Click this link to purchase your 2016 Footcandle Film Festival tickets online!

Here’s the schedule for the weekend…

On Friday, September 23rd, we will get an early start to the festival by showing two North Carolina-based documentaries.  Each of these two screenings will be $5.00 per ticket.

Then, later that night is our Opening Night event where we screen our short film selections, followed by an opening night reception in the gallery of the Hickory Museum of Art.  For those brave and more “adventurous” viewers there will be a second late-night screening of edgier shorts we’re calling the “Night Gallery” following the reception.  The ticket price for this evening’s event is $20.00 per person, and includes food and drink at the reception.

On Saturday, September 24th – and running all day and evening – we will be screening our seven (7) narrative features in the Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block.  Then, on Sunday, September 25th – and running until mid-afternoon – we will be screening our four (4) documentary features also in the Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block.  All individual film screenings for both days will be $5.00 per ticket.

To see a list of all of the films and to read descriptions of each, please visit the “2016 Festival Information” link across the top menu bar.

At 6:30pm on Sunday there will be an awards ceremony at The Crossing at Hollar Mill where festival winners will be announced and a great dinner will be served.  The ticket for the ceremony and dinner is $30.00 per person.

Can’t choose which films to attend?  Starting this year, we are introducing “passes” for the festival.  You can choose to purchase a “Feature Film Pass” which will provide you with tickets for all thirteen (13) feature-length films throughout the weekend.  These passes are $50.00 and provide you with one ticket for each of the films (a $15.00 savings).  Each ticket can be given to someone else if you are unable to attend some of the films.

If you are interesting in attending ALL of the events for the weekend — the Opening Night Short Film Event & Reception, all thirteen feature films, and the Closing Night Awards Ceremony & Dinner, you can purchase an “All Access Pass” for $100.00!

To buy tickets online, please visit:

Once on the ticketing site you will see a list of the different films and events.  To buy tickets, select a film and then indicate the number of tickets you’d like to purchase.  Next click on the “Add Tickets” button to add them to your order.  To add other films click on the “Continue Shopping”  link and it will return you to the list of screenings to choose from.  You can order all of the tickets at one time if you use the shopping cart feature to check out.

More information about the films, along with trailers and bios of the directors, are available on the festival web site by clicking the “2016 Festival Films” link in the menu bar above.

If you have any questions, please respond and let us know through the “Contact Us” tab on the web site.  Thanks, and we hope to see you at the festival!