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Mystic Film Festival 2021
10/21/2021 - 10/24/2021
The 4th annual Mystic Film Festival returns to all-live programming at six local venues October 21-24 featuring 90 new short and feature-length documentary and narrative films from around the world, a screenwriting competition, three filmmakers’ workshops, and a celebratory flashback to the 1980s with a screening and costume dance party to honor filmmaker Susan Seidelman. Tickets are available online now.
The festival’s 2021 slate of films covers a wide range of topics including true crime; heroism; creating music, art, and dance; preserving farming and commercial fishing; jazz legends; relationship dynamics; life during a pandemic; the murder of George Floyd; immigration; humanity’s complex relationship with nature; and building cultural bridges between countries.
Mystic Luxury Cinemas; The Velvet Mill; La Grua Center; United Theater of Westerly, R.I.; the Mystic Noank Library; and the Mystic Seaport Museum’s Thompson Building will host film screenings.
The festival brings together diverse filmmakers and audiences to explore ideas, discuss the filmmaking process, and celebrate creativity. Through engaging community events, industry panels, and film screenings by acclaimed and up-and-coming talent, the festival is a special experience for filmmakers and audiences alike.