SEPTEMBER 22nd-26th, 2021
Online Film Festival
Feature-Length and Short Films
The 2021 Footcandle Film Festival will screen films during the course of the festival weekend. There will be 10 feature-length films and between 15-25 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 2021 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 event.
In-Person & Online Screenings
The 2021 film festival will be a combination in-person and online event. Attendees can choose to attend select screenings in person or watch the films online the day after their premieres.
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?
Tickets are available now for the 2021 Footcandle Film Festival will be available in July 2021!
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 2021 FILM LINEUP BE ANNOUNCED?
The festival film selections and schedule will be announced in July, 2021!
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