The Ninth Annual Colony Film Festival: Focused on Emerging Filmmakers has opened submissions for documentary, drama and animated films.

The festival, sponsored by the Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association, will be held on March 20 and 21, 2015 in Marietta, Ohio. The Colony Film Festival seeks to develop a strong local film community and encourages filmmakers to share their experiences when introducing their films during the festival. The competition is open to students and non-students both amateurs and professionals with an additional category for local filmmakers (within 50 miles of Marietta).

Awards will be presented for the best film in each category, feature length, short, animated, student, local, and Best of Festival as selected by the panel of judges.

Entry fee per film is $25.
Submissions may be made on-line at with a deadline of February 23, 2015.
Contact: or 740.373.0894.