Festival (Spring)

Editors’ Choice 

Salem Film Fest, Salem

Standout Qualities: The Salem Film Fest, which just celebrated its 10th year, has become one of New England’s largest documentary film festivals. Salem’s annual event has become a yearly go-to for sophisticated audiences seeking authentic and moving stories and filmmakers who want a quality experience on the busy film festival circuit.

Philosophy: As the first program director, Salem native Joe Cultrera crafted a philosophy that centered on creative and unique storytelling without compromise.

What’s Unique: Cultrera also came up with a model that pays filmmakers to participate and gets local businesses involved as sponsors, underwriting the film of their choice.

March 2018, salemfilmfest.com

 

Readers’ Choice 

Salem Film Fest, Salem