Hickory – The third annual Footcandle Film Festival is set for September 28-30, 2018, in Hickory. The Festival will screen 37 films during the course of the weekend. There are 10 feature-length films and 17 short films, all in a competitive field and eligible for awards determined by both judges and the audience.

Six awards will be presented at the end of the 2018 festival weekend: Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, Audience Favorite Feature and Audience Favorite Short. The awards will be presented during the Closing Awards Dinner & Ceremony Sunday evening.

Go to footcandlefilmfestival.com and click on any of the film links to read more about the film and watch a trailer if available. To view the list of films by type, you can visit the Narrative Short Films, Documentary Short Films, Narrative Feature Films, or Documentary Feature Films pages directly on the website.

Tickets are on sale now for current Footcandle Film Society Members. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 6.

The following is the schedule for the 2018 Footcandle Film Festival. All screenings and events take place at the Drendel Auditorium, 243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601 at the SALT Block with the exception of the closing awards ceremony and dinner which will be held at Moretz Mills on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard.

2018 Footcandle Film Festival Schedule:

Thursday, September 27: 6:30pm — Special “Preview” Event; Information to be announced soon!

Friday, September 28: 10:00am — Film Screening: “Silas” (Documentary Feature); 1:00pm — Film Screening: “Fort Maria” (Narrative Feature); 3:00pm — Film Screening: To Be Announced; 6:30pm — Opening Night Event: Short Film Selections, Reception, and “Night Gallery” Collection.

Saturday, September 29:
10:00am — Film Screening: “The Best of All Worlds” (Narrative Feature); 1:00pm — Film Screening: “Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King” (Documentary Feature); 2:30pm — Film Screening: “Saints Rest” (Narrative Feature); 4:30pm — Short Documentary Film Block: Five short documentary films, including “Strange Kid“, “The Journey to Iceland“, “The Maestro“, “Somewhere in Beulah Land“, and “I Am Bisha“; 7:00pm — Special Film Presentation: “American Animals”; 9:30pm — Film Screening: “In Blue” (Narrative Feature).

Sunday, September 30:
10:00am — Short Narrative Film Block: Four short narrative films, including “Adnan’s Father“, “Arlo Alone“, “The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler“, and “Apart“; 12:00pm — Film Screening: To Be Announced; 2:00pm — Film Screening: “Don’t Talk to Irene” (Narrative Feature); 4:00pm — Film Screening: “In Pursuit of Justice” (Documentary Feature); 7:00pm — Closing Event: Awards Ceremony And Dinner (Moretz Mills; Doors open at 6:30pm).