2018 Somerville International Film Festival is ready to kick off ‪on July 13

Get ready for the 2018 Somerville International Film Festival, a free annual film festival meant to showcase innovative independent cinema from around the world by up-and-coming artists.

The 2018 edition of the Somerville International Film Festival will be part of the Somerville Artbeat Festival. ArtBeat is one of the area’s largest and most innovative arts festivals, with over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food, and all-age activities. In association with the Somerville Arts Council. Entry to the screenings is free of charge.

Aiming to inspire, motivate and award new talent, The Somerville Film Festival will take place in the bustling Davis Square neighborhood of Somerville (MA). As a celebration of the cinematic and visual arts, the festival will bring diverse international films to our community (The Somerville Theatre) and showcase the best regional and international filmmakers. Somerville Film Festival aims to expand the artistic image of our region, engage new audiences in the world of film, and inspire creativity in all of us.

This year’s highlights include the Boston feature documentary “The limits of my World” by Heather Cassano, which is scheduled on Friday July 13 at 8PM. The Limits of My World follows a nonverbal young man’s transition from the school system into adulthood. Brian has autism and faces the daily challenges of adjusting to his new life. Filmed from the intimate perspective of his older sister Heather, this documentary seeks to understand Brian’s personality beneath his disability. The Limits of My World is an autistic coming of age story, exploring what it means to be a nonverbal disabled person in a neurotypical society.

As this is an international film festival, the 2018 edition includes films from Norway, China, Belgium, Canada, Russia, Korea and Austria and of course the US.

The feature film presentation on Saturday July 14 at 8PM is Hurry Slowly (Norway) by Anders Emblem. Hurry Slowly is a warm slice-of-life film about Fiona and her younger brother Tom, whom she takes care of. We follow Fiona over a few life-changining summer months on the north-western coast of Norway, where she juggle the care of her brother, her job at the local ferry and her interest in music.

The full screening schedule is available on our the SIFF web site: http://www.somervillefilmfestival.com

The festival trailer: https://vimeo.com/278324010

The festival visual: http://www.somervillefilmfestival.com/images/somervilleff2018.jpg

Admission is free of charge, but we do recommend people to email us with the names and number of seats: info@somervillefilmfestival.com.

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