have either grown up in Connecticut and Rhode Island or who attend college in these two states.) Our final weekend consistently features a retrospective by a renowned filmmaker(s), whose current work brings then renewed, timely attention. In 2016 it was Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney. For 2017, we featured recent documentaries by Academy-Award winning filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker and his partner Chris Hegedus, concluding with their animal-rights documentary Unlocking the Cage (2016). We also offered a works-in-progress screening for local filmmakers and a series of panels for both aspiring and experienced filmmakers on such topics as Guerilla producing/fund-raising, digital cinematography, and post-production. 

Where we screen: The vast majority of our screenings take place at Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center 240-seat auditorium, 53 Wall St, New Haven, CT. We can show DCP, Blu-ray, 35mm and16mm film and regular DVD. We also screen documentaries in other rooms at the Humanities Center, and at the New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St., New Haven, CT. On Saturday and Tuesday evenings, we screen a music documentary in conjunction with a live musical performance at Café Nine, 250 State St, New Haven, CT. This year we are looking for additional venues to expand our reach and audience.

Our philosophy: NHdocs seeks to build a sense of community among documentary filmmakers from the greater New Haven area (and we are quite inclusive in our reach!). Many area filmmakers work as independents, some teach at local universities, while others rely on various kinds of day jobs. We look forward to showing work that has been or will be shown at prominent International Film Festivals, but we also want to show work being done by local filmmakers whose work has not found the kind of recognition it deserves. We also look to faculty and students in the city’s schools and at nearby universities. We are resolutely democratic in our embrace of the documentary tradition on the local as well as the international level. 

Our Audience: NHdocs wants to help filmmakers find audiences for their documentaries. And we are presenting documentaries for audiences with a wide range of interests. This has included historical documentaries; music docs; portraits of artists; documentaries about social issues such as immigration, mental health, animal rights, and LGBT students in New Haven schools. We want to engage a variety of social and political issues such as mass incarceration or computer geeks seeking to undermine the world of government secrecy. Our line up is filled with remarkable surprises. People are encouraged to come and not only see but discuss what your neighbors have been doing. 

Our Origins: NHdocs came together in 2014 when four filmmakers from New Haven gathered together for the first time . . . in Missoula, Montana. That’s right: The Big Sky Documentary Festival in Missoula. And despite being from the same town, a few of us had never met before. It made us realize how desperately New Haven (and Connecticut) needed a film festival that could bring filmmakers together and help build community. 

In 2018, The New Haven Documentary Film Festival showed 85 documentary features and shorts. Most were local if not world premieres. 

The Organizers: NHdocs co-directors Gorman Bechard and Charlie Musser are veteran filmmakers who span the infamous town-gown divide. New Haven-born Bechard has directed 14 feature films (documentaries and fiction) since 1983. Charlie Musser has been teaching documentary filmmaking and a range of courses on film history/theory and criticism at Yale since 1992. Our two other co-founders (Lisa Molomot and Jacob Bricca) taught at Wesleyan but have moved to Arizona. Now we have been teaming up with other local New Haveners as our organization continues to grow. 

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NHdocs Film Festival, CT, #1
Jun
3
12:00 PM12:00

NHdocs Film Festival, CT, #1

  • Videotheque, New Haven Free Public Library, Philip Marrett room, 133 Elm Street, New Haven (map)
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FLYING FUR is heading to the Yale campus for TWO SHOWS! Our documentary short is an official selection of the NHdocs film festival and the first screening is at 12:00 PM on Monday – Videotheque, New Haven Free Public Library, Philip Marrett room, 133 Elm Street, New Haven (use main entrance, take a left at the large information desk)

NHdocs seeks to build a sense of community among documentary filmmakers from the greater New Haven area (and we are quite inclusive in our reach!). Many of these filmmakers work as independents, some teach at universities in the area, while others rely on various kinds of day jobs. We look forward to showing work that has been or will be shown at prominent International Film Festivals, but we also want to show work being done in the city’s schools and by students at nearby universities. We are resolutely democratic in our embrace of the documentary tradition on the local as well as the international level. We can learn from and support each other.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

What we screen: We are a regional documentary film festival with a world-class twist. We solicit material by filmmakers from Connecticut and Rhode Island, and beyond. We also screen films about Connecticut made by non-local filmmakers. If your film is amazing, we will most likely program it, no matter where you're from.

