Eighth documentary film festival on the way

September 8, 2017 by  

The eighth Chagrin Documentary Film Fest is coming soon, and organizers recently revealed the films that will be shown, and their categories.

The event is sponsored by the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce, according to an article on Broadcast Newsroom. The 80 documentaries selected were created by filmmakers from 28 different countries, and cover many different topics.

The documentaries this year have been divided into ten categories. Festival attendees can decide which films they would like to see. The first category is Emerging Filmmakers, which focuses on the first films of up-and-coming directors. The second is Environmental Films, and the third, Feature Documentaries, presents films more than 40 minutes long.

The fourth category, Human Spirit, is devoted to uplifting stories of those who overcome adversity while the fifth, International Documentaries, were either filmed in other countries or deal with an issue of international importance. The sixth category is Local Interest, and the seventh focuses on Social Issues.

The eighth category features Student Films, and the ninth is devoted to Mockumentaries—films that use the documentary form for satire. The categories are rounded out by Short Documentaries, which come in at under 40 minutes. There will also be several films screened as Special Presentations.

The festival runs October 4-8, with screenings taking place in Chagrin Falls and throughout the area. Tickets are on sale now.

Events like this can benefit if organizers create flyers to distribute, showing which films are playing at which theaters and when.