Premiere Year of Screaming Ostrich Film Festival October 18th-20th – A Filmmaker’s Festival Hatches

A Halloween Bash Friday the 18th at the Arts at the Armory with Halloween themed Shorts, Animation, and live music starts the 3-day event. Costumes Encouraged!
SOMERVILLE, MA ⎻ The world owes you 15 minutes of fame. It’s time for you to collect. The Screaming Ostrich Film Festival hatches for its premiere year on Friday, October 18th at the Arts for the Armory in Somerville with a Halloween Bash! Doors open at 5:30pm with music from Special Guest, Stu Nunnery. Screaming… oops I meant film screenings of Halloween themed shorts (nothing too heavy) start at 7:30, Light hors d’oeuvres and plenty of time to mingle set the stage for a great night! Cash bar will be available. Costumes encouraged, but by no means required.
A ticket to the Halloween Bash night is $12. A Filmmaker Festival Pass, Halloween Bash + admittance to all 3 days of screenings + Closing and Awards Party is only $15. 7+ hours of films, documentaries, animation, and music videos will fill the weekend along with other events. Tickets available at
Saturday’s events will take place in and around the Capitol Theater in Arlington. A Free to the Public networking & panel session will take place at 12:00pm at the Fox Library. 175 Mass Ave Arlington Ma, right across from the Capitol Theatre. Writer and Director Johnny Hickey of “Oxy-Morons” and soon to be released “The Habit” will be taking part in the panel and answering questions.
At 3pm is a Free 90-minute Family-Friendly screening event at the theater featuring the award winning “Snowflake.” Snowflake is the story of Jesse, an introverted young girl, struggling with acceptance, who finds her voice with hip hop music.
6pm is the PG session where special guest, state Senator William Brownsberger, will speak about the issues covered in the documentary “The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting” featured in the showing.
8:30pm is a roller coaster of a ride, tearing you through everything from a serious documentary to potty mouthed puppets in space! Boston’s Screaming Ostrich tried to include something for everyone and boy do they have a mix!
Sunday is the final networking event at 4pm followed by the final screenings at 6:30pm at the Enceuntro5 location at 9a Hamilton Place Boston Ma. This session is R-rated (18 and over). Rod Webber will be hosting his latest work, “Straight Pride is Hate Pride.” Also scheduled is “Paying Up”, a highly controversial film with a powerful statement on drug addiction.
The screening will be followed by a closing night festivities and awards ceremony at in downtown Boston.
Tickets can be purchased at $12 for the Halloween Bash but only $15 for the Bash and a weekend full of films, documentaries, animation, and music videos.
About the Screaming Ostrich Film Festival
When it comes to film festivals they all claim to be different. But, well, we’re different! We’re perhaps the first film festival to look ahead at what artists will accomplish instead of behind at what they’ve already done. So come join us for these great films and together we can imagine what these film makers will be creating for us in the future!

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