Our student competition is limited to students who have either grown up in Connecticut and Rhode Island or who attend college in these two states.) Our final weekend consistently features a retrospective by a renowned filmmaker(s), whose current work brings then renewed, timely attention. In 2016 it was Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney. For 2017, we featured recent documentaries by Academy-Award winning filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker and his partner Chris Hegedus, concluding with their animal-rights documentary Unlocking the Cage (2016). We also offered a works-in-progress screening for local filmmakers and a series of panels for both aspiring and experienced filmmakers on such topics as Guerilla producing/fund-raising, digital cinematography, and post-production. 

Where we screen: The vast majority of our screenings take place at Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center 240-seat auditorium, 53 Wall St, New Haven, CT. We can show DCP, Blu-ray, 35mm and16mm film and regular DVD. We also screen documentaries in other rooms at the Humanities Center, and at the New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St., New Haven, CT. On Saturday and Tuesday evenings, we screen a music documentary in conjunction with a live musical performance at Café Nine, 250 State St, New Haven, CT. This year we are looking for additional venues to expand our reach and audience.

Our philosophy: NHdocs seeks to build a sense of community among documentary filmmakers from the greater New Haven area (and we are quite inclusive in our reach!). Many area filmmakers work as independents, some teach at local universities, while others rely on various kinds of day jobs. We look forward to showing work that has been or will be shown at prominent International Film Festivals, but we also want to show work being done by local filmmakers whose work has not found the kind of recognition it deserves. We also look to faculty and students in the city’s schools and at nearby universities. We are resolutely democratic in our embrace of the documentary tradition on the local as well as the international level. 

Our Audience: NHdocs wants to help filmmakers find audiences for their documentaries. And we are presenting documentaries for audiences with a wide range of interests. This has included historical documentaries; music docs; portraits of artists; documentaries about social issues such as immigration, mental health, animal rights, and LGBT students in New Haven schools. We want to engage a variety of social and political issues such as mass incarceration or computer geeks seeking to undermine the world of government secrecy. Our line up is filled with remarkable surprises. People are encouraged to come and not only see but discuss what your neighbors have been doing. 

Our Origins: NHdocs came together in 2014 when four filmmakers from New Haven gathered together for the first time . . . in Missoula, Montana. That’s right: The Big Sky Documentary Festival in Missoula. And despite being from the same town, a few of us had never met before. It made us realize how desperately New Haven (and Connecticut) needed a film festival that could bring filmmakers together and help build community. 

In 2018, The New Haven Documentary Film Festival showed 85 documentary features and shorts. Most were local if not world premieres. 

The Organizers: NHdocs co-directors Gorman Bechard and Charlie Musser are veteran filmmakers who span the infamous town-gown divide. New Haven-born Bechard has directed 14 feature films (documentaries and fiction) since 1983. Charlie Musser has been teaching documentary filmmaking and a range of courses on film history/theory and criticism at Yale since 1992. Our two other co-founders (Lisa Molomot and Jacob Bricca) taught at Wesleyan but have moved to Arizona. Now we have been teaming up with other local New Haveners as our organization continues to grow. 

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"FLYING FUR" in Wilson, NC
Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

"FLYING FUR" in Wilson, NC

Sure to be one of the most wonderful shows on the #FLYINGFURanimalrescuedocumentary tour! Our event at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center is FREE and open to the public.

We will be celebrating the hard work and dedication of the Wilson County Humane Society volunteers. Join us for the party and a special film screening.

This will be the world premiere of the extended "FLYING FUR" Director's cut!

Much of the film was shot in Wilson, NC and features fosters, volunteers, and organizers from the Wilson County Humane Society. It’s an honor to screen the film in their hometown. Come and be part of this incredible event.

Find more “FLYING FUR” movie information on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: #flyingfuranimalrescuedocumentary and #path88productions

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"FLYING FUR" in Louisville, KY
May
28
6:30 PM18:30

"FLYING FUR" in Louisville, KY

The #FLYINGFURanimalrescuedocumentary road tour continues. “The Fur Has Landed” in Louisville!

