About The Festival

Welcome To FilmFest52


FilmFest52 is a new weekly film festival event created by the organizers of Connecticut Film Festival (CTFF) and The Bethel Film Festival (BFF) in partnership with The Bethel Cinema.

It’s the 10th Anniversary of CTFF and once again, we felt it was time to disrupt the peace in the film festival kingdom. It wasn’t enough that we were the first statewide, year-round festival. So, how about 52 weeks a year? We’ve taken our CTFF monthly series to a new level: Film Fest 52! Beginning April 1st, 2015, Wednesday Nights at The Bethel Cinema will become Independent Film Central.

Every Wednesday, FilmFest52 will showcase a diverse array of fictional and documentary feature films, dramatic and comedic shorts, international and student films as well as animations, music videos, webseries and commercials! All accepted projects have the opportunity to compete in a variety of categories for quarterly semi-finalists. The semi-finalists of each quarter will be judged and Best of Category award winners will be selected each year.

Numerous film premiere after parties and receptions will be held in the lobby of The Bethel Cinema as well as local restaurants and pubs within a short walk or drive of the theater.

Educational workshops, panels and keynotes will take place on more than two-dozen random Saturday and Sunday mornings throughout the year.

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