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Buffalo Niagara Film Festival Starts Tonight

The ten-day Buffalo Niagara Film Festival will be kicking off on Friday, April 8 and running through April 17.  The festival will bring together filmmakers, screenwriters, industry representatives and members of the local community to show appreciation for the art of film and support for those in Buffalo who make it their passion.

The festival will feature documentary films, feature films, music videos, short films, student films and Western New York films.  Those who attend will have the chance to see samples of the various film projects and also interact with the people who are involved in their creation.   It will also be a great networking opportunity for local filmmakers and those in the film industry.   The festival will include opening night galas, filmmaker receptions, panel discussions and seminars throughout the 10-day period.  

The three locations that will be hosting the events are The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, The Historic Riviera Theatre and The Rapids Theatre.  A complete list of the events and films being shown can be found on the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival website.

Squeaky Wheel will be featuring their works from “Channels: Stories from the Niagara Frontier & The Buffalo Youth Media Institute” at The Market Arcade Theater on Thursday, April 14 at 4 p.m.  The films included will all focus on Buffalo and some of the city’s remarkable people.  Admission to this community block screening will be $10 for non-members and $5 for members.  

All of the funds raised from ticket fees will go toward autism and related projects.  Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis as seats are limited.  To obtain tickets and learn more about the festival, visit the official website.

Written by Sarah Maurer

Sarah Maurer

I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2007 and began writing for Buffalo Rising as a journalism intern in 2010. Working with Newell and meeting numerous entrepreneurs, activists and everyday folks who were working to make their city better made a huge impact on my decision to stay here. After witnessing all the positive development and grassroots initiatives happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, I was inspired to pursue a term of service in AmeriCorps and a career in Buffalo's non-profit sector. I currently work in the housing department at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY and am excited to be a part of their ongoing efforts to revitalize the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. I also volunteer as the project coordinator for Artfarms Buffalo. I continue to write for Buffalo Rising because I love having the opportunity to stay connected to those working toward positive changes for the Queen City.

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