The 5th Annual Mystic Film Festival returns to hybrid programming this year at four local venues from October 20-23 featuring new short and feature-length documentary and narrative films from around the world, a screenwriting competition, filmmakers’ workshops, industry events, and panel discussions; our online cinema platform will have encore presentations and some workshops and panels. Mystic Luxury Cinemas, La Grua Center, United Theater of Westerly, and the Mystic Seaport Museum will host film screenings.
The Mystic Film Festival Jury will recognize the top films in competition: Best Narrative Feature, Best Feature Documentary, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, Best International Narrative Feature, Best International Feature Documentary, Best International Narrative Short, Best International Documentary Short, Best New Director, Best New England Film, Human Rights Award, Best Conservation Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Student Film, Lifetime Achievement Award, Grand Jury Prize Narrative Feature, Grand Jury Prize Narrative Short, Grand Jury Prize Feature Documentary, Grand Jury Prize Documentary Short, Best Screenplay Narrative Feature, Best Screenplay Narrative Short, Audience Choice Award (festival-wide), and Audience Choice Award (Student Film Showcase). We will also be offering awards for the top winners of our our screenplay competition such as a meeting with a literary manager and ISAConnect Membership.
(If you have posted a Writing Gig, please click the red GIG REQUESTS button to view your submissions. If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)