Paul Steklenski was stationed at Ft. Knox while in the Army, and we’re honored to bring a film about him back to his old stomping grounds.

Now, as a private pilot, he’s turned his military tenacity into saving animals. Come out to the showing, learn about his story, and support his cause of animal rescue education.

Tickets for the “FLYING FUR” documentary screening event are $15. Portions of the proceeds go to the organizations featured in the film: Flying Fur Animal Rescue, Wilson County Humane Society, and Animals R Family. The two directors, Alicia Wszelaki and Matthew Nothelfer will be in attendance. Plus, one of the canine stars of the film, Teddy, will be there as well!

LOCATION: Village 8 Theatres, 4014 Dutchmans Ln #16, Louisville, KY 40207

The 2 hour program includes:

▪ Meet-and-greet with local rescues 
▪ “BILLIE” short animation about animal adoption 
▪ “FLYING FUR” Feature presentation
▪ Q&A with the filmmakers 
▪ After screening socializing and photos in the lobby 

Regional shelters/rescues will be on hand to help spread the word of animal rescue, interact with the community, and hopefully find forever homes for precious animals.

Find more “FLYING FUR” movie information on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: #flyingfuranimalrescuedocumentary and #path88productions

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"FLYING FUR" in Concord, NH
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

"FLYING FUR" in Concord, NH

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE. 10am May 25th. LOCATION: Red River Theatre, Concord, NH

THE “FUR HAS LANDED” 2019 TOUR!

Tickets for the “FLYING FUR” screening event are $15 and portions of the proceeds from all sales go to the organizations featured in the film: Flying Fur Animal Rescue, Wilson County Humane Society, and Animals-R-Family Dog and Cat Rescue.

Our “FLYING FUR” event in Concord starts with a half-a-hour meet-and-greet session in the lobby of the Red River Theater. The two directors, Alicia Wszelaki and Matthew Nothefler will be in attendance. Plus, one of the canine stars of the film, Teddy, will be there as well!

A 10 minute introduction of the film and local animal rescue/shelters will take place in the screening room.

The film program is 40 minutes long. The screening opens with a short animation film about animal adoption entitled “BILLIE” (4 minutes), and continues with the feature “FLYING FUR” (36 minutes).

The event concludes with a 10 minute Q&A with the filmmakers and a half-a-hour socializing session in the lobby.

The total run time of the event will be approximately 2 hours.

Here are the regional shelters/rescues that will be on hand helping to spread the word of animal rescue, interact with the community, and hopefully find forever homes for these precious animals:

• Manchester Animal Shelter

• Canine Commitment New England

• Mary’s Dogs

• Hearts and Tails Animal Alliance

• Second Chance Ranch Rescue

Find more “FLYING FUR” movie information on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: #flyingfuranimalrescuedocumentary and #path88productions

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"FLYING FUR" in Glens Falls, NY
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

"FLYING FUR" in Glens Falls, NY

GLENS FALLS, NEW YORK. 6:00pm May 23rd.

LOCATION: Charles R. Wood Theater

Our upcoming show in Glen Falls, NY is quite special. The executive director of the Charles R. Wood theater is also a rescue dog owner! She’s helping to spread the word of animal adoption by hosting our film at her incredible venue.

Are you in the upstate New York region? This is the screening for you! A beautiful theater and a warm and wonderful film, what could be better?

Tickets for the “FLYING FUR” screening event are $15 and portions of the proceeds from all sales go to the organizations featured in the film: Flying Fur Animal Rescue, Wilson County Humane Society, and Animals-R-Family Dog and Cat Rescue.

Our “FLYING FUR” event in Glen Falls starts with a half-a-hour meet-and-greet session in the lobby. The two directors, Alicia Wszelaki and Matthew Nothefler will be in attendance. Plus, one of the canine stars of the film, Teddy, will be there as well!

A 10 minute introduction of the film and local animal rescue/shelters will take place in the screening room.

The film program is 40 minutes long. The screening opens with a short animation film about animal adoption entitled “BILLIE” (4 minutes), and continues with the feature “FLYING FUR” (36 minutes).

The event concludes with a 10 minute Q&A with the filmmakers and a half-a-hour socializing session in the lobby.

