Stay tuned for more details for this year's festival!
Film Showings and Awards
This year our selections panel received nearly 45 short films to judge -- from Thailand, Spain, France and Italy and well as across the United States (California, Illinois Indiana, Michigan).Come view what they chose for first, second and third prizes as well as some of the other entries.)
Thursday, November 8
Saturday, November 8 - Pit & Balcony ( 7:00 p.m.)
Sponsored by Janet I. Martineau
Saginaw native Dan Smith composed the score for the 2014 thriller movie "Bachelors Grove," and from 7 to 11pm Saturday, Nov. 9, at Pit and Balcony Community Theatre we will host:
A concert featuring Smith and all-star band members Mike Brush, Laurie Middlebrook, Loren Kranz, John Rickert, Jeff Walikangas and Scott Vandell.
Presentations by Smith, the film's writer/director (Ricardo Islas), and two of its actresses (one of them Saginawian Tonia L. Carrier, who last year won a short film award at our festival).
A showing of "Bachelors Grove." Based on a real life Chicago area cemetery, supposedly one of the 10 most haunted places in America, this is the first movie inspired by the subject as weird things start happening in a neighboring town.
Even though the film is not exactly a zombie movie, those attending are invited to wear their best ghoulish garb. Beer and wine available for purchase. Tickets $10 general admission; $5 for festival pass holders. Advance single tickets and passes on sale at www.riversidesaginawfilmfestival.org.