2016 Footcandle Film Festival Winners

And the winners are…

* Best Short Film: “I Only Smile in Pictures” (Director: Clayton Witmer)

* Best Feature-Length Narrative: “Remittance” (Directors: Patrick Daly and Joel Fendelman)

* Best Feature-Length Documentary: “Tower” (Director: Keith Maitland)

* Audience Favorite: “Hear the Silence” (Director: Ed Ehrenberg)


Thanks to all who attended & helped make this year such a big success!  Mark your calendars now for next year’s festival on September 22nd-24th, 2017.


Upcoming Screening – “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” – October 12th & 13th @ 7pm

hunt-wildepeople-posterFootcandle Film Society will be screening “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”, the latest from director Taika Waititi, on Wednesday October 12th & Thursday, October 13th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater in downtown Hickory.  Members are free & guests (if seating is available) are $5 at the door.

About the film:

A boy (Julian Dennison) and his foster father (Sam Neill) become the subjects of a manhunt after they get stranded in the New Zealand wilderness.

Upcoming Screening – “Love & Friendship” – September 7th & 8th @ 7pm

LoveFriendshipFootcandle Film Society will be screening “Love & Friendship” based on a novel by Jane Austen on Wednesday, September 7th & Thursday, September 8th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater.  The screening is free for members, guests (if space is available) are $5 at the door.

About the film:  In the 18th century, the seductive and manipulative Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale) uses devious tactics to win the heart of the eligible Reginald De Courcy.




Upcoming Screening – “Weiner” – Aug 10th & 11th

weiner-posterThe Footcandle Film Society will be screening the documentary “Weiner” on Wednesday, August 10th & Thursday, August 11th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater. All members are free, and any available seats will be sold to the general public for $5.00 each. We hope you can join us for the film and stay for a discussion afterwards.


About the film: A behind-the-scenes documentary about former U.S. Representative Anthony Wiener’s catastrophic race for Mayor of New York City in 2013.

Upcoming Screening – “Midnight Special” – July 13th & 14th @ 7pm

322198id1a_MidnightSpecial_Intl_W_Billing_27x40_1Sheet.inddFootcandle Film Society will be screening “Midnight Special” the latest film from director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud) on Wednesday, July 13th & Thursday, July 14th at 7pm at the Carolina Theater.  The screening is free for members; $5 at the door for guests (if seating is available).

About the film:

The government and a group of religious extremists pursue a man (Michael Shannon) and his son (Jaeden Liebeerher), a young boy who possesses special powers.

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