For people who love films of all kinds, here are two local celluloid festivals you might want to check out.
For the first time this year, the Snohomish Carnegie International Film Festival will screen original award-winning films by local and global filmmakers that are not available in theaters. Directors will be on hand to discuss their work with the audience.
Each film is the prize recipient in its category and will include selections by student directors from New York University and the University of Washington. Viewers will also see documentaries, short films, foreign language films and a grand prize feature.
The event is hosted by the Snohomish Carnegie Foundation.
The Snohomish Carnegie International Film Festival is scheduled for 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the historic Carnegie Library, 105 Cedar Ave., Snohomish. Admission is free. Tax-deductible donations to the foundation will be accepted.
You can also chill out at the Nordic Lights Film Festival at Seattle’s McCaw Hall and watch contemporary, award-winning films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. All are subtitled.
This is the first year the Nordic Heritage Museum presents this film festival.
Selections include comedies and dramas. “Back Soon” follows Anna Hallgrimsdottir, a poet, dishwasher and marijuana dealer in her late 30s, as she conducts her drug business over 48 hours.
The festival starts at 7 tonight and goes through Sunday at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets are $7 for Nordic Heritage Museum members; $10 for nonmembers. A festival pass is available for $50 for members; $60 for nonmembers.
Call 206-464-5830 or go to www.siff.net.