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Screaming Ostrich Film Festival Oct 18th - 20th

Presented by Screaming Ostrich Film Festival at Arts at the Armory, Somerville MA

Oct 18 - 20 2019
Screaming Ostrich Film Festival Oct 18th - 20th

Full Screaming Ostrich Press Release:

The Screaming Ostrich Film Festival will be showing 7+ hours of Films, Animations, and Documentaries across various screening venues over a 3-day event from October 18th-20th. We are kicking off with a Halloween Bash at the Arts at the Armory in Somerville on Friday Night with Halloween Shorts, Animation, Live Music, and Networking.

Each subsequent day will also have a networking panel occurring before the screening sessions. Our first FREE Panel is Noon at the Fox Library, Arlington.


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Best Value: $15 for the Halloween Bash and all 3 days of screenings + Closing & Awards Party on Sunday or

  • $12 – Admission to Halloween Bash on Friday Night and Halloween/Horror Shorts (nothing too heavy or gory is on this schedule)
  • $5 each – Session 2 & 3 on Saturday, if purchased individually
  • $10 – Sunday’s R-Rated Session and Closing and Awards Party

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Friday, October 18th, 2019 - Arts at the Armory - 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Doors at 5:30 PM, Networking Party and Music, Films start at 7:30 PM

The Screaming Ostrich Film Festival hatches for its premiere year on Friday, October 18th at the Arts for the Armory in Somerville with a Halloween Bash! Doors open at 5:30pm with music from Special Guest, Stu Nunnery. Screaming… oops I meant film screenings of Halloween themed shorts (nothing too heavy) start at 7:30, Live music and plenty of time to mingle set the stage for a great night! Cash bar will be available. Costumes encouraged, but by no means required.

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Saturday, October 19th, 2019 - Capitol Theatre - 204 Mass Ave, Arlington, MA 02474

Saturday’s events will take place in and around the Capitol Theater in Arlington.

Noon - FREE TO THE PUBLIC - Network and Panel Session - Fox Library

A Free to the Public networking & panel session will take place at 12:00pm at the Fox Library. 175 Mass Ave Arlington Ma, right across from the Capitol Theatre.

Writer and Director Johnny Hickey of “Oxy-Morons” and soon to be released “Habitual” is scheduled to be taking part on the panel and answering questions. Habitual is a story about a disguised rave drug, a young group of party-goers, and a criminally insane mental patient bundle together on a hellbent trip to an underground rave. Joining Johnny will be Stu Nunnery; composer, musical recording artist, actor and activist, resuming his music career after a 30-year hiatus due to a serious hearing loss. Additionally, Chuck Slavin will panel as a Pro-Union Film Industry Partner with over 10+ years in the local New England Film & TV industry. Chuck is also a card-carrying member of 3 entertainment Unions IATSE, SAG-AFTRA, & IBEW. Finally, Writer and Director Brendan Egan will be on hand to speak and/or answer questions. At just 16-years old, he is one of the youngest registered screenwriters in the industry. 

3pm - FREE TO THE PUBLIC - Family Friendly Screening Session - Capitol Theatre

At 3pm is a Free 90-minute Family-Friendly screening event at the theater featuring the award winning "Snowflake." Snowflake is the story of Jesse, an introverted young girl, struggling with acceptance, who finds her voice with hip hop music.

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6pm - Session #2 - PG Rated - Capitol Theatre

6pm is the PG session where special guest, state Senator William Brownsberger, will speak about the issues covered in documentary "The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting." featured in the showing. Also screening is “The Lost Boy’ by Brendan Egan. At just 15-years old, he is one of the youngest registered screenwriters in the industry.

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8:30pm - Session #3 - Capitol Theatre

8:30pm is a roller coaster of a ride, tearing you through everything from a serious documentary "The Science of Behavior", potty mouthed puppets in space "Higher Space" to "Dreams Made Real" conceived, written, shot, edited, original score, and VFX all accomplished in only 48 hours by Director Ned Scannell. Boston's Screaming Ostrich tried to include something for everyone and boy do we have a mix!

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Sunday, October 20th, 2019 - encuentro 5 Collaboration Space - 9a Hamilton Place Boston, MA 02108

4:00pm - FREE TO THE PUBLIC - Final Neworking and Mingling Session

Sunday is our final networking beginning at 4pm. A casual way to meet other attendees and possibly the filmmakers themselves. A chance to reflect back on the weekend before the Closing Night finale begins.

6:30pm - R-Rated Session and at the Enceuntro5 location at 9a Hamilton Place Boston Ma.

This session is R-rated (18 and over). Rod Webber will be hosting his latest work, "Straight Pride is Hate Pride." Also scheduled is "Paying Up", a highly controversial film with a powerful statement on drug addiction.

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The screening will be followed by closing night festivities and awards ceremony at Enceuntro5.



Arts at the Armory

191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143


The Center for Arts at the Armory is conveniently located at 191 Highland Avenue between Davis and Union Squares in Somerville, Massachusetts. The award-winning Arts at the Armory Café can be found on the left-hand side as you enter the first floor.  A free 44-space parking lot is located behind the Armory.  An additional overflow parking lot is available.  Please see below for its location.