Find more “FLYING FUR” movie information on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: #flyingfuranimalrescuedocumentary and #path88productions

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Adrian International FF, MI
May
18
2:00 PM14:00

Adrian International FF, MI

ADRIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Festival Date: May 17th and 18th, 2019

The Adrian International Film Festival is proud to be returning to historic Adrian, Michigan. Filmmakers from around the world will again travel to the Southeastern Michigan town for one of the fastest growing festivals in the Midwest.

The Adrian International Film Festival is a not-for-profit event, geared towards the continued revitalization of downtown Adrian. The AIFF team is building a Festival that filmmakers and community members alike look forward to each year.

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"FLYING FUR" in Midland, MI
May
11
2:30 PM14:30

"FLYING FUR" in Midland, MI

“The Fur Has Landed” Tour for the Tri-Cities. LOCATION: Midland Center for the Arts.

TRI-CITIES TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

Pilot Paul Steklenski saves animals from kill shelters and flies them to their forever homes. Follow Paul’s mission and learn why he and his team from North Carolina refuse to quit!

Help support a good cause. Portions of proceeds go to the organizations featured in the film: Flying Fur Animal Rescue, Wilson County Humane Society, and Animals R Family. The two directors, Alicia Wszelaki and Matthew Nothelfer will be in attendance.

The 2 hour program includes:

▪ Meet-and-greet with local rescues
▪ “BILLIE” short animation about animal adoption
▪ “FLYING FUR” Feature presentation
▪ Q&A with the filmmakers
▪ After screening socializing and photos in the lobby


The following regional shelters/rescues will be on hand to help spread the word of animal rescue, interact with the community, and hopefully find forever homes for precious animals:

▪ HUMANE SOCIETY OF MIDLAND COUNTY
▪ SOS ANIMAL RESCUE


Find more “FLYING FUR” movie information on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: #flyingfuranimalrescuedocumentary and #path88productions

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"FLYING FUR" in Doylestown, PA
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

"FLYING FUR" in Doylestown, PA

The Doylestown, PA Meet-Up featuring attendance by Paul Steklenski. This event is FREE.*

The Doylestown meet-up is a special event! Not only will Paul Steklenski attend this screening, but he’s also bringing along FLYING FUR 2, the “Pawty Bus!”

The "FLYING FUR" Doylestown premiere takes place at the historical County Theater.

There will two screenings of “FLYING FUR. The first event starts @9:00am. The second event starts @10:45am.

Come and meet the characters in the documentary, Paul Steklenski, film directors Alicia Wszelaki and Matt Nothelfer, and even the canine stars.  They'll all take part in a pre-screening meet-and-greet.  Plus, after the screening they'll host a Q&A session.

This event is created in assistance with Doylestown resident Tony Arjona, an aviation enthusiast and cinema aficionado focused on supporting films in the Doylestown community.  Thanks Tony.  Be sure to check out Tony's 2019 Cinema Series! 

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"FLYING FUR" in Augusta, GA
Apr
28
3:30 PM15:30

"FLYING FUR" in Augusta, GA

APRIL 28th, 3:30pm. LOCATION: Augusta Museum of History, 30, 560 Reynolds St, Augusta, GA 30901

THE “FUR HAS LANDED” 2019 TOUR!

Tickets for the “FLYING FUR” screening event are $15 and portions of the proceeds from all sales go to the organizations featured in the film: Flying Fur Animal Rescue, Wilson County Humane Society, and Animals-R-Family Dog and Cat Rescue.

Our “FLYING FUR” event in Augusta starts with a meet-and-greet session. The two directors, Alicia Wszelaki and Matthew Nothefler will be in attendance.

An introduction of the film and local animal rescue/shelters will take place in the screening room.

The film program is 40 minutes long. The screening opens with a short animation film about animal adoption entitled “BILLIE” (4 minutes), and continues with the feature “FLYING FUR” (36 minutes).

The screening will conclude at approximately 5:30pm.

The event continues with Q&A with the filmmakers and a half-a-hour socializing session in the public space of the museum.

Here are the regional shelters/rescues that will be on hand helping to spread the word of animal rescue, interact with the community, and hopefully find forever homes for these precious animals:

Hands to Paw Rescue

Molly’s Militia

Southern Souls

Aiken Equine Rescue

The Shelter Rescue Project

Kitty Konnection

2 Hands Saving 4 Paws

Find more “FLYING FUR” movie information on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: #flyingfuranimalrescuedocumentary and #path88productions

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ME Film Festival, GA
Apr
26
5:00 PM17:00

ME Film Festival, GA

The Milledgeville and Eatonton Film Festival

FLYING FUR is screening April 26th @5pm. Venue: Georgia College Arts and Sciences Auditorium

The 6th annual ME Film Festival will showcase filmmaking talents from more than 40 countries over six days. Located in the heart of central Georgia, the ME Film Festival sets itself apart by creating an intimate atmosphere between other filmmakers and industry professionals, fostering unique and worthwhile networking opportunities you’re unlikely to receive anywhere else.

The industry panels we offer are wide-ranging, providing experienced insight into craft building, crowdfunding, and social issues in the film industry. Past panelist have included actors Scott Takeda (Gone Girl, Everything Must Go) and April Billingsley (The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries), industry Executive John Heinsen (VP of New Media, Producers Guild of America), and writer Jesse Zwick (Parenthood, About Alex). Our keynote speakers have included Academy Award Nominated producers Cathleen Sutherland (Boyhood) and Rachel Winters (Dallas Buyers Club).

The ME Film Festival is open to seasoned veterans and first-time filmmakers alike, as we curate only the best stories from hundreds of submissions. Our categories include drama, comedy, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, documentary, with special emphasis in international programming. There is also a short and feature length screenwriting competition, with a live cast reading of the nominated scripts. Winners are honored at our red carpet award ceremony.


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SDFW, San Diego, CA
Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

SDFW, San Diego, CA

The 3rd Annual San Diego Film Week is a 10-day-long celebration of film in America's Finest City. Over 100 local, national and international films will be showcased along with workshops, parties and panels. Showcasing a variety of local films as well as "best-of" selections from San Diego's diverse film festivals. It is being held in April 11-20 of 2019 in various venues locations across San Diego County.

The third annual San Diego Film Week will include special screenings from film communities around the pacific southwest including California, Arizona and Nevada. Filmmakers from California (outside of San Diego), Nevada and Arizona are invited to participate in San Diego Film Week 2019. Submissions from these areas will be discounted in 2019 and submissions will be considered for inclusion in 2019 San Diego Film Week. Of special consideration are independent films made by independent filmmakers in those regions.

San Diego Film Week accepts local short and feature narrative and documentary films, webisodes, music videos, commercials from student and professional/independent filmmakers. 

The 2019 San Diego Film Week culminates with the 6th Annual San Diego Film Awards.

San Diego Film Week highlights:

Screenings from local film festivals 
Over 100 films produced in San Diego's Film Industry 
Workshops and Panels 
"Emerging Filmmakers Exhibition" 
"Film Market" featuring workshops, investors and distributors looking for feature film and television content. 
Preview Night and Opening Red Carpet Gala featuring A-List Acting Awards and Live Announcement of 2019 San Diego Film Awards Nominations

San Diego Film Awards Highlights:

Academy Awards Style Awards Show 
Red Carpet and Interviews 
VIP Opening Reception 
Guest Stars and Presenters 
27 Awards in 4 categories for Film Awards eligible films 
Televised on local station

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WIFI Film Festival, KS
Apr
11
to Apr 13

WIFI Film Festival, KS

  • 1700 Southwest College Avenue Topeka, KS, 66621 United States (map)
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Washburn International Film Institute

FESTIVAL DATE: APRIL 11-13, 2019, WASHBURN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

In 2017, Matthew Nyquist, an experienced filmmaker, joined the Department of Mass Media at Washburn University as an assistant professor in film and video. Nyquist’s Hollywood background gave him a vision for a film program that would encourage and help prepare Washburn students to take their stories from the Midwest to a national stage through film.

Nyquist’s dedication and enthusiasm for the mass media program was shared by his colleagues in the department and championed by Maria Stover, the chair of the Department of Mass Media. Through a unique opportunity provided by Allan Holzman, acclaimed Hollywood filmmaker and lecturer at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, the idea of a film festival at Washburn was born and the very first WIFI Film Festival will feature Holzman’s documentary on DACA and immigration.

In August 2018, the  Department of Mass Media faculty created an internal organization  called the Washburn International Film Institute,  or WIFI for short. Under the direction of Nyquist, a dedicated leadership comprised of Washburn faculty and valuable community members was formed. 
Each year, the WIFI Film Festival adopts a theme that it promotes through its work in the community and on campus. This year, the festival has adopted Washburn University’s spring 2019 theme: Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Action. The featured film at the 2019 WIFI Film Festival, by Allan Holzman, will express these ideas as it looks into DACA and immigration in the United States.

Our Mission

WIFI is dedicated to promoting and celebrating film production, stories from the Midwest, and education at Washburn University, in the Topeka community, and in the state of Kansas. Its leadership holds to the mission statement of Washburn University and sees WIFI as an organization that will allow the department to foster and engage in relationships that will enhance students’ lives and help them in their development as productive and responsible citizens. 

At the core of WIFI’s inception is the belief that cinema is one of the most democratic arts with its ability to reach large audiences on an accessible and inclusive level.   
Each year, the WIFI Film Festival adopts a theme that it promotes through its work in the community and on campus. This year, the festival has adopted Washburn University’s spring 2019 theme: Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Action. The featured film at the 2019 WIFI Film Festival, by Allan Holzman, will express these ideas as it looks into DACA and immigration in the United States.

Our Vision

We hold the guiding principle that students at Washburn, Topeka community members, and Kansans should have a place to showcase and promote their work and come together to celebrate stories from the Midwest in film and artistic expression. We believe there are unique stories that can only be found in the Midwest, and particularly in Kansas. We support filmmakers in producing and creating stories from the Midwest that need to have a voice in our world and we advance the impact of those stories.

2019 WIFI Film Festival Partners:

Washburn University Partners:

Student Life

College of Arts and Sciences

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Washburn Student Government Association

The Department of Music

The Department of English

The Department of Theatre

The Department of History

The Department of Art

The Department of Political Science

Community Partners:

The Mulvane Art Museum

KTWU

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Utah FF & Awards, UT
Apr
5
12:30 PM12:30

Utah FF & Awards, UT

  • 328 E 50 N Vineyard Vineyard, UT, 84058 United States (map)
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THE UTAH FILM FESTIVAL AND AWARDS

FLYING FUR is up for an UFF&A award. No screening of the film is scheduled at this event.

More talent than a room full of Oscars hopefuls. 
More lens flare than a JJ Abrams film. 
More timeless films than a dusty Blockbusters.

Hyperbole may be funny, but the Utah Film Festival is no joke.

Filmmakers and film enthusiasts gather every year from across the world to see the burgeoning talent spilling out of Utah.

“…Utah?”

Yes, Utah. See, every good thing in California is moving to Utah. Don’t believe us? Utah, known as the Silicon Slopes (see ya, Silicon Valley) has tech firms sprouting up or uprooting and moving here in droves. Comicon and other festivals are having some of their most successful turnouts in charming Salt Lake City, Utah. It was only a matter of time before film festivals in Utah became dominant, and the Utah Film Festival has become one of the most reputed in the film industry.

From humble beginning in 2011, the Utah Film Festival have risen to become one of Utah’s premiere film festivals and award shows.

While boasting legends in the industry like Oscar Nominee Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water), Sean Astin (Lord Of The Rings), Lauren Lapkus (Jurassic World, Orange is the New Black, Blended) Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory), the Utah Film Festival have managed to maintain the personal, intimate networking opportunity it has always been. It’s as excellent as it sounds, like biscoff ice cream or an on-set massage therapist.

You decide what you’ll get out of it, when you submit your film and come to the Utah Film Festival 

Will you meet your film’s next investor, a distribution company looking for a finished film, a production company looking to option scripts, a casting director looking to hire new talent, producers/directors looking to hire crew, or advertising agencies looking to hire production companies for commercial work?

The opportunity at the Utah Film Festival is, like Batman movie reboots or Red Robin’s fries, endless.

Industry veterans, extraordinary filmmakers, and top-shelf enthusiasts are coming together in such a way that makes it hard to leave…sounds like the right party to be at.

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