Southern Fried Film Festival kicks off 4-day event in Huntsville

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The SOurthern Fried Film Festival kicks off Thursday night at the Orion Amphitheater. (Michael Seale / Hville Blast)

Huntsville’s own independent film festival kicks off tonight at the Orion Amphitheater, as the Southern Fried Film Festival begins its fifth year celebrating independent films and music.

The 4-day festival will feature more than a dozen films, several indie artists and seminars. Read more to find out what this year’s festival involves.

The festival schedule

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“Sirens” is one of the films featured in this year’s Southern Fried Film Festival. (Southern Fried Film Festival via Facebook)

Here is the schedule of events for this year’s festival:

Thursday, June 9

  • 6PM Doors open, Orion Amphitheater
  • Preshow: DJ Chief Rocka, WEUP Sundial Writers Corner Storytellers, WLRH
  • Films: Fire of Love, Slow Pulse

Friday, June 10

  • 5PM Salty Nut Brewery
  • Film: Funktree 5PM
  • Band
  • 6PM 3rd Circle Cellar
  • Films: Role Model, The Money and Monstera
  • 8PM 3rd Circle Cellar
  • Films: Hatching, Cook with Heart
  • 8PM Salty Nut Brewery
  • Film: Sirens

Saturday, June 11

  • 12PM 3rd Circle Cellar
  • Films: Zero Gravity, Cupids
  • 1PM Salty Nut Brewery
  • The Branding of You, Dwaynia Wilkerson
  • 2:30PM 3rd Circle Cellar
  • Films: Pompo the Cinephile, Kamikaze: Trial by Fire
  • 5PM 3rd Circle Cellar
  • Films: Mama Bears, Syed Family xmas Eve Game Night
  • 7PM Salty Nut Brewery
  • The Unique Band
  • 8PM 3rd Circle Cellars
  • Film: Poser
  • 8PM Salty Nut Brewery
  • Film: The Worst Person in the World

Sunday, June 12

  • 1PM Salty Nut Brewery
  • Panel: Creating and Storytelling Through Podcasts
  • 1PM 3rd Circle Cellars
  • Films: Belle, She Dreams at Sunrise
  • 3:30PM 3rd Circle Cellars
  • Films: Let the Little Light Shine, Pearl and Henry
  • 4PM Salty Nut Brewery
  • Charles and Tanya Harros
  • 5:30PM Salty Nut Brewery
  • Jaybe and the Huntsman
  • 6PM 3rd Circle Cellars
  • Queen of Glory

About the festival

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The festival was founded in 2018 by some Huntsville locals. (Southern Fried Film Festival)

The Southern Fried Film Festival was founded in 2018 by Huntsville natives Kelley Birney Reischauer — an actor who recently returned to the Rocket City from Los Angeles — and Trevite Willis, a native Huntsvillian who now lives in New York as a producer.

“It is with purpose and intention that we, the creators of the Southern Fried Film Festival, provide the opportunity to give voice to those who are so often silenced and to share and celebrate the lives and talents of under-represented communities. Movies provide us the lens to peak inside and experience the world and its incredible diversity. Films educate, spark conversation, teach empathy….as well as simply provide an escape from our individual day to day lives.”

Kelley Birney Reischauer and Trevite Willis, founders of the Southern Fried Film Festival

Festival-goers can attend the events by purchasing tickets here.

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