Film festival starts Sept. 10

From staff reports

The Oil Valley Film Festival will be held Friday through Monday, Sept. 10-13, for its sixth season. The event will feature 23 films from around the globe.

Added to the lineup of films, special guest interviews will feature Natalie Metzger, film producer and vice president of development and production at Vanishing Angle, and screenwriter Jason Usry.

They will discuss their creative processes and what is next for them on their filmmaking slates.

“It really is a celebration of 10 vibrant countries being represented on screen this year, and I’m so proud of the work a lot of these filmmakers were able to accomplish while we’re still all in the midst of a global pandemic,” said festival director Matt Croyle.

The Short Film Program of the OVFF will be available to watch in-person, for free, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Oil City Library. Those in attendance will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and be required to wear a mask.

The following films will appear at the 2021 Oil Valley Film Festival:

Narrative Short Films

“Youth Will Not Sleep” (France) – Director Perrine Lamy-Quique

“Congratulations” (USA/Pakistan) – Director Asad Farooqui

“Scene Study” (USA) – Director Nate Hapke

“Tell Me About Tomorrow” (Russia) – Director Igor Zuikov

“A Godless Country” (Australia) – Director Jesse Richardson

“On/Off” (Argentina) – Director Nicolas Villrreal

“Flora” (Spain) – Director Javier Kuhn

“It’s So Charming” (Denmark) – Director Svend Colding

“Eternal” (Lithuania) – Director Ivan Shalaev

“Rent Do” (Canada) – Director Gavin Michael Booth

“Soyka” (USA) – Director Anastasiya Sergienya

“Oh No” (USA) – Director John DiMarco

“The Plumber” (USA) – Director Cate Carson

“Memoirs of a Dead Bitch” (USA) – Director Tatiana Paris

Narrative Feature Films

“The Colour of Spring” (Canada) – Director Paul Andrew Kimball

“My True Fairytale” (USA) – Director D. Mitry

“Bone Cage” (Canada) – Director Taylor Olson

“Shellfish” (USA) – Director Hunter Hopewell

Documentary Short Films

“Saving Greensboro” (USA) – Director Paul Hicks, Harry Oakes

“Trusted Messenger” (USA) – Director Chris Newberry

Documentary Feature Films

“Fearless” (USA) – Director Wojciech Lorenc

“The Game is Up” (USA) – Director Melissa Jo Peltier

The festival’s screenwriting competition winners will be announced Monday, Sept. 13.

The entire 2021 Oil Valley Film Festival will run Sept. 10-13 at

Questions can be answered by calling the Oil Valley Film Festival at (914) 279-5066.