First ever Chataqua Film Festival

Chewelah PACA and KCHW 102.7 Northern Lights Public Radio are proud to announce the first annual Chataqua Film Festival to be held in Chewelah on July 15 starting at 1 p.m. The event will be held at the Chewelah Center for the Arts, next to the museum. Admission is free. This year's theme is Sister Slam. The top 16 finalists have been invited from Spokane's 50 Hour Slam to showcase and discuss their short films. There will also be guest speakers.

Rebecca Cook has numerous credits in film, theater and voice-over work and is currently a part of the “Z Nation” production team. She has worked with Antonio Banderas, Cuba Gooding Jr., and John Carpenter. Another guest speaker is local resident Bill Nelson from Valley. Bill and his production company, ITD Productions, have completed four feature films in our local community. His most recent film, “Rum Runners,” is an award winning film that is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

A few of our featured artist are Ron Ford, who has over 30 credits as an actor, director and writer who has moved from LA to the Spokane area. Jesse James Hennessy’s JJH Productions short horror film “Deadline” was recently a finalist in the 72 Hour Horror Film Race held in Atlanta Georgia. Jesse also has numerous credits as an actor, writer, and director to include the television series “Mr. Dark.”

This will be the first event held in the new performing arts center. For more information and updates, visit chataquafilmfestival on Facebook. This event is not sponsored by Community Celebrations nor does it exist as an extension of Chataqua from July 13 to 16 in Chewelah.