October 5, 2021 | TheBerkshireEdge
FilmColumbia will return, October 22–31, after last year’s hiatus due to the pandemic. The 10-day festival in Chatham, New York, will present world-class independent and international features and documentaries, along with post-screening Q&As with directors, and special tributes, all presented by The Crandell Theatre.
The number of films, nearly 40 this year, is slightly reduced from previous years to accommodate added health and safety measures, including proof of vaccination for all attendees and staff, required mask-wearing indoors at all times, reduced seating capacity at the Crandell, and the use of only one primary venue for festival events. Additionally, the festival will implement an individual ticketing system and, therefore, no festival passes will be offered this year. The annual pre-festival benefit reception has been cancelled, as well.