Free Community Screening – Out in the Silence

Please join us June 26th 2-4pm at the Greenly Center in downtown Bloomsburg for a free screening of Joe Wilson’s film, Out in the Silence. This is a timely film and an opportunity to have an important conversation with friends and family.

In addition to our established supporters, we are pleased to be working with the Columbia County Democratic Committee in bringing you this film.

Sit Next to Me! Film Contest says: Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and talents to the Sit Next to Me! High School Film Contest, especially Box of Light Bloomsburg and Alison Stone Briggs for facilitating our series of local workshops.

Unfortunately, we did not receive entries in sufficient numbers to run the contest as we intended. We are currently assessing our efforts and discussing how we might make the contest more successful next year.

Please stay tuned for information about next year’s contest and the last screening in our feature series, Out in the Silence.

Again, thank you to everyone who participated in this effort.

NEW High School Film Contest Workshop

NEW WORKSHOP!! Calling high school students in Columbia, Montour, Snyder, Northumberland and Union counties! Join us at Box of Light, Bloomsburg, Feb 3rd from 6:30 – 7:30 pm for a free film makers workshop designed to help you craft your story for The Sit Next To Me! High School Film Contest. You bring your ideas and we’ll supply the guidance and expertise to help you bring your project to the big screen.

To see full contest rules and regs available here.

High School Film Contest Workshop

Calling high school students in Columbia, Montour, Snyder, Northumberland and Union counties! Join us at Box of Light, Bloomsburg, January 12th from 6:30 – 8 pm for a free film makers workshop designed to help you craft your story for The Sit Next To Me! High School Film Contest. You bring your ideas and we’ll supply the guidance and expertise to help you bring your project to the big screen.

To see full contest rules and regs available here.

Thank you for attending BULLY

Thank you to everyone who made it out to our screening of BULLY yesterday. We started a great discussion (and enjoyed some tasty popcorn and baked goods too). Thank you especially to First Presbyterian Church for their friendly hospitality. Thank you to our partners, supporters and volunteers. Without you, SNTM! would not exist.

Please be looking forward to our next screening on Nov 21 @ 11am at The Captiol in Bloomsburg. Also, we will have updated information about the high school film contest coming out this week. If you know a student in Union, Snyder, Northumberland, Montour or Columbia counties who is interested in crafting a visual story about belonging and welcome, please send them our way.

 

We’ve Saved a Seat for You!

We’ve all shared the feeling: you enter a crowded room, not knowing if you’ll find a friend, fearing you won’t have a place to sit. We’ve all felt the relief at hearing the invitation, “Hey, sit next to me!”

The Sit Next to Me! Film Festival celebrates stories that illustrate our universal desire to belong as well as remind us of our personal responsibility to make others feel welcome.

The film series is being offered by:

  • Common Threads/Equality Non-Discrimination of Bloomsburg
  • Keystone Progress
  • The Central Susquehanna Chapter of the ACLU of PA.

The series features three feature films: Bully, Kumu Hina and Out in the Silence. Each film highlights the experiences of individuals trying to find a place and communities responding with varying degrees of invitation and acceptance.

Please add our fall screenings to your calendar:

  • Bully on Oct. 25th @ 3pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 345 Market St, Bloomsburg
  • Kumu Hina on Nov 21st @ 11 am at The Capitol, 45 E Main St, Bloomsburg

Stay tuned for future dates!

The fourth screening showcases the winners of our Sit Next to Me! high school short-film contest. SNTM! Film Festival encourages students to honestly discuss their current experiences and their hopes for a more inclusive future in a format that inspires innovation and further conversation.
Please join us at the Sit Next to Me! Film Series. We’ve saved a seat for you!