Documentary films from around the world will take center stage in Chagrin Falls during the third annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival. The film topics will range from serious issues, to lighter fare and have been submitted from such distant lands as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Australia, Argentina, Peru, France, Netherlands, Cambodia, and Japan, as well as North American favorites from Canada and the U.S., including several entries from Ohio.
The documentary screenings will be shown in seven different venues throughout Chagrin Falls from Wednesday, October 3 through Sunday, October 7. The films range from a fun-loving feature about a yo-yo enthusiast to a heart-wrenching look at the insurmountable odds female veterans face when they return home from active duty.
Entries will compete for awards in nine different categories, including Best Documentary of the Festival. Films are judged based on a variety of criteria, including narrative, character, conflict, theme, editing and entertainment. Films range from 10 minutes to more than an hour in length.
Founded in 2010 in honor of student filmmaker, David Ponce, festival events include the Festival Opening Night, the Filmmaker Popcorn Awards Luncheon and a Red Carpet Gala. The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is designed to create an enlightening and family-friendly environment.
Festival ticket options include: two-to-three hour block of films for $10; festival opening and film for $25; filmmaker luncheon for $30; red carpet gala for $60; and an all-festival pass including the festival opening reception and screenings of all films for $65. For additional information about the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, visit www.chagrindocumentaryfilmfestival.org or call the Festival office at 440-247-1591.
The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is a program of Fevered Dream Productions, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enabling talented filmmakers to tell their unique stories. All donations are tax deductible as provided by law.