Storytellers, movie makers, panels and workshops, oh my!
The Olympia Film Society presents its 35th Annual Film Festival November 9-17, 2018. The theme this year revolves around “Inclusion, Independence, Discovery.” OFS has curated over 50 features and shorts created by a diverse range of filmmakers and artists, with fresh new voices to expand everyones’ horizons.“
We had a wonderful group of festival programmers this year,” said film programmer Robert Patrick. “Everyone from Violet Lucca of the New York Film Critics Circle to Christopher Day of the Northwest Film Forum chipped in.”
“We’re thrilled to have doubled our guest list for this year’s festival. Academy Award-nominated director Whit Stillman will be at the Capitol Theater, presenting a three film retrospective (The Last Days of Disco, Metropolitan, Damsels in Distress). We’re also excited to have filmmaker Sophy Romvari, fresh off of her appearance at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, presenting her acclaimed short, Norman Norman. We also want to spotlight celebrated storyteller Avery Trufelman of 99% Invisible,” said Patrick. In all, 40 guests are slated to appear at this year’s festival. Arrangements to interview a guest can be made with OFS marketing director Jonah Barrett.
The festival will also expand to a satellite location, Octapas Café at 414 4th Ave E. Octapas will host panels and workshops that are free and open to the public, as well as a late-night disco party. There’s also a benefit comedy show for Sidewalk — a nonprofit organization serving vulnerable people in downtown Olympia.
The Olympia Film Festival began its run in 1984. The historic Capitol Theater serves as a space where the Olympia community gathers to connect, empower and support the arts.
What: 35th Annual Olympia Film Festival
When: November 9-17, 2018
Where: Capitol Theater—206 5th Ave SE – Olympia
Info, digital program & tickets: http://olympiafilmfestival.org
Press Contact: Jonah Barrett, Marketing Director Jonah@olympiafilmsociety.org 360-754-6670 ext. 11