Be part of the festivals by submitting a movie!

Throughout the year there's opportunity to be part of the movie culture from abroad or right here in Honesdale, PA.  


Canaltown Short Spooky Movie Festival

Affectionately called Spookyfest, this event is an annual celebration, which began in 2014. Spookyfest is a presentation of short, spooky, moving pictures, in which the audience votes on their favorites.

Films: 7 minutes or less, spooky 
5th Annual Festival DateSaturday, October 20, 2018
Submission deadline: Sunday, September 30, 2018                                                                                                               

Submission Guidelines & Entry Form

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Moving Movie Festival

The first annual Moving Movie Festival kicked off in 2018. Venue-hop around town to see all the short films. Vote for your favorites!

Films: 15 minutes or less, any genre
2nd Annual Festival Date: Spring, 2019
Submission deadline: About a month prior, 2019

Submission Guidelines & Entry Form

Ticket info here. 


Screenings & Productions

We partner with an assortment of venues, creating and curating diverse playlists to offer alternative channels for cinematic enjoyment. From movie nights at local barber shops to premiere presentations at our area theater, our goal is to support independent artists and create a viewing environment where audiences can connect with something awesome, like being offered hot wing or honey butter flavored popcorn, during a "walk-in" theater, in a parking lot.

Event & community reflections