Apply for a 2023 Footcandle Filmmaker Grant
The Footcandle Film Society, through the Filmmaker Grant Program, provides financial support to projects that help to further the use of film as a story-telling medium and have a majority of their production work take place in North Carolina.
The 2023 Footcandle Film Festival is open for submissions!
Submit your film for consideration for this year’s festival, taking place September 15th-24th, 2023. Feature-length or short films, narrative or documentary are all welcome. Visit the festival’s FilmFreeway page for more information, guidelines, and the form for submission.
Next Film Society Screening:
SOMEWHERE IN QUEENS
screening at the Carolina Theater
Wednesday, June 7th and Thursday, June 8th
at 7:00pm each night.
Leo (Ray Romano) and Angela (Laurie Metcalf) live a simple, blue-collar life in Queens, surrounded by the big personalities of their overbearing Italian-American family. When their soft-spoken son finds success on his high-school basketball team and a chance at a life beyond what tradition expects, Leo tears the family apart trying to make it happen. Running time for this screening is 1 hour, 46 minutes.
The film screening is free to all Footcandle Film Society members; additional tickets will be sold at the box office for $5.00 each. We look forward to seeing everyone!
Watch trailer for SOMEWHERE IN QUEENS
The 2023 Footcandle Oscar Party!
Come watch the Academy Awards ceremony with us on Sunday, March 12th at Main Cellar City Club!
FAMILY FILM FRIDAYS
The Footcandle Film Society and the City of Hickory are bringing outdoor movies to downtown every other Friday evening! This Friday, July 8th, we will be hosting a free outdoor screening of PADDINGTON starting at approx. 8:30pm. Come join us in Union Square near the Sails for this free family movie Friday night!
Listen to the Footcandle Films Podcast
WHAT IS FOOTCANDLE?
Footcandle Film Society was founded in 2008 and has provided the citizens of Catawba County with an opportunity to view and discuss films that have traditionally not been available or shown in theaters in the area. The film society has shown at least one film per month since its inception, with the films ranging from documentaries, foreign narratives, and award-nominated movies of all genres. The screenings all include moderated discussions of the films. In addition to the monthly film screenings, the film society also brings the annual Footcandle Film Festival and Children's International Film Festival events to Western North Carolina.
Currently Playing in the Footcandle Online Cinema
2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Live Action
Five 2021 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (LIVE ACTION) “Feeling Through”: A broke teen looks for shelter on a cold night. His random encounter with a middle-aged, deaf-blind man changes his course,
2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Animated
Five 2021 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (ANIMATED) “Burrow”: A Pixar SparkShort about a rabbit embarrassed by her humble ambitions for her home when she sees other subterranean animals’ elaborate ones.
2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Documentary
Five 2021 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (DOCUMENTARY) “Colette”: As a young teen, Colette Marin-Catherine joined in her family’s new “business”: the French Resistance. The film follows the now-90-year-old as she
DOCUMENTARY Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security, following three strays as they embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society. Zeytin, fiercely independent,
NARRATIVE • AUSTRALIA In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton), are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized