SEPTEMBER 23rd-27th, 2020
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Feature-Length and Short Films
The 2020 Footcandle Film Festival will screen films during the course of the festival weekend. There are 10 feature-length films and between 15-20 short films, all in a competitive field and eligible for awards determined by both judges and the audience.
Six awards will be presented at the end of the 2020 festival weekend: Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, Audience Favorite Feature and Audience Favorite Short. The awards will announced Sunday evening via a live web event.
For the safety of our cinephiles all of the festival films will screen online between Wednesday and Sunday. When possible filmmakers will join afterwards for a Q&A.
Scriptwriting Award Event, Thursday Sept. 24th
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE FOOTCANDLE FILM FESTIVAL?
The Footcandle Film Festival is designed to bring unique, challenging and entertaining films to Western North Carolina every September. The festival is being held by the founders and members of the Footcandle Film Society, a 650-member group dedicated to screening and discussing films on a monthly basis. The society was formed in late 2007 by Alan Jackson & Chris Frye. The inaugural film festival was held in September of 2015.
WHEN & WHERE CAN I BUY 2020 FESTIVAL TICKETS?
In mid-July 2020, Footcandle Society Members will be receiving an email with ticket purchasing information. General public ticket purchasing information will be made available on this site in early August 2020
WHAT ARE THE AWARDS AND PRIZES?
Both feature-length and short films will be screened at this year’s festival. At the award ceremony that ends the festival weekend, the following awards will be announced: one (1) “Best Narrative Feature”, one (1) “Best Narrative Short”, one (1) “Best Documentary Feature”, one (1) “Best Documentary Short” selected by a jury, and one (1) “Audience Favorite Feature” and one (1) “Audience Favorite Short” selected by those in attendance.
WHEN WILL THE 2020 FILM LINEUP BE ANNOUNCED?
The film submission process closed on June 1st, 2020. The films selected for the 2020 festival is scheduled to be announced by mid-July 2020.
Thank you to last year’s supporters!
This project was supported by the United Arts Council of Catawba County through the North Carolina Arts Council, with funding from the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
John & Connie Bools
Elizabeth and Cavelle Davolio
The Faltermayer Family
Sallie and Wallace Johnson
Kirby Kepford & Patricia Lee
Kent Kerley & Thom Hutchens
Cindy & Tom Lundy
Will & Kiran Harrill
Peg & Rich Hites
Laura & Paul Owens
Troy & Kari Alley
Richard & Margie Dickey