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Ogden Film Festival Celebrates Independent Films

The Award Winning Ogden Film Festival returns this weekend for a 3rd year with over 30 quality short films spanning 2 days. Join us November 8th and 9th as we celebrate independent film at Peery’s Egyptian Theater. Giveaways, live audience voting, filmmaker Q&A’s and the amazing historic venue are sure to provide a unique and engaging experience.

“I love Ogden. It has a very strong arts scene and the people are amazing” said Kasey LaRose, festival co-founder. “We started the Ogden Film Festival simply to celebrate a medium that fits with our community spirit, Independent Film. Nobody was really doing it on the scale that I think the locals deserve. A film festival that focuses on story-driven narrative and documentary filmmaking has been a wonderful addition to the great many things Ogden has to offer.”

Submissions were received from all over the world, and the lineup includes work from 4 First-Time Filmmakers, 9 Utah Locals and 7 from outside the United States. The majority of the festival is open to all ages, with late “After Dark” screenings held for more mature audiences and a children’s cartoon hour for those young at heart. Tickets range from $10 for individual events to $25 for 2-day all-inclusive passes.



     5:00 PM Filmmaker/VIP Meet & Greet*

     7:00 PM – Best of Narrative Short Films

     9:30 PM – After Dark: Best of Short Films for Ages 17+


     11:00 AM – Children’s Looney Toons Fest + Dry Cereal Bar (12 years and under free)

     A new way to get children involved in the festival showing “Saturday Morning Cartoons” with free cereal

     1:00 PM – Best of Documentary Short Films

     4:00 PM – Best of Outdoor Short Films

     7:00 PM – An Evening with Award-Winning Filmmaker, Ben Knight from Telluride, CO

     Featuring Oscar qualifying short “The Last Honey Hunter” created in partnership with National     

     Geographic and Camp4 Collective, plus Handpicked Selections of Short Films and Stories

     9:00 PM – Filmmaker/VIP After Party*

*These events are available for 2 Day Pass holders only.

According to festival co-founder Tyler Cahoon, the event is a partnership with Utah Film Commission, Egyptian Theatre Foundation, CIRCA3 and Nurture the Creative Mind. “We’re excited to have expanded our film lineup, based on the incredible response and feedback we received from last year’s event. We can’t wait to see where this event goes from here, thanks to the tremendous support from audiences and sponsors”.

For more information and complete list of selected films visit or Tickets available at and Peery’s Egyptian Theater Box Office.

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