Over 60 films to be shown at Skyline Indie Film Fest

Old Town Winchester will hold the fourth annual Skyline Indie Film Fest on Thursday and Sept. 9 and 10, and will show independent films from around the world.

Brian Patrick, festival director, said between 250 to 300 typically attend the festival over the weekend, with more than 60 films being screened at various venues throughout Old Town Winchester.

“There is no shortage of films and movies being shown in the valley. We’re different because we show new, undistributed indie films from around the corner and around the world,” Patrick said. “We focus on the filmmaker and their work, pre-distribution, to share their amazing stories and incredible technical work.”

“We’re about discovering new talent and sometimes seeing a non-commercial side of known filmmaking talents,” he added. “Living in a bigger city in no way guarantees access to these films, even cites with an art house scene. Our audience appreciates these films because they are fresh and unburdened by the studio status quo.”

He said the event kicks off with a reception and toast, which is open to the public, at the Winchester Book Gallery at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The film showings will begin at 7 p.m.

Film showings will then resume from 3 to 11 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept 10, followed by a wrap-up party.

Venues will be the Espresso Bar & Café, Dharma Studio, Brewbaker’s Restaurant and Bright Box Theater, which are all located in Old Town Winchester.

For a listing of which films will be shown at each venue, visit the festival’s website at http://www.skylineindiefilmfest.org/.

Each film screening costs $10. A festival pass can also be purchased for $50